Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

It was an orgy of friendship, bonding and getting to know new friends and old...

On Monday 11th of June Mike Turner, William Buist and I flew into Schiphol Airport and in Less than 10 minutes Cornelis de Maijer had wired Mike, William and me Intravenously to the Amstell tap.


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This carried on for some time as we watch the Dutch rain fall before being poured into Cornelis's car for the short trip to our accomodation the good ship Linquenda owned and Skipperd by a real crazy Dutchman named Yan..

The swine later had Mike Turner and I doing hard labor swabbing decks and hoisting sales... Bloody hard work I can tell you.



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Following an hilarious night of European banter and more Amstel - a night I will remember for a very long time to come with good friends.Cornelis de Maijer - Mike Turner - William Buist - Peter H. Claes - Robert Oosthout and Skipper Jan Dooyens. We woke at 06:00 HRS for breakfast, because some plonker forgot to turn off their iPhone alarm clock !!!

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Still in our pajamas, Mike, Cornelis and me wandered over to the shower block for a shower..



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The the other Ecademists on the excellent International Networking day began to arrive,
You can see a list of the names here and more details about the event....

I'm not going to go into great detail here about the day as my typing fingers are sore from hoisting sales and swabbing decks - but, to say this...

Mike Turner and I nearly cancelled at the last moment because of heavy workloads and other such excuses... But we did not cancel -

We jumped on the plane and less than an hour later were released into the care of the craziest Dutchman on the planet - Cornelis de Maijer and needless to say we had a fantastic couple of days of networking and relaxing on a really great sailing Yatcht - under sail in a force 4 wind on a huge lake in a place with a name I can neither spell nor pronounce... with 20 other ecademists hanging on for dear life with captain Yan at the helm barking orders in a language I cannot understand...

It was the best day out I have had for quite a long time... Here's hoping more ecademists will join in on the next ecademy International Networking Day...

Ahoy land lubbers

Mick

PS - More images to follow.....










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Mike Turner

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

Is this not one of the ones you sent me Birgit? Mick Perhaps? I hear he's ambidextrous. All the best Mike "Paparazzi" Turner ;)

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Mike Turner

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

Our first stop following the beer infusion at Schipol

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Mike Turner

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

Fantastic photos and some really great comments - well done guys.

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Fred Rutgers

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

We are all bunkers and fighting windmills Mick Cheers, Fred

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Birgit Speer

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

*blush* Thank you, Ronald!

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Ronald Wopereis

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

also there were people from Finland (1) and from Russia (2) truly international ! and applause for one lady who drove 5+ hours in the morning to be on time on the boat, from Heidelberg to the midst of Holland R

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George Wallace

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

When I was based in Germany we had a brewery trip every year to Amsterdam. It was good fun drinking copious amounts of Amstel then waking up in the morning feeling so rough. That was why I gave up drinking.

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Fred Rutgers

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

The evening and dinner was great too!!! Next time try some Grolsch it leaves amstell for dust!

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Mick Say

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International Networking Day in Perth Western Australia

Hi all I am proposing an International Networking Day in Perth Western Australia.. See the post here > International Networking Day in Perth Western Australia. Thanks - Mick

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George Wallace

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

Excellent bit of networking. Shame some people can't handle the drink

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Mick Say

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

Some nice trending topics on Twylah from our international networking day: http://www.twylah.com/micksay/topics/amsterdam http://www.twylah.com/micksay/topics/business Have a great week - Mick

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Robert Oosthout

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

What I get from this blog is that everybody participating did have a ball. I am very proud of all of us being there. I had a great time as well. I can also see that writing this blog leads to the enrollment and registration of those that were not there. This definitely has been a winner. We will organize it again. It is also the start of Ecademy Netherlands organizing monthly meetings again in Amersfoort Hoogland, so we can meet eachother regularly on the third Wednesday of the month. Love to see you all there again. Robert Oosthout.

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jet rotmans

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

dear men and I thought there were woman on board so next time I hope you dare to mention that as well and all other things what wasn't nice I really liked it so it was nice and it wasn't heaven good wishes warmest regards jet

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Tina Jonasen

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

Sooooo sad I didnt go :-(

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Birgit Speer

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

Hi Mick, great and funny blog! It was so fabuolous to meet you all! Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures! Birgit

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Michelle Harris

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

Sounds like a great time, well done :) Love the pictures!

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Mick Say

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Captain Yan - Top man....

Captain Yan - Top man.... Please visit the Linquenda website for corporate charters and family vacations: http://www.varenmetjan.nl/

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Mick Say

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Introducing the Star of the Show...

Brilliant Job - Well Done Cornelis - Thank you my friend... Mick

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Sadie Murray

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

"Mike Turner and I nearly cancelled at the last moment because of heavy workloads and other such excuses... But we did not cancel - !! Priceless. Now it's on ...Let the games begin!!

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Mick Say

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1st Mate helps out whilst Mike Turner Supervises

The first mate came to my rescue and the sail was hoisted in double quick time... Image Courtesy of William Buist...

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Mick Say

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Raising the Main Sail....

Image courtesy of William Busit.. Raising the Mast is darn hard work - nearly did me in...

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William Buist

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

My pics are on Flickr here > and here as a a slideshow.... Brilliant days. My headache, by the way, was solely as a result of Mick's 'Klaxon' Alarm. It only rang twice he said, It was the banging on the walls of the boat by everyone else there after 15 rings that woke him to hear the last 2..... I defy anyone to be thrown awake on a bottom bunk by that, who sits up in shock, smashes his head on the upper bunk, not to have a headache.....

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Demos Flouri

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

Sounds like such a great time

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Mick Say

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William was holding the camera (iPhone)

In Williams Defense Although the old stalwart had a bit of a headache caused by the "swaying" of the boat during the night - he was holding the camera for the photo.... During the day William gave a talk about social and digital to a grateful, multilingual audience... What a great day...

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Peter H. Claes

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

Hi Mick, Great to meet you in Holland, interesting conversations and a lot of beers ;-) We will do this again :-) Looking forward by the way to see the other pictures :-) Grtz from one of those crazy people, Peter H. :-)

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Mick Say

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Cheers T

We missed you and Penny T - next time perhaps.... Speak soon - Mick

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Thomas Power

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Crazy Dutch, Belgian, German, Brits in Amsterdam Orgy

Ouch and awesome. Tx

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