Category Archives: Netherlands and Belgium 2009

St. Servaas Basilica

My last week in Netherlands the weather turned cold and rainy. That depressing gray drizzle that you can walk about in, go to the grocery store or bank in, but you would rather lounge on the sofa, drinking hot Jasmine … Continue reading

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Bruges – Tourist Trap Since the 1800s.

As someone living in a congested metro area, I can handle some bad traffic—five o’clock on Friday, one mile in one hour kind of traffic. But after having been repeatedly stuck on the bahn for entire days with a screaming … Continue reading

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Taking the Roman Road to Aachen, Germany

I had been waiting and waiting and finally it came. The day we visited Aachen. Since having children, I’ve become the zen traveler. With no time to research history, it’s a total “in the moment – beginner’s mind” experience where … Continue reading

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The Skeleton Woman Folktale – Dutch Style

I love the symbolism of water. For a time during my childhood, I lived in my grandfather’s old, yellow, Victorian house nestled amid the pink and white lantana. A great curiosity to my young mind was the well just outside … Continue reading

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We’re trying to be good, but we keep making mistakes (Brussels)

N: Tongeren has a Roman wall. Child: I want a booger, no burger. Booger. Burger N: If you can’t behave, you won’t get a special treat in Brussels Child: I’m trying to be good, but I keep making mistakes. N … Continue reading

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