Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Most Annoying Man in Holland?

I have a problem. Every Saturday, I’m woken up by a man screaming. About fish. He started a little past 9 this morning. “PAN HARING! HOLLANDSE NIEUWE HARING! KRIJG JE HARRING! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRINGGGGG!”  I don’t know his name but we’ve taken … Continue reading

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Stumptown Coffee Goes Abroad…

One night last winter, I was heading through de Pijp, a neighborhood in Amsterdam. The area is best known for the Albert Cuyp Market, a humongous outdoor smörgåsbord  of commerce where you can find everything from tulips to fish to cheap … Continue reading

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Europe in Three Minutes or Less # 14 – How to Stay Cool in the Netherlands

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An Ewok in Vegas

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Europe in Three Minutes or Less # 13 – How to (Nearly) Get Kicked Out of the Van Gogh Museum

The rules are clearly posted for all to see: absolutely no filming within the museum. Undaunted, I decided to see how many of Van Gogh’s paintings I could capture before getting yelled at or kicked out. The results? Watch and … Continue reading

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An English Statue, With Its Head Hung Low

     London, 2007

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The Decision to Flee Came Slowly…

Four years ago, I spent a long weekend in Amsterdam. It was an awful experience. I arrived in the city after a sleepless night spent on a train from Rome to Paris. I got lost on the way to my … Continue reading

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