"WELCOME TO MY A BIT OLD / A BIT NEW HOME-PAGE..:-)" eden_teuling's Profile

THE WORLD IS ROUND, SO TRAVELLERS SAY.....

I DID IT !! my (oldest & most precious) pages (to me) are NO LONGER in an abominably poorly state: being a TRUE VT MEMBER FOR OVER 11 YEARS is not an advantage .... but I soldiered on ! I went through all my pages and although it took me on & off 2 years, I have managed to delete hundreds of thousands of HTML tags: ALL MY PAGES are readable again.....408 TRAVELOGUES with thousands of photos and texts are ready for you to enjoy!! I DID IT !!


NEWEST PAGE: SEVILLE

TRAVELLING = thousands of miles & thousands of smiles..


I have numerous TIPS for you but the NOT-TO-MISS photos & texts are in my TRAVELOGUES! HTML tags have been deleted......so they are readable again!

It would please me if you would visit my TRAVELOGUES, made with the same care and love, pleasure and respect with which I made my first VT TRAVELOGUE, over 9 years ago.

The MIDDELBURG TRAVELOGUE is NEW....

PHOTOGRAPHY & WRITING (prose & poems) are my most favourite activities......

Thanks and enjoy, bes-elisabeth


Allow me to start this somewhat new homepage with A FEW QUOTES:

"As Wolf walked along, an extraordinary happiness took possession of him. He seemed to derive satisfaction from the mere mechanical achievement of putting one foot in front of the other.....It seemed a DELICIOUS PRIVILEGE to him merely to feel his boots sinking into the mud - merely to feel the gusts of cold air blowing upon his face."

From: "Wolf Solent" - John Cowper Powys.

"A TRAVELLER has to approach the beauty and expressiveness of his destiny step by step, whatever the cost and only then he will see, understand, take in that destiny to the full: ONLY WHEN ONE WALKS, ONE IS REALLY TRAVELLING.....


Are you a HORSEMAN / HORSEWOMAN ??

Then go to my new
PROVINCE OF ZEELAND PAGE and enjoy!


Lots of TIPS & TRAVELOGUES...

I cycled to town to take a photo-reportage of a special THURSDAY: a RINGRIJDEN DAY! ENJOY IT!


STRAIGHTAWAY TO AMSTERDAM CLICK!




EVERY FORTNIGHT A SPECIAL LINK CLICK and it will lead you through my personal maze of travels in a SURPRISING WAY...




THE VERY FIRST WORDS I TYPED ON MY HOME PAGE, YEARS AND TEARS AGO...

I love this World, Mother Earth, her trees, flowers and plants, her wide variety of animals, her landscapes, skyscapes and seascapes, lakes and oceans, rivers and thundering or whispering waterfalls, waving green grass of yellow corn, deserts and dunes, canyons and vast rolling plains with their thousands of colours, mountains and sweet valleys.
Most of all I love wandering and roaming about while being silenced by alls these joyous, fabulous manifestations of nature under blue or white, grey or threateningly lead coloured skies.
Last but not least: isn't it most wonderful to meet soulmates, who like I myself, use all their senses not to miss anything of all these miraculous phenomena, who then become real FRIENDS !!
Let's feel lucky, privileged and contented to be here and let's SHARE this Earth and learn (by travelling e.g.) to TOLERATE, ACCEPT and RESPECT each other.
Together we are strong and must be able to find WISDOM somewhere, somehow, we MUST.
If you feel like it then, please, do browse through my many TRAVELOGUES, they are here for you to enjoy.

Searching my heart I am not sure if I would be able to write these words now.....wish I were....

bes-elisabeth (wordsmith by nature & profession)



WHO IS THIS ?? ME OF COURSE !!

WHO is SKY DIVING here?

But ......clown or not, you can trust me, so whoever has QUESTIONS about travel-destinations / travel-experiences / travel-stories / travel-plans or idea about MEETING: just email me and I shall help you as best I can.......just drop me a line in DUTCH - GERMAN - ENGLISH - FRENCH - SPANISH...........and ....... postcards are always very welcome!

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE EURO IS IN MY EUROPE PAGE

HAVE I ALREADY TOLD YOU THAT I AM LIKE A MOUNTAIN-STREAM, AN INSATIABLE TRAVELLER ?


The RESULT is a WEALTH of TRAVEL PAGES so....may I INVITE you to explore my WORLD OF TRIPS & TRAVELS, JOURNEYS & OUTINGS, HIKES & EXPEDITIONS, TOURS & FLIGHTS....


MY BEST FRIEND.....MY HELP AND STAY...

Stranger of yesterday.
becomes my tomorow's friend,
he who ever comes to visit,
FEEL WELCOME!
I don't know if I ever make it to your place.
But then I did not invite you to be returned the same gift from you.
Just promise me to remember what I did to you,
and if any other stranger comes across your path,
then do what I did and pass on the hospitality I showed to you.
Mayby then someday,
when I travel again
I will harvest the fruits
of what I once planted in your heart
and has been passed on
and some one will open his door for me.......someplace....sometime....


MEETING MAKES THE DIFFERENCE !


