A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • Going Dutch - the final days 3 days ago The cloister garden of Sint ServaasbasiliekWe left Giethoorn in the morning of Thanksgiving, but not before one last quick look at this charming village and its waterways:My daughter waits in the cold morning air for the bus to Steenwijk railway station:After a 3¬Ĺ+ train ride, we arrived at our...
  • Going Dutch - the fourth day 4 days ago The rural idyllWhen we were planning our trip to the Netherlands, I asked my wife if there was anywhere in particular that she would like to visit. Shu-E did some research on the Internet, and decided on a small village in the Northern Overijssel region called Giethoorn. I'd never heard of the...
  • Going Dutch - the third day 5 days ago What did you expect to see in the Netherlands?I liked Amsterdam. My wife didn't share my enthusiasm for the Netherlands' largest city - she had come to see the Dutch countryside. It was her suggestion that we make a day trip to see the windmills in the village of Zaanse Schans. And so on our third...
  • Going Dutch - the second day 6 days ago Rembrandt's "The Night Watch" (1642) at the Rijksmuseum¬†With just one full day on our brief visit devoted to seeing (a few of) the sights of Amsterdam, the question was where to go first. Perhaps inspired by the fact that we had spent the night in the Vermeer Room at the Hotel Brouwer, the...
  • Going Dutch - the first day 1 week ago The view from our room at the Hotel BrouwerThanksgiving - a time for American families to get together over a sumptuous turkey feast...or an opportunity to take the week off from work and do some traveling. Which explains why my family and I have just returned from a six-night sojourn to the...

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09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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