RACHEL'S RUMINATIONS

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RACHEL'S RUMINATIONS
American in Holland, married to a Dutch guy. Writing about travel, life in Holland, teaching, raising teenage boys, food, politics, and pretty much whatever else strikes my interest.
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  • Traces of El Paso's History 4 months ago When you think of Texas, you probably think of cattle ranching and oil companies, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots. You would be right to some extent, but Texas history extends far beyond that. According to Wikipedia, the font of all knowledge, people have lived in Texas for over 10,000 years. El...
  • Is the Erotic Museum Amsterdam erotic? 5 months ago This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Amsterdam MuseumsThe short answer to the question in the title is “No, the Erotic Museum Amsterdam is not erotic.” What is it? Thought provoking and sometimes disturbing. Why I didn’t go to the Erotic Museum Amsterdam before You may remember that I...
  • Micropia: museum of invisible life 5 months ago This entry is part 1 of 18 in the series Amsterdam MuseumsGetting off the tram with my son and daughter, my first indication that we were nearing our destination, Micropia, was an arrow on a building with the text “only 80,000,000 micrometers to Micropia.” Micropia, a new exhibit at the ARTIS...
  • Moco Museum: New in Amsterdam 5 months ago This entry is part 2 of 18 in the series Amsterdam MuseumsBanksy and Dalí on show in one museum? When I heard that, I was definitely up for a day trip to Amsterdam to visit the new Moco Museum. Moco Museum Moco stands for Modern Contemporary Museum and, like the much better-known Rijksmuseum and...
  • Defense (with a view) at Belvoir Fortress 6 months ago The Crusaders, arriving in what is now Israel back in the 12th century, didn’t waste any time staking their claim. Their effort to dominate and control the “holy land” for Christianity was bloody and misguided and, in many ways, shameful. Yet it has left us some fascinating historical...

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  • Top Odd Sights in the North Netherlands Expat Blog Awards 2013 13+ slightly weird, definitely quirky, very off-the-beaten-tracks things to see in the North NetherlandsI should start this by pointing out that tourists almost never come to this part of the country (the provinces of Friesland, Groningen and...

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