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Dirk E. has posted 3 reports and 15 photos.

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Berlin Visit: -

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Dubai Visit: -

Fribourg Visit: -


Germany (other) Visit: 2008-10
2009-05-26 - I have always been very passionate about flying and airports. There was no way I was going to miss out on the last international flight our of Tempelhof, one of the finest pieces of art in Berlin (although made by Nazi Germany).On top of it all, the final flight went from Berlin to Brussels (in my own country) and to make it even better, the flight took place on the date of my 39th birthday!So I invited my wife and brother in law (who flies for Lufthansa) to experience this last flight. It was amazing, we were delayed because of all the press activity and the captain made a waving sign with the plane (we sincerely thought at one moment the plane was going to crash because of the stunt flying the captain was allowed to do).Before take off, we got sprayed by the firebrigade as well.What a day, it was one of my very best flying experiences (apart from being upgraded once to first class with Air France...).Too bad Tempelhof is now history....

Misiones Province Visit: -


Morocco Visit: 2008-12
2009-01-05 - Although it seemed so far away, Marrakech is only 3 hours away flying from Brussels, so my wife and I decided to spend the days between Christmas and New year over there. 3 hours is a short time but the difference in culture and how people live could not be have been greater, I was really surprised to see how authentic Marrakech is.Of course they are used to tourists and when you walk in the souks, you buy too much stuff at probably too high prices (although I am a born negotiator), but Marrakech is a very nice city.We made a trip to the Atlas region and visited the Ourika valley. Every Monday there is Berber market and if you think Marrakech is authentic, this place was really like being in the middle ages (except for the cars that is).Many people still use donkeys as means of transport and some owners treat them quite roughly.I can only recommend going to Marrakech and see for yourself how Morocco is like; we have a lot of Moroccan people living in Belgium but everyone should go and see them in their own country to better understand how they are, it might be a very good way of getting rid of some racism over here in Belgium towards these people.


Norway (mainland) Visit: 2009-6
2009-12-23 - In July 2008 I went to the Traena Festival to see Damien Rice perform on a very lonely island, part of the Traena archipel.
The setting was just spectacular.
I left Brussels on Thursday evening, flew to Copenhagen and then on to Trondheim. There I took a night train (it never got dark due to being above the arctic circle in July) to Mosjoen. From there I caught the bus to Sandnessjoen. In Sandnessjoen I caught a first boot to Traena and then a second boat to get to the island where Damien Rice was going to play. I arrived Just in Time!
The concert lasted one hour and 15 minutes and that was it. I spent the night at the house of the lady organizing the Festival but never got to see her because she was working and I was exhausted after my white night on the train. The next morning I took the first boat out to Sandnessjoen. From there I flew to Bodo and on to Oslo. I was lucky enough to meet Damien Rice on this flight.
From Oslo I flew to Amsterdam and then on to Brussels. What an Odyssey to get to see just one guy, but I would do it again. Since then Norway is one of my favourite destinations : bloody expensive but oh so beautiful. I can recommend everyone to visit the beautiful island Traena!

Portugal Visit: -

Republic of Cyprus Visit: -

Saxony Visit: -

Spain (Other) Visit: -

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Visit: -

Vaud Visit: -

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