TB meetup in nijmegen

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coffyn

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.

high tea at the coffyn

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.

the workshop
 During the demonstration we had to taste some chocolate, i hoped the demonstration will took a long time, it was delicious for a chocolate freak i am.

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.

The TB group with the wereldvrouwen
During the visit the quests are prepairing the meal with the woman in a cooking workshop. And with all these TB members it was one big funny workshop and the food was delicious.

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.

gimpel says:
Tja, er waren natuurlijk meer tb'ers bij dan heb je het al gauw haha.
Posted on: Dec 29, 2011
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coffyn
coffyn
high tea at the coffyn
high tea at the coffyn
the workshop
the workshop
The TB group with the wereldvrouwen
The TB group with the wereldvrouwen
The waag
The waag
The waag
The waag
old street, modern bicycle
old street, modern bicycle
jacqueline, gejah devi and sarah.
jacqueline, gejah devi and sarah.
Alex asking his self how to eat th…
Alex asking his self how to eat t…
Coffee
Coffee
ingredients for chocolate
ingredients for chocolate
jammie......
jammie......
Gejah tasting
Gejah tasting
piep......
piep......
fresh air
fresh air
Jos taking a picture
Jos taking a picture
The waag.
The waag.
the waag
the waag
Art at wereld vrouwen.
Art at wereld vrouwen.
Water and lime
Water and lime
The menu
The menu
Preparing to cook
Preparing to cook
the kitchen.
the kitchen.
Devika in action
Devika in action
Alex prepairing the soup
Alex prepairing the soup
Patricia getting instructions
Patricia getting instructions
Alex in action
Alex in action
Jos, Ils and Tania working at the …
Jos, Ils and Tania working at the…
Sarah and arianne
Sarah and arianne
our salade
our salade
The result.
The result.
Nijmegen
photo by: Ils1976