Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Rewind...48 days in Germany (2)

Always wanted to travel to Netherlands, didn't have the chance 4 years ago while travelling around Europe. We decided to visit the nearest town on the 31st of September - Groningen which is one and a half hour journey from Oldenburg. We started early in the morning and arrived around 10 am. The weather was pleasant and we headed straight away to the town center, 10 minutes walk from the railway station. To our surprise, there was a weekend market with around 100 stalls. But what that caught my attention at the first moment were the flowers markeeter. I had to convinced myself that those are real flowers as their colors were so outstanding, just like those plastic ones in Malaysia. I couldn't resist myself to capture these scenes with my camera although it looked so strange to the locals who are so used to these flowers and perhaps even forgotten to take a careful look at them and to admire their beauty. We spent much time wondering around the market. There were still alot for us to explore. The vegetables were so fresh and relatively cheap. Groningen is also rich with seafoods. We stopped down at a stall serving fried fish nuggest and calamaries as we just had some biscuits for breakfast early that morning. After that, we decided to make use of the remaining time visiting the opera, cityhaus, cathedral etc, that were on our lists of 'must-sees'. I also managed to grab some souveniers and postcards from the tourist information center. We finished much earlier as expected and what to do? My dear and I walked back to the market place to hunt for snacks...we had some Australian home-made icecream, pommes... All are real calories bombs.
We had our dinner at Burger King at the railway station. It was not a spontaneous choice but we indeed planned that. We actually stopped by at Groningen three years ago when we visited London. We also had our dinner at this Burger King before taking the train back to Oldenburg. It was the tastiest burger I have had and the reason could pay extra for some extra cheese...I think it must be local product...It just made a prefect combination with the burger. What a dissapointment that we could not do that anymore this time (the action was over) and we have to settle down with just a normal conventional burger.
We arrived home that day exhausted but with thousands of Calories was a nice trip anayway! what's next? AMSTERDAM!

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