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By: VallyP

That's exactly how I feel about South Africa, Stu. It was where I also 'grew up'! A lovely and touching post.

By: Likeahike

Great post again, so don't apologize for it. I read you because your genuine. This is you, as much as the hilarious posts are too.

By: Barb the French Bean

As always, a pleasure to read. I've already said it, but you really hit the head on the nail on what it is like to "grow up" in the sense of finding yourself, more so while being able to discover your being in another country and call it home. :)

By: Hayley

A sweet, thought-provoking post. I like it too!!

By: Yvette

I like it. :) And am kind of jealous that the goal and meaning of your life is clear, as I'm certainly not there yet, but hey as you know Amsterdam is not exactly a bad place to work out such thoughts.

Wordless Wednesday: Color Coordination

Tagged: dutch flowers, flowers in the sunshine, photography, tulips, wordless wednesday

Bicycles vs Stairs

So what do you do in a nation of bicycles when faced with having to get said bicycles up and down flights of stairs? After all, there are various instances, such as train stations or apartment buildings, when you’ll need … Continue reading ?

The Liberation of Utrecht in 1945

I posted Monday about Bevrijdingsdag, the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II, but also mentioned that the allied forces didn’t arrive in Utrecht until 7 May. Today marks that anniversary, so I thought I’d share … Continue reading ?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring in all of Its Green Glory

This week’s photo challenge theme is spring in all of its many glories and charms. For me, spring is the return of walks around the city, admiring all the little nooks and crannies that come alive with greenery and blooms, … Continue reading ?

17 signs you're a tourist in BsAs

Your shoes. Merrell. Chaco sandals. Flip flops. You're a dead giveaway. The post 17 sure signs you’re a tourist in Buenos Aires appeared first on Matador Network.

Why I love Brazilians

The reason I like Brazil so much is simple: It has the coolest people on the planet. The post Why I love Brazilians appeared first on Matador Network.

Bevrijdingsdag in Utrecht

Today is Bevrijdingsdag (Liberation Day) in the Netherlands. It marks the 69th anniversary since the Germans surrendered at the end of World War II and signed the capitulation documents in Wageningen. There are various celebrations held throughout the country today, … Continue reading ?

10 very useful Japanese phrases

If you lose a gamble on a fart while in Japan, we've got you covered. The post 10 extraordinarily useful Japanese phrases for travelers appeared first on Matador Network.

Jessica Socling's Story

Reprinted from the Saudi Gazette... "My ex-husband abducted the children and took them to Saudi Arabia" My three children, all under the age of eight, were abducted by my Saudi ex-husband on Nov. 24, 2013 and were taken to Saudi Arabia. Show More Summary

Utrecht Skate Party

Skate season is upon us again — although today’s weather has turned oddly chilly. But a nip in the air isn’t enough to stop the dedicated skaters who hit the streets of Utrecht every Friday from May through September. The … Continue reading ?

How NOT to forget a language

Every language I've learned has enhanced my travels in ways I can’t begin to express. The post Forgetting a language: Why it happens and how to avoid it appeared first on Matador Network.

Electric Boats and a Dog

On King’s Day, as we were passing by the Oudegracht, my eye was caught by this beautiful dog. So shiny! So strong and handsome! And of course, he reminded me a bit of Pippo, who I still miss every day. … Continue reading ?

On the realities of expat life in Ghana

All the shine has gone off, it’s not exotic, or adventurous, or fun. The post On the realities of expat life in Ghana appeared first on Matador Network.

10 signs you're from Ireland

Several of your childhood heroes were puppets. The post 10 signs you were born and raised in Ireland appeared first on Matador Network.

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