Category Archives: Europe

10 Moody Snapshots From Rollende Keukens 2014

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Behind the Vine

About a year ago, I spent a week on a press trip in southern France (with three Dutch journalists and an assortment of French tour guides and press agents). Along the way, I ate the best food I will ever … Continue reading

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Toy Story, er…Typewriter Story

Overlooking all the social cliques, there were two types of kids in my elementary school: those with cable and those without. I don’t know what your thoughts are when it comes to kids and exposure to violent movies. My parents … Continue reading

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Tales From De Wallen, Episode 2

So this whole thing has survived long enough to see a second installment. Huzzah! Here’s some context for the following. I was walking around Amsterdam several Saturdays back when I spotted a group of college-aged gents walking towards me, laughing, … Continue reading

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Trans-Europe Express: A Tour of the Netherlands’ Best Food Carts

At last count, over 500 food carts can be found within the borders of my hometown of Portland, OR. When I was still living there, I made routine trips to ones like Big-Ass Sandwich, Koi Fusion, Bangkok Duck and Chicken, … Continue reading

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Not For the Faint of Heart…or Stomach

A friend of mine once said that the only thing he would never eat is a kitten. He admitted this at a pub in Portland a few years back. It was well after midnight and our table had completely run … Continue reading

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In the Red: A Look at Prague’s Museum of Communism

While touring Prague last spring, I kept coming across cheeky advertisements for the Museum of Communism. One featured a painting of a defiant Vladimir Lenin beside the words “We’re Above McDonalds and across from Benetton. Viva la Imperalism!” After checking … Continue reading

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