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Signs of Spring in the Griftpark

A picture of two little lambs curled up together seemed appropriate for today. They’re some of the animals that live at the Griftpark, which we visited the other day. We went because I’d heard there was an International Market taking … Continue reading ?

9 worst types of Argentine men

No woman is capable of resisting the charms of the “langa.” The post 9 worst types of Argentine men appeared first on Matador Network.

Crowdsourcing a Cathedral

The theme of this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge (for which I’m just scraping in under the wire) is Monuments. I had thought of doing something a little less obvious, but when I saw some news stories this week, I figured … Continue reading ?

Killing German stereotypes in Berlin

Why are they so angry? The post Are Germans rude? Killing the stereotypes after living in Berlin appeared first on Matador Network.

When you become culturally Mexican

Here's how you know the cultural shift has happened. The post 9 ways you know you’ve become culturally Mexican appeared first on Matador Network.

Things you should never tell a Brit

“I can do the best British accent.” The post 10 things you should never say to a British person appeared first on Matador Network.

English: The only language you need

I’ve never not known how to speak the local language. The post The only language you need to know is English, really appeared first on Matador Network.

Canal Race Obstacles and Excitement

The canal that rings the old city center in Utrecht is relatively wide, as is most of the Oudegracht. These are the canals you see the most of if you take one of the boat tours around the city. Those … Continue reading ?

Get My Wife a Shisha!

Gender segregation and the male guardianship system in Saudi Arabia are issues that I have complained about many times in the past. Just when one might think things are improving for women here, this male domination and control mentality rears its ugly head again. Show More Summary

Hong Kong & China: new countries?

I know to plan extra time if visiting China, Hong Kong, and Macau. The post Why Hong Kong and Macau might actually be separate countries appeared first on Matador Network.

A Boat Race Through Utrecht’s Beautiful Canals

Yesterday, Utrecht’s beautiful canals were filled with boats taking part in the Utrechtse Grachtenrace ronDom. The boat race began just south of the city center and then lead the rowers along the eastern and northern sides of the city, through … Continue reading ?

Cool country superlatives

I will never be at a loss for impressing other people with some pretty interesting global knowledge. The post Impress your friends with these cool geography superlatives appeared first on Matador Network.

This Brit wishes she were American

Let me tell you (from a foreigner’s perspective) what you’re doing 100% right. The post Freedom and coffee: 10 reasons this Brit wishes she were American appeared first on Matador Network.

20 most expensive cities to live in

A Big Mac combo meal costs $16 and two tickets to the movies is $37. The post Top 20 most expensive cities in the world to live…and why appeared first on Matador Network.

Mapped: Tipping around the world

Am I expected to tip here? How much is appropriate? The post Mapped: Tipping customs around the world appeared first on Matador Network.

Europe’s Most Beautiful Canals Are in Utrecht

According to the travel search engine, GoEuro, Utrecht’s canals are the most beautiful in Europe. Although Venice has long held the imagination and romance, it seems that the overwhelming tourism is causing the city to lose some of its lustre. … Continue reading ?

Wordless Wednesday: Bells, Branches, and Blue Skies

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Why Brits make the best travelers

In my experience, Brits are courteous, fun, and engaged travelers. The post Why Brits make the best travelers appeared first on Matador Network.

The Ubiquitous Bicycle

Invader Stu left a comment for me today on how difficult it must be to take a photo in the Netherlands without at least one bicycle getting into shot. It’s a conversation I’ve had with others, as well. Certainly when … Continue reading ?

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