Somehow, despite the number of years we’ve been here, we had never gotten around to trying poffertjes. I’ve been familiar with them since our first year here and have seen bags of them for sale in the grocery store, and … Continue reading ?
An ethereal visual and auditory experience.
One of the most amusing aspects of living in a foreign country is the written word - business signage, menus, misspellings, or translations into English. Here is a variety of funny pics, some taken by me and others that found their way to me, that will hopefully make you laugh out loud. Show More Summary
KFC has convinced an entire country that their greasy disgusting chicken is a holiday staple.
In the absence of a shared language, people have shown me hospitality and kindness with food.
The real differences between these cities are about quality of life.
Assume we all grew up on farms.
Shifting between languages can almost immediately alter one’s personality.
The winter market season is in full swing, it seems, with the Zelfgemaakte Markt (Handmade Market) today, the Christmas edition of the Streekmarkt tomorrow, and the Christmas market that runs from 19-22 December around the Ganzenmarkt/Stadhuis area next week. Lots … Continue reading ?
Not everyone will be on your side.
Saudi women have never had much of a voice in this country. I've actually been told many times that I should keep my mouth closed in the presence of other men because they shouldn't hear my voice. Some Islamic scholars actually include...Show More Summary
French ladies, I promise we’re not all the uncultured clowns you might think we are.
You thought I was going to talk about that church again, didn’t you. You’re probably relieved, if not a little confused, to see this photo. What is it? Why, it’s the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida! You … Continue reading ?
While standing outside at Neude yesterday, I couldn’t help but enjoy the sunshine and the blue skies. As I stood there, I realized that I had a clear view of the cupola and cross of the Augustiniuskerk (St. Augustine Church) … Continue reading ?
The big news in Utrecht today is the recent discovery of a Roman road in the Domplein (cathedral square). Excavations going on in the square, as part of the development of a new permanent exhibit of the city’s history, have … Continue reading ?
I originally came across this photo on Pinterest and it caught my eye for multiple reasons. Obviously, unlike many of the old photos I usually use for these Then and Now posts, this one focuses more on an individual than … Continue reading ?
Tagged: oudegracht, photography, utrecht scenery, wordless wednesday
On October 26, 2013, Samia El-Moslimany wound up in a police station in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, detained for doing something that she has been doing for some 30 years – driving. In the 21 st Century, women are still not legally allowed to drive in this conservative patriarchal country. Show More Summary
Prague is the best place to be at Christmas.
Refuse to engage in absurdly dangerous handling of fireworks.