Monthly Archives: May 2011

Toulouse Don’t Get No Respect

We subscribe to a travel group called Trip Advisor.  They compile traveler recommendations and, uh, non-recommendations on hotels, restaurants, tours, what have you. A couple of weeks ago we received an email from them highlighting “traveler’s choices” for the best … Continue reading

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Dutch Treat Episode 6 – Maastricht

Welcome to the final blog entry.  At least the final entry on our visit to the Netherlands. Our guidebook, tourism websites, and our Dutch friends all told us that we had to visit Maastricht, a small city that is in the … Continue reading

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Dutch Treat, Episode 5.1 – German Edition 2

As I said at the end of the previous entry, after Aachen we headed to Cologne.  The primary reason was to see supposedly one of the world’s most beautiful cathedrals: the Kolner Dom.  After seeing it, I can vouch that … Continue reading

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Dutch Treat, Episode 5 – The German Edition

You “Don’t Hassle the Hoff” and you don’t go mockin’ the Aachen.  Well, maybe just a little. Longtime readers will know that I am a bit (admittedly, a big bit) of a UNESCO World Heritage Site buff.  So when our … Continue reading

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Time for a Toulouse Break

I’ll be back in the next edition with the continuation of our Dutch Treat vacation.  But let’s pop back to the home country for a bit and talk about what’s in the news. “If Only We Could Split the Difference.”  … Continue reading

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Dutch Treat, Episode Four: Amsterdam

Oh to be a teenage boy and take a tour of Amsterdam with your folks.  A 17-year-old guy schlepping around this party town with his folks.  Good times. This, alas, was poor D’s experience.  But I think he managed, as … Continue reading

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Dutch Treat, Episode Trois: Den Haag (The Hague)

After leaving the Keukenhof Garden, we decided to go visit Den Haag, home of Queen Beatrix’ official residence and place of many Dutch government offices.  It’s also a relatively pretty city. Our main purpose for visiting Den Haag was to go … Continue reading

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