Tag Archives: The Netherlands

Postcard arrival: The Netherlands and Taiwan

I will feature a postcard from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and from Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan. The first postcard is of a sunset behind the harbor of Rotterdam. The man who sent me the postcard also happens to be a … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Amsterdam

My final day in Amsterdam was a gloriously sunny day in April. I had been looking for a great bicycle shot my entire time in the Netherlands, and this was what I found.My trip, which was full of tulips, art … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Tulips at home, direct from the Netherlands

Today, Keukenhof opens in Lisse, the Netherlands. I made one of my most exciting purchases here, on my Dutch travels in 2009: a variety of tulip bulbs. I spent the afternoon there walking around with my notebook, keeping track of … Continue reading

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My favorite American meal

I’m not a fancy person when it comes to much of anything, especially when it comes to food. I rotate between two breakfast cereals and pack the same lunch every day. I like my foods plain or with minimal toppings. … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Keukenhof

At some point during the fall semester of my year abroad, I became fixated on the idea of seeing the tulips in the Netherlands. I already majorly loved tulips, but when I realized I could see fields and fields of … Continue reading

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The agony of buying plane tickets

When it comes to travel planning, arrangements with planes are what I worry about most. I can easily spend an hour or two agonizing over flight times, connection airports and the length of the layover there, and of course, the … Continue reading

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Scrapbook memories of my year in Salzburg

I spent a little over nine months in Salzburg, taking thousands of pictures from my travels as far west as Dublin and as far east as Romania and Greece and everywhere in between. After agonizing for a week or so … Continue reading

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Postcard arrival: The Netherlands, England

In the last week I have received seven postcards! In this post, I am beginning with another lovely picture of the bulb fields in the Netherlands. I don’t mind at all that I get so many postcards from there because … Continue reading

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Delft photos

Delft was a city I had dreamed about, ever since reading Tracy Chevalier‘s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” This book is about the painting of the same name by Johannes Vermeer. There is also a wonderful film version with Scarlett … Continue reading

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Postcard arrival: Russia, China, Finland and the Netherlands

My first postcard from this bunch is from Moscow. This is definitely somewhere moving up in my travel wish list. The architecture just looks stunning and there is so much history there that I think I could really enjoy the … Continue reading

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