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Winter 2002. 
 
Mommy discovered the Orchid House thru one of her collection of "What to do in Holland" brochures, even though the drive to get there was rather long (somewhere north of Lelystad which is almost 2 hours away from where we live), the visit was worth it. The place is a commercial hot-house for the breeding and export of orchids ... the largest collection of orchids this side of the Netherlands. Ali had his second encounter with tropical greenery (he was only a few months old when we took him to a birding trip in Similajau) and there was plenty of space for him to run around and with many curious things for him to see. The orchid exhibit was inspired by Mount Kinabalu/Sabah rainforest ... proclaimed by the garden designer to be the place for orchids.