Tapas in Leeuwarden

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from left, Sanne, Brett, John, Matt, Rowena, Wendy, Jokim (quim), Edwin, Femke, Mickey

I get of the train in Leeuwarden and walk the long long long way to the hotel. It take me a good 30 seconds to get there from the station. I go in and try to check in. I share a room with Brett and the woman in reception asks me for Brett's last name. Does Brett have a last name? Hmm I don't know it but he is American - so his name got to be Jones no - well then what about Pitt? Still no. Brett Bush then? That does not work either and I borrow the phone to call Brett. He actually volunteer to walk from the restaurant back to the hotel and pick me up - so I just wait and we walk to the restaurant.


I get to the restaurant and finally get to meet Wendy - a native of the country of Friesland - and the host, organizer, chauffeur, caterer, interpreter and probably a few more things for the meet up. Rowena is helping a bit with the organizing.

She lives in Friesland but is actually Dutch so basically she is part of the meet up organization as a representative of the Dutch occupation authority to make sure all the foreigners will not try to help out the freedom fighters in Friesland.


In the restaurant we go for a nice tapas diner. With pollo loco, pollo deaddo, pollo mango, pollo shreddo and a few more chickens. I don't really mind. After having spent 5 weeks in the Philippines just before getting a wake up call by roosters almost everyday I am quite happy to help in any effort to get rid of the chickens from the face of the planet.


Along with the diner we get some nice sangria - and Brett seems to like the stuff more than the chicken.


We got a nice diner and we head of to the very first major activity of the meet-up.

vanhalme says:
Great job Mickey.. ;-)
Posted on: Aug 18, 2008
YantiSoeparno says:
I agree with other comments, this blog is funny! I can't stand not to laugh :D
Posted on: Aug 18, 2008
metroguy says:
I love this blog especially the Brett last american name and Rowena as the rebel underground organizer in Friesland.Still want to know what Brett last name and this mysterous Rowena.Dude you are still the "sarcastic blog king".Good job!
Posted on: Aug 10, 2008
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