Monthly Archives: June 2014

Kit packing Tips: No 5 – What did I forget?

According to our recent Facebook survey sun cream or after sun lotion are the things that most people forget.  At least you can buy them in Nijmegen! Second on the list is plastic boterhamzakjes, or plastic bags.  If you want … Continue reading

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Kit packing Tips: No 4 – Daysacs

During the march you will need to carry your lunch, water and essentials (maybe in your nice new dry bag) in a daysac of some kind.  You might want a smaller bag than the hand luggage used for the trip … Continue reading

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Kit Packing Tips: No 3 – Boots, shoes, trainers, etc.

Whatever footwear you prefer, make sure you pack both the left and the right! I always wear my marching boots to travel in, thus never forgetting to take them, but not everyone likes to do this. If you do, you … Continue reading

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Kit Packing Tips: No 2 – Each Days Kit

When packing your suitcase you should lay out each days marching kit and pack it into four separate bags.  Clean underwear, socks and t-shirts, and shorts/trousers/skirt/kilt.  This means that each night when you are tired, you only need to get out tomorrows bag … Continue reading

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Current Weather forecast for Nijmegen

21 Days to go! This time in just three weeks the 98th Nijmegen Vierdaagse will be in progress! The weather in Nijmegen today: up to 19 degrees Celsius, with ‘variable cloudiness’. Remember if you sweat a lot you will need to drink lots of non-alcoholic … Continue reading

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Kit Packing Tips: No 1 – Dry Bags

This year travelling to RAF Cosford for the Two-Day March the weather was very wet. Just in case I was stuck outside I packed my suitcase using the waterproof bags that I would usually use for camping and the like.  An … Continue reading

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Kit Packing Tips

Everyday this week we will be sharing kit packing tips; feel free to comment if you have something to add! If you are on Facebook please answer the question: “What item are you most likely to forget when packing for … Continue reading

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Current Weather forecast for Nijmegen

28 Days to go! This time in only four weeks the 98th Nijmegen Vierdaagse will be in progress! The weather in Nijmegen today: up to 23 degrees Celsius, sunny and clear. Not raining? Great!  But you still need to be … Continue reading

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Who’s looking forward to breakfast?

If this is your first time in the Netherlands, you will probably find breakfast a bit different to what you are used to! The chocolate sprinkles, or hagelslag, are one of the best things about Dutch breakfast, even if they … Continue reading

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Learning to speak Dutch

For anyone who is interested in learning Dutch there are some very useful videos on YouTube.  My favourite are dutchforn00bs, made by a girl called Lidewij from Zwolle. This one is a good start: www.youtube.com Tot Ziens!

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