19 Oct, 2017 in Koblenz

Did a weekend trip to Koblenz during gorgeous weather and was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. The highlight, ofcourse, was the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reachable by a cable car from across the river in the old town area. On a nice day, with fluffy clouds on a bright sunny day, it’s as good as it gets. […]

17 Oct, 2017 in Eindhoven

One weekend I had family visit, and was looking for something interesting to do, and a quick search revealed that Bryan Adams was in town, with warmups by famous bands I knew from back in high-school but never realized were from the region – like K’s Choice (Dan Owen, and DI-RECT). So, we set off […]

7 Oct, 2017 in Nijmegen

If you live in the Netherlands, then you probably own a bike, or two, and biking is a serious mode of transportation for you, and possibly an important aspect of your life. The very flat Netherlands and the ultra efficient Dutch have managed to make the Netherlands into one of the most bike friendly countries […]

6 Oct, 2017 in Utrecht, Visions

Been in the Netherlands for about two years, passed by Utrecht lots of times from the south going up to Amsterdam, but never really took the time to go around and explore. The closest was during my parents trip, but even then we just did a quick walk and grabbed a bite, and didn’t even […]

3 Oct, 2017 in Cambridge

On my last day in Cambridge, during a gloomy rainy day, I made my last stop at a local ‘attraction’ to visit the Cambridge University Botanical Gardens, which was close to my B&B near the train station. It started out gloomy, but ended up fairly sunny, which somehow got my mobile camera to over-correct and […]

2 Oct, 2017 in Venice

To wrap up my visit to Venice to meet my family for the holidays, I’ll just give you a photowalk around the city on my last day in Venice on my own after my family left. It’s very picturesque so almost every photo you take in whatever direction is likely to look gorgeous. Canals, colors, […]

30 Sep, 2017 in Antwerp

Museum nights are great. You get to visit as many museums as you’d like in an evening, and there are lots of funky events going on in each. This is especially true for a city that has lots of interesting museums. The only limitation is, well, your museum tolerance. Even though mine is rather low, […]

27 Sep, 2017 in Limburg

A samba festival in the Netherlands? In Heerlen? Yep, you got it, one lazy weekend I noticed a weird Facebook event near Maastricht and decided to go check it out. Turns out some of the regional Samba groups decided to throw a festival by taking over the small town of Heerlen, 20min from Maastricht, to […]

26 Sep, 2017 in Cambridge, Visions

Cambridge is one of the top universities in the world, and one of the first, with centuries of top notch academia and some of the world’s greatest minds. It is also a very pretty university/college town with lovely old architecture and pretty canals. I’ve been wanting to visit for a very long time, but only […]

23 Sep, 2017 in Limburg

The summer highlight for the Limburg region are the many music festivals in the area. This year I went to Pukkelpop in Hasselt, about 30mins from Maastricht, for a day of music, and got to see London Grammar, Bastille, George Ezra, Hasley (?), and others. The event was very well organized and laid out, lots […]

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