Thanks Dan!
BEING fond of words & being a wordsmith, I always used to say that MY PEN was my best friend, now I have to say MY COMPUTER is my best friend, friend and companion...night & day, in all seasons it makes writing so pleasant! I type & type and prose and poems appear.......

SAMUEL BUTLER once wrote:

.....HOLLAND

A land that rides at anchor
and is moored
in which they do not live, but go on board.

this poet lived from 1630 - 1680





THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads onto way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the DIFFERENCE.

(Robert Frost 1874 - 1963)



ME IN DISGUISE......ABOUT GOOD & BAD GIRLS....

This is my old schoolbus and is now my sweet little travelbus..........

Being a bad girl, believe me or not: it brings me EVERYWHERE I want to go.......ain't that GREAT ?

Travelling light is a real MUST and yet I need my bus because I am such a pack-rat, a little hoarder......

I could easily open a MUSEUM showing my COLLECTIONS of shells, pieces of rock, wonderful pebbles polished by endlessly rubbing elbows with its millions of companions in the surf on a beach somewhere, colourful feathers, pieces of wood, seed pods, brittle skeletons of little animals, dried flowers thin & transparant as a butterfly's wings, leatherware, little jars with sand in all kinds of colours.....music.....yes, yes, I do travel light!



WHAT IS IN THE MAKING..in 2011

WHAT IS UP IN 2012 ???

After the murder of my beloved son we try to start going on with life :


SUMMER HOLIDAY : 3 weeks in the South of France

short trip in December, destination: not yet decided



ABOUT THE NETHERLANDS, MY HOME COUNTRY......

We have 4 SEASONS and I LOVE them all!

PROMISING SPRING after a COLD, GREY WINTER with SUNNY DAYS FOR SKATING, BRIGHT summerlight, the SUN RIGHT ABOVE my head and atmospheric, enchanting, calming down AUTUMN....time for reflection, resting, enchantment, preparation time for WINTER FESTIVITIES......

I feel HAPPY here and PRIVILEGED to be born here in The Netherlands, in Europe, that safe, warm, rich cradle of our Western CIVILIZATION.

A great startingpoint to EXPLORE other countries and civilizations, each with their own richness of customs and habits, religions and cultures........and I started exploring, well-prepared and eager, curious and indefatigable and have never stopped: LIKE A MOUNTAIN STREAM I AM, AN INSATIABLE TRAVELLER.....

And there is still so much to visit, to learn about, people to meet......pages to make to share my experiences with you.....

WHY shouldn't you start exploring THE NETHERLANDS?
It is so very worthwhile!

Want to know more than is in my PAGES ? then email me: eden_teuling @VT


OUR TRADITIONAL DRINK.....

This is called: ORANJE BITTER.

A lovely drink......and we drink it when there is something special to be celebrated concerning our SWEET ROYALTY..... .
Their name is VAN ORANJE , therefore the orange coloured drink.

We drink to their HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING when there is a BIRTHDAY, the ANNOUNCEMENT of an ENGAGEMENT, a WEDDING, the BIRTH of a PRINCE or PRINCESS and..............yes princess MAXIMA & WILLEM-ALEXANDER (our crown-prince) have 3 little princessses, so............... again we shall propose a TOAST!!

We love our ROYAL FAMILY and they love us, we wouldn't like missing them......never ever.....

LONG LIVE OUR QUEEN !


AND NOW WE HAVE ANOTHER CROWN PRINCESS!! Born Sunday 7th December 2003 at 5.01PM, her name is AMALIA



A BIT ABOUT ME.....

SEPTEMBER 2006 MEETING IN EDINBURGH.....

for more info: email me at VT or at edenbee@zeelandnet.nl

elisabeth


shrimp56 </m/21927/> Fri Sep 12, 2003 15:37 CEST
You raise travelogues to an art form my friend. They are detailed and elegant -- I hope to share a table with you sometime soon! Unfortunately the only way I can reward you in this system is by rating your tips - so I will :) [the kitty is adorable!]

Isn't this a wonderful comment to receive?? Thanks Sally!!


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  • F.Lade's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Better late than never , happy birthday.

  • Parisforless's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear friend, happy birthday to you! I am late, sorry!

  • MATIM's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    Hallo Elisabeth, sorry een dag te laat maar alsnog hartelijk gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag. Hebben jullie je draai al een beetje gevonden in Assen? Ik begrijp van Ed dat jullie nu fijn dicht bij jullie dochter zitten dus ik denk dat dat wel goed komt.
    Tim is weer thuis na een 5 maanden stage in Zeeland, net op tijd want nu is het geen leuk avontuur meer op de camping met dit weer :)

  • CEP1863's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Have a great birthday.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    You must be one of the most loved Vt-ers! Hope you had a happy one. Cheers from Down Under

  • toemayn's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Hope your birthday is filled with all the fun you can handle!

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    happy birthday Elizabeth.

  • almogaver's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    I wish you had a wonderful day. As you can see, I have no time to be here and I must confess that I miss it. Happy birthday Elisabeth!!

  • brooklyned's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    Gefeliciteerd! Happy Birthday!

  • mancera's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! MUCH LOVE, MUCH HEALTH AND MUCH FUN, ENJOY THE LIFE.

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