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Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Over Easter Michiel and I went on a two week road trip, driving from Rotterdam to Northern Italy, and back. As it’s a long drive, we broke the trip in two and spent two night in Strasbourg in the French Alsace. We spent a really nice sunny Sunday walking around the city… View of Barrage Vaudan, a dam in the river Ill. Lots of pretty streets to explore… We watched the tourists boat go through the lock… And stopped for a nice…

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Hiking in Les Houches

Hiking in Les Houches

The summer school is pretty intensive, but if you take a lunch bag instead of sitting down for lunch, there is enough time for a nice hike. These two photos are taken on one of those hikes: On Saturday we had the afternoon off, and I took the cable car up with a few people. It was a beautiful day, and flowers everywhere, very pretty! Me with Anastasia and Claire, and one of the views along the way… In the…

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The Views

The Views

The first picture below shows the main building of the summer school (Ecole de Physique). This is where we have all the lectures and tutorials, and generally hang out. Besides this building, there is a restaurant and several chalets where we sleep. The other photos show the view from in front of the main building at different times during the day… very stunning!

Les Houches

Les Houches

While Paul is (wishing he was) paragliding in Verbier, I am about 50 km away at a summer school on atmospheric boundary layers. Les Houches is right underneath the Mont Blanc and the summer school (at 1000m) has stunning views over the valley and the mountains. As in Verbier, the first 2 days here were rainy. And not just a little bit, more like a continuous downpour! This morning we woke up to almost clear skies and amazing views. The…

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Skiën in Méribel!

Skiën in Méribel!

Hallo, Hier dan de blog over de week skiën… Het heeft even geduurd, ook omdat ik Windows Movie Maker heb ontdekt op mijn computer, en daar een hele tijd mee gespeeld heb. Wat een leuk programma, je kunt er echt veel mee! Ik heb een filmpje in elkaar geknutseld van onze week in Méribel, en ik denk dat die meer zegt dan foto’s. Ik heb een kleine versie (4,5 MB) van het filmpje (bijna 6 minuten lang) online gezet, klik…

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