“We’re the greenest city in The Netherlands, with one third of our space being parks and gardens.”
Category Archives: Europe
Rome: Hidden History
In Rome, even history has a history.
Amsterdam: Life Cycle
The Dutch are enjoying health, wealth and quality of life. If they think bicycles are the way to go, maybe we should be listening?
Northern Ireland: Coast Road
The story of Belfast industry starts off the galleries in Titanic Belfast, a massive visitor experience that stands near where Titanic was built.
Dublin: Irish Pubs
“I love the view from the Dublin Mountains. Table Mountain, eat your heart out. The Bay of Naples, eat your heart out.”
Iceland – Cold Blast
Thingvellir is also where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet and you can see a literal crack in the earth.
Malta: Knights’ Treasure
“Here in Malta we are at the center of the Mediterranean, with three important harbors, and whoever controlled Malta controlled the central Mediterranean.”
Amsterdam: Canal Ring
“WE HAVE a saying in Dutch: ‘In de aap gelogeerd’ or ‘You slept in the monkey house’ – which means you’re in trouble, having a bit of bad luck. That comes from here.” I’m in the In’t Aepjen (In the Monkey) pub, one of the oldest buildings in Amsterdam and one of only two still withContinue reading “Amsterdam: Canal Ring”
London: The City
“Whatever we plan has to be flexible enough to cope with a future with or without banking. Many of the trades the City was once famous for have left.”
Netherlands: Dutch Masters
What makes a Vermeer is the special fall of light, the stillness of people – young women reading, sitting or standing, but always still – with the light coming from the left.