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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Greetings from Den Haag, South Holland

Last week, Wander Iggy paid a courtesy call at the Philippine Embassy in The Hague (pronounced in Dutch as 'Den Haaakk', with glottal slur). It was also our first first time in South Holland, so we had to look around. The Hague is the third largest city in the Netherlands, next to Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Less than an hour by train from Amsterdam Central, it is the country's seat of government, but not the capital (as Amsterdam is). Most people have the misconception of Den Haag  as a buiding, or a courtroom. Fact of the matter-- it is the de facto judicial capital of the United Nations, and is home to 150 International Organisations. It is currently being built up as the legal capital of the world, and houses the International Court of Justice inside the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace). Okay, let's leave the rest to wikipedia.

Peace Palace (where the party's at. houses the international court of justice)

Madurodam was the best place to spend your not so plenty money on, should you plan to travel around Holland. Why, you ask?

because it's the entire holland. On a budget. :)

Miss Iggy was so excited, she quickly climbed up the tallest buildings to check out the view.

...and here is a 'rare' picture of the red light district. :P

Have a good week ahead!

1 comment:

fortuitous faery said...

well now, suddenly miss iggy isn't so tiny! :)

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