31 Oct, 2017 in Breda, Visions

Breda is just a small Dutch town bordering Belgium, but it’s quite delightful and definitely worth a few hours of exploring. Canals, old town, plenty of cafes and restaurants, and some historical buildings and local attractions.   Here’s a brief tour of my few hours walking around small Breda…     Location:  

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 […]

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 […]

31 Jul, 2017 in Rotterdam

Back in January 2016 I did my first visit to Rotterdam during newyears with a walking tour of the cold deserted streets. A couple of months ago I visited Erasmus University and had a chance to explore and see a bit more of the city. I did a few big circles around the city, from the […]

29 Jun, 2017 in Rotterdam

I recently visited Rotterdam for a quick visit to see Erasmus University on a weekend. Dutch academia is doing very well, and Erasmus is one of the more modern Dutch universities that has been climbing up the world rankings, especially when it comes to the business school. It’s young, diverse, English friendly, and quite international. […]

20 Jun, 2017 in Maastricht

Like caves and tunnels? Then Maastricht is just the place for you. In this very small area of the Limburg province in the southern part of Netherlands are an endless array of tunnels dug deep into the regional hills. You don’t get many hills in the Netherlands, and since they’re made from lime stone they’re […]

23 Apr, 2017 in Limburg

Lots of funky underground tunnels all over the Limburg area around Maastricht. I previously wrote about the remarkable Roman Catacombs in Valkenburg and the Fort Sint Pieter and underground tunnels Maastricht, and today I’ll mention two more, and there’s another that I’ll write about later on, which is a bit more unique. If you’re visiting Valkenburg and the Valkenburg […]

21 Feb, 2017 in Maastricht

Maastricht is pretty flat and there aren’t any tall buildings, so to see Maastricht from above you’ll either need to head to Saint Pieter hill fort or go up a church tower. At the center of Maastricht is Sint Janskerk and you can climb up a very narrow flight of stairs all the way to the top […]

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