Laidback Haarlem

If the crowds of Amsterdam gets you down, I would suggest a day trip out to quaint Haarlem which is only a 15-minute train ride away. The city is pretty small, perfect to be explored by foot. Lots of great shops and restaurants within the town center. There’s even a windmill that you can take […]

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exploring netherlands: the hague

we spent our first day in the netherlands daytripping it north of rotterdam to the hague which sits alongside the north sea on the western coast.  its population is nearly half a million and is a very popular summer destination for the dutch.  our motivation for visiting scheveningen beach was for the firework display that […]

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getting our tourist on in brussels

while we passed many hours in brussels stuffing our faces with things that made us smile we also squeezed in some sightseeing.   i had my eyes set on musee herge otherwise known as the tintin museum 🙂  the creator of tintin, georges remi (his initials backwards are RG which transformed into him signing his works […]

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weekly recap #25 – riga & brussels

q. current home/addy where i stayed (neighbourhood) and how long a. riga (centrs, 5 nights), brussels (sablon, 3 nights) q. favourite meal a. toss up.  either domini canes in riga for its presentation and otherwordly lavender & berries creme brulee or brasserie du gourmet in brussels for their carbonnade flamande (flemish beef & beer stew).  […]

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first 24 hours in brussels (belgium)

jojo: what do i like? -comics, cartoons and street murals all wrapped into one -back amongst the french which means the pain au chocolat diet is back in effect.  booyah. -love the old architecture.  i know i’m being hypocritical because i’ve had my fill of ‘old stuff’ but brussels has this historic charm about itself.  […]

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weekly summary #23 – berlin & warsaw

q. current home/addy where i stayed (neighbourhood) and how long a. berlin (templehof-schoneberg, hotel, 5 nights) warsaw (airbnb, centrum, 3 nights) q. favourite meal a. perogies, borscht and the polish version of a schnitzel at our first (but definitely not the last) milk bar q. most memorable moment / best highlight a. spending a few […]

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Coolest Museum in Humlebaek

For some reason there is a museum of modern art in Denmark named Louisiana. According to Wikipedia, the name of the museum derives from the first owner of the property who named the villa after his three wives, all named Louise. How convenient for him. Names aside, this modern art museum is one of the […]

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