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15 November. 7th day libero. Hanoi

November 17, 2017

A very interesting city indeed. Never thought of this possibility. In spite of the millions of people, shops on the streets AND scooters, the city is kept clean by all the shop holders. Perhaps cleaner than Amsterdam. This time we really did not have the hotel we wanted (Metropole) but a French hotel Mercure. It […]

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14 November. 15th leg VLLB-VVNB 250 Nm

November 15, 2017

Our shortest flight sofar of just 01:10 in block time [brakes off for taxi to the DEP RWY – brakes on after landing at the parking position]. Take off at VLLB, Luang Prabang, RWY 05, direction Hanoi over Vietnam In practically every airport we take fuel, which we have to mix ourselves with an additive […]

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12-13 November. 5th and 6th day libero. Luang Phrabang and Mekong River

November 14, 2017

Luang Phrabang was exactly as descripted by Julia, by Conny/Hein and by Ryanne. The hotel recommendation by Conny/Hein was excellent. view from our Hotel Maison Souvannaphoum in Luang Phrabang Maison Souvannaphoum We had 2,5 days here which we consumed with much pleasure. Such nice people, nice city, nice surroundings and climate. Enough tourists, like we, […]

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11 November. 14th leg VYMD-VLLB (Luang Phrabang) 389 Nm

November 13, 2017

This trip is a story made of photograps, or if you wish call it a photo-story. like in Kolkata: also Myanmar Customs sealed our doors Mandalay: departing VYMD passing the border Myanmar-Laos descending towards Luang Prabang, Laos International Airport Luang Prabang, Laos VLLB Tomorrow I will write about our extended stay at Luang Prabang, sometimes […]

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10 November. 4th day libero. Mandalay

November 11, 2017

An enormous contrast with Kolkata, in many ways indeed. We have used that day to relax and just do nothing. I challenge anyone to visit a city full with temples together with Sophie and still do nothing. So we visited temples, but the sun helped us somewhat since at 11am it became so hot that […]

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9 November. 13th leg VECC-VYMD (Mandalay) 465 Nm

November 10, 2017

After we were enabled by INDS to download the proper NavData just after our night dinner, we had a short sleep and I must have been dreaming of a succesfull upload to the a/c ┬áthe next day (which was 9 November). Another dream was how we would find the a/c which we left in an […]

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8 November. Our black day in Kolkata

November 9, 2017

08:50 we arrived at the airport 10:00 customs 11:10 in a/c making the INDS updates for Far East. No success since INDS had failed to deliver us the correct software in spite of daily talks to them in USA for at least one week. 11:40 we left the a/c and we tried to contact INDS […]

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7 November. 12th leg VOHY-VECC (Kolkata) 761 Nm

November 8, 2017

A beautifull day today. Hyderabad: taxi via E to the holding RWY 09 India: between Hyderabad and Kolkata No clouds, no smog, no haze. Clear skies. It all promised to be real nice call and visit of Kolkata. The reality was slightly different. That story will follow. approaching Kolkata VECC: waiting for the fueler VECC: […]

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6 November. 11th leg VOCB-VOHY (Hyderabad) 421 Nm

November 7, 2017

A short flight of two hours gave us the opportunity to see something of Hyderabad. What did strike me immediately is that this city looked much cleaner than the previously visited Indian cities. The hotel was fabulous. The city was very interesting indeed and everything looked better in my eyes because the streets were relatively […]

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5 November. 3rd day libero Kalari Kovalikom

November 7, 2017

After our two weeks experience in Ayurveda Hospital at Kalari Kovalikom in January this year, we liked to see it again and show it to Urs. After all WB [WijnneBarends] is now building ships in Goa, more or less in the same area so we may be around next year as well. Everything looked unchanged: […]

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