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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Accommodation in or near Hilversum August 2005

Date Submitted: 20-Apr-2005
From: Maria Stubbe
Subject: Accommodation in or near Hilversum August 2005
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Institution/Organization: Otago University, New Zealand

Notice: I will be visiting the Netherlands in August this year in company with my teenage daughter, and we need somewhere to base ourselves for two to three weeks in or near Hilversum or Amsterdam. I would prefer a 'homesitting' arrangement if possible - e.g. we could look after pets, water plants etc while the owners are away, but I would consider some kind of short-term rental arrangement as well.