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“Caught in the act.”  Jennifer Snoek-Brown (catching me taking candids) in De Kroon Café, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 20 April 2010.

The Netherlands: Days 10.5 & 10.6 (the Great Volcano Standstill, 2010)

Day 10.5 Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Success? Relief? I hope so. We spent all last night checking trains and buses, but nothing we could find was getting us anywhere any faster. Our B&B hostess found a train to Istanbul that would take only two days, but some legs of the journey were unavailable for online … More The Netherlands: Days 10.5 & 10.6 (the Great Volcano Standstill, 2010)

The Netherlands: Days 10.3 & 10.4 (the Great Volcano Standstill, 2010)

Day 10.3 Sunday, April 18, 2010 Ever since this fiasco began, we’d been considering alternate forms of travel, just in case.  As Tuesday approaches and the situation in the skies shows little sign of improving, Jennifer decided it might be smart to start planning alternate travel now, just in case our Tuesday flight gets canceled … More The Netherlands: Days 10.3 & 10.4 (the Great Volcano Standstill, 2010)

The Netherlands: Days 10.1 & 10.2 (the Great Volcano Standstill, 2010)

Day 10.1 Friday, April 16, 2010 Stranded still.  The volcano continues to spew, the European authorities in charge of their respective airspaces continue to freak out, many of our fellow passengers are growing irrationally angry, and it’s looking more and more like we’re in this for a longer haul than anyone would like. We woke … More The Netherlands: Days 10.1 & 10.2 (the Great Volcano Standstill, 2010)