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Los holandeses

In Poza de la Sal we went to a tiny tourist office. There we met Sergio for which we are very grateful as he connected us to the Artim festival and to some Dutch people living in the area who are also interested in helping the environment. Some lived in small empty villages as well. 
Nowadays getting into contact is as simple as adding the phone nr and sending a WhatsApp message. So we did. We had contact with Eva which unfortunately was in Holland at that time but connected us with Marjolein and Ruben. They responded enthusiastic and we could visit them for lunch. 
We went on a site seeing tour and did a nice hike from Oña. 

A bit later than expected but still welcome we arrived at the nice house of Marjolein and Ruben. 
As luck goes they were really friendly and studied water management in Wageningen (Holland). They also had a lot of experience in empty villages and are working in regenerating soil. A perfect match!
We were really looking forward to work together with them on a food forest as they have so much knowledge. 
On the way back we also visited Dorien, which was going to held a book presentation so we could not speak to her long. But it was still nice to visit and see another living example of a Dutch person making a nice living in rural Spain. She also has a nice bed and breakfast so we could return there.
Unfortunately we did not have enough time to contact and visit all Dutch contacts we got but we will keep them for later use.


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