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Welcome all, to our first instalment from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean (depending on how you classify Thailand, etc.). Unlike our recent trips which have all been basically south in nature, this time around we were looking forward to facing an 8 hour time change. We left Saskatoon at 2 pm on Saturday, fit in a 4 hour layover in Minneapolis, and landed in Amsterdam at noon on Sunday. The closest thing to a highlight in Minneapolis involved my indecision over the size of the coke I wanted at “Wok n’ Roll” (my saviour restaurant after my “unconscious episode” on the way to Costa Rica), which earned me a far from subtle eye-rolling and 95% ice. Oh yeah, and on the plane from Saskatoon to Minneapolis we were surrounded by slightly rouged-above-the-collar Americans returning from hunting trips in Saskatchewan. The guy in front of us had had an…

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