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Wordless Wednesday: A Moment at Vredenburg with Frites

Tagged: dutch fries, mannekenpis, patat met, photography, public square, street scenes, vlaamse frites, Vredenburg, weed sauce, wietsaus, wordless wednesday

On the rise of WWOOFing in Brazil

Now more than ever, traveling in Brazil can be expensive. WWOOFing can help balance that.

Utrecht Souvenirs and Hospitality

Utrecht recently won the Dutch award for innovative city marketing thanks to the Utrecht Hospitality (Gastvrij Utrecht) project initiated by Toerisme Utrecht. They won for their “significant contribution to the social and economic vitality of the city.” The emphasis on … Continue reading ?

Ecology vs Technology

I’m not feeling wordy these days, so talk amongst yourselves. I’ll give you a topic: Tagged: ecology vs technology, photography, utrecht wall art

How to piss off an expat

“So, where in the world is Maastricht, anyway??”

The 5 stages of a Russian winter

I’d worried over the Russian winter beating me into submission.

Jeddah Art Week February 1-6, 2014

2014 Jeddah Art Week promotion - photo by: Susie of Arabia Jeddah Art Week begins in just a few days, and the above photo is one that I took that is being used for all the promotions and announcements of the Art Week events. The splash of yellow paint was manipulated into the photo by an artist. Show More Summary

Art Meets Construction in Utrecht

One of the many nice things about living in Utrecht is that when plywood walls go up during restoration or renovation of a property, they often become points of visual interest in their own right. Certainly, when some of the … Continue reading ?

Shades of Winter

It’s been a strange winter so far. While friends and family in North America are dealing with polar vortexes, our winter in the Netherlands has been downright “meh”. Relatively warm, often grey, occasionally bright and sunny … it hasn’t really … Continue reading ?

Sometimes I Feel Like I'm Still in High School ...

Like many people, all my life I have always had feelings of inferiority and self-doubt, exacerbated by meanies and bullies. While I was smart enough in high school to be inducted into the National Honor Society, I wasn’t quite popular...Show More Summary

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

I haven’t done one of the Weekly Photo Challenges in a while, but I do have a fondness for windows, which is this week’s theme, so I couldn’t resist. It was an early theme last year, as well, and I … Continue reading ?

Sketches of Spain

To travel is to experience just as much a change of characters as a change in scenery.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - but NOT in Saudi Arabia!

Many times I have felt that just having good clean fun is forbidden here in Saudi Arabia. And once again, my feelings have been justified.This photo of the religious police warning women has gone viral. These two members of the Committee...Show More Summary

5 lessons learned outside the US

It’s the worst stereotype about Americans – we’re atrocious at traveling.

Icons of Utrecht

I took these photos back in December, but forgot to post about them. Today, however, one of the stars of this fantastic bit of wall art reminded me that it was time to post them. You see, Sheriff, the black … Continue reading ?

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