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6 Turtle Town – Aloha to the world

The Ocean Liberty left the dock and sailed into the Maalaea Bay.  The island of Maui slowly woke up as we could see more and more lights on the shore now. The Haleakala volcano looked like a huge black rock when the sun started to color the sky behind it. It was an amazing view […]

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5 The Ocean Liberty – Aloha to the world

We had to wait till 3pm before we could enter the code in the door from our apartment.We walked around for a while and when it was finally 3pm we  took the elevator to the fourth floor. It went up slow but stopped too fast when it arrived on the fourth floor. Our minds were […]

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4 The rental car – Aloha to the world

                                         We worked long days but there was also time to explore the island of Maui. It was around 10 am, and I was waiting for the shuttle to the airport.Our rental car would be ready on […]

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3 Pearl Harbor – Aloha to the world

The night before we had met two local guys in a bar in Honolulu, Don and Jeffrey. Great guys, full of Aloha and they had lots of stories to tell. For us, used to the European time zone, it was really late already. And after the 20hr-flight, the Mai Tai’s, few beers and shots I […]

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2 Fashion issues – Aloha to the world

In Los Angeles I already realized that I had made one mistake in the baggage. My trolley had almost everything needed for a few days. I had learnt my lesson years ago in Toronto. There, on a six-day trip, I had to wait for five days before I got my suitcase. Free shopping, true, but […]

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1 Take off – Aloha to the world

The big blue suitcase with tiny wheels and the overloaded trolley made me aware of the customer unfriendly route to my train station. Gravel and sand on the sidewalks, stairs, holes that challenged the balance of my belongings. It was a fifteen minute walk only and the start of a long journey to the other […]

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Troubles in Toronto – deel 6 bloed, zweet en wattenstaafjes

Zondag, 19 november 2006 Zondagochtend om 07.00 uur liep ik door de stad. Vroeg wakker en zin in Starbucks koffie. Maar ze bleken op zondag niet open te zijn. Terug op de hotelkamer pakte ik mijn rugtas weer in, die ik de dag ervoor net had uitgepakt. Er werd op de deur geklopt. Monique bleek […]

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