TB meetup in nijmegen
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Nijmegen, i know where you can find it, every year the city is overloaded with people who walkes the 4day's of Nijmegen, and i never visited the city. We got a inventation of Devika for a meetup and after checking the agenda we went to nijmegen to meet a lot of TB friends and see the city. We went by car to the city, so we had no problems with the transport like lot of TB members had with the train. We parked our car at the P&R at the central station for a affordable price of 8 euro a day. When we arrived at the meetup point at the central station, a couple of TB members arrived safely. Devika was calling and calling with stranded members. At the end we had to go to the first location, the rest will come later.
The first location was in a beautiful building , the 12th century building commandrie van st Jan. Here we enjoyed the High Tea. Different types of tea and served with 3 courses from chocolate to traditional scones with sream and lemon curd jam, cinnamon cake ect ect. During this High tea the lost TB members arrived on time to join the High tea. Only Walter was late, so he got the doggybag.
Ater the High tea we went to the second floor to visit the Chocolate demonstration. Here i found out that chocolate is very good for you. Also i learn how to chocolate is produced, and how much work it is to produce good quality cacao and why it is expensive. But as long the cacao farmers earn a good price for the products it is no problem to pay for these cocolate.
In between the coffyn and the next appointment the groupe splitted in two, one part went to the waalkade to have a drink and the other group did some siteseeing in the old town. Nijmegen is the oldest city of the Netherlands and the have a nice historical center.
The last stop was a diner at the location of WereldVrouwen( worldwoman). This is a project of the Plan B foundation to help migrant woman with a language or integration course and training for employment. For some of them the step is to great, and here the can train there skills and discover there talent. The womans work parttime and will do practical experience and will win confidence.
At the end of the meetup some TB members went further for a drink, and a couple of members had to go, some of them had to take the train, and that was still a problem. We went back to the car parc and when we payed our parking fee with the credit card the paying terminal liked our credit card and didn't gave it back. After trying to get it out we had to call the operator, they didn't had a service mechanic in the neighbourhood so Monday they will collect our creditcard and sent it by mail to our homeadres. So before we left we had to call our bank to block the card and after a delay of 30 minutes we went back to our bungalow.
Devika it was a very nice and a good orginized meetup.