I almost forgot to mention this! Tjerk is currently in the air, flying to Chile! He doesn't have to start work untill August 13th, and when he got invited by his girlfriend, who is staying with relatives for 7 weeks, he decided to go. I am actually quite jealous. As you probably can understand. He will be the first of the two of us to leave the continent. Sigh. Anyhow, he got his passport yesterday, booked the tickets with Air France via the Internet and left for Schiphol at 06:00(!) this morning. He'll land at 19:00 (that's local time, it'll be 01:00 here) tonight. Wow. Long day, eh?