If you wanna have a better view...
If you want to have a better view, try to go early so you can choose the best spot to see what's going on at the market square. Besides, it's not easy to find a parking space, too if late.
Take a look at the pic, isn't it packed? Now you have an idea, eh? ;-)
Reading a map!
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?
The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.
This still doesn't explain why Paulien turns the map all around when I'm asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!
- Road Trip
- Family Travel
Do drink enough!!!
For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the average temperature is much higher than other areas and the city lanes with its historical houses and bridges will go up and down.
Water is essential for everyone, especially if you are hiking. Water helps almost every part of the human body function properly. Our bodies are almost two-thirds water, and proper hydration is essential to keep your body functioning properly during the hike. Some of the things water does in the body are:
* The brain is 75% water; even moderate dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness;
* Water regulates body temperature, which is especially important here in the area where the temperatures can be so brutal;
* Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
* Blood is 92% water;
* Water protects and cushions vital organs;
·* Water converts food into energy (which is something you will need on a 3 to 4 hour hike…);
* Muscles are 75% water, and you will use many muscles on a trail as you climb above the desert floor.
- Hiking and Walking
Obstacles for/against cars
The old Alkmaar inner city has small streets unsuited for mass traffic. Cars are not welcomed here and there is no need entering the old city by car, because there are several parking garages around the center. Still shops and restaurants need to be supplied and also the small local bus must be able to enter the wider streets. Traffic signs proved to be insufficient, so a rising/sinking pole in the middle of the street was the solution.
WARNING: Do not follow a supply truck or the local bus. You might end up with a pole ejecting your car!
- Road Trip
Rio music sure is contagious!
wow this perked me up quite a bit! haha i almost started to dance too! wasn t dressed for the occasion so....