Amsterdam

On his way to umpiring in at the Sudirman Cup (the world mixed team championships – the fairest way to determine world’s ranking, since it includes both men’s and women’s singles AND doubles, as well as mixed doubles competition ) in Glasgow in 2007, Marc made a pitstop in Amsterdam, where he spent a couple of days with his Dad Pierre and his Dad’s girlfriend Malvina. Pierre used to date Malvina in the 1950s, before he met Marc’s Mom, Suzanne.  Pierre and Suzanne were married in 1960, lived happily together for 44 years until Suzanne passed away.  Later on, Pierre started dating Malvina (whose husband had also passed away) and they have been travelling together since.

There were rides on Amsterdam famed canals, visits to museums and to fields of tulips, but the most “emotional” visit was to the Anne Frank museum.