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Naked Chicks

So yesterday we stopped snowboarding a bit early and, after Darien brought Joanneke back from getting her new cast (turns out her leg is broken), we went to the brand spanking new “Tauren Spa“. Now, I’m no connoisseur of European spas, so I have no frame of reference, but I Read more…

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Ski Trip 2011 – Kaprun

Well, the cast is a bit smaller because Leah missed her flight and decided not to come, and Tori, Joanda, and Robert are sitting this one out, but most of the gang is together again in Kaprun, Austria, skiing and snowboarding on a glacier that’s 9,950 feet above sea level, Read more…

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Getting a New Passport

A couple of things drive me into a mental state of complete anger and anxiety: getting lost, George W Bush, religious crazies, and losing important travel documents. Let’s examine that last one a bit more shall we? But first a little background. So I’m on a business trip in Germany. Read more…

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Europe

Officially De-Registered

So, as you all know from reading my blog about my time spent living in the Netherlands… they are a bit weird. They’re alien-like tall and thin (for the most part), they have funny attitudes about being tolerant, but extremely rude at the same time, they drink milk for lunch, Read more…

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Thoughts on Travel

Wow, the last post I wrote on here was the first day of the year. That’s some serious neglect. Seriously, I have been doing a lot of travelling, and giving a lot of thought to the whole concept of travel lately. I travel for my new job more than any Read more…

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Things You Notice in Germany

I have the TV on in the background because I love to pretend that I can multi-task. I was flipping through the channels to get to CNN (which somehow I find comforting to have on in the background) and came across a group of skinny, bald white guys with neat Read more…

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Thoughts on Moving (Again)

It’s coming down to it. Yesterday two people wished me well on my move back to the States because they won’t be here next week to say goodbye. And it really hit me, I’m leaving. In one week I won’t be living in the Netherlands. I won’t be going to Read more…

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Europe

Sicily

Photoset on Flickr.  So Lynn and I came back last Sunday from a week vacation in Sicily. I have to say, I’m glad we went there, the weather was beautiful, the food was pretty good, but overall, Sicily was a bit disappointing. We booked a nice hotel (Baia Taormina | Read more…

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Visit to the Kröller-Müller Museum

 Photoset on Flickr  Lynn and I went here this past weekend. It was an hour and a half away from the Hague, but the weather was (uncharacteristically) beautiful and we had a nice drive out to the east of the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, the eastern part of the country Read more…

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My New Toy

It’s that time of the season again. Trees are blooming, the weather is warming, birds are singing, all of which put me in the mood to… buy new toys for myself! My latest acquisition is a digital photo printer. Yesterday, after coming back from a shopping trip to the Hague Read more…

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