February 08, 2012

Greetings from Friesland

5 cards today! First one is from Friesland, a province in the north of the Netherlands and part of the ancient, larger region of Frisia. Its capital is Leeuwarden.

The province is famous for its speed skaters, with mass participation in cross-country ice skating when weather conditions permit. When winters are cold enough to allow the freshwater canals to freeze hard, the province holds its traditional Elfstedentocht (Eleven cities tour), a 200 kilometers ice skating tour.

Distance: 219 km (136 miles)
Travel time: 6 days

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