The Local Metro Stop

Our Amsterdam Garden

May 12, 2018 1 comment

Dresden Weekend

May 6, 2018 2 comments

We headed to former East Germany for a sunny weekend, since we had heard Dresden is a picturesque location. We didn’t realize that post-WW2 rebuilding didn’t start until after the Berlin Wall came down.

But it is very nice and we stumbled upon a good transportation museum, which is our favorite type of museum. Lorie even got to fly a flying saucer in an old version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin

30 Everyday Things in Amsterdam: (30) Your local market

April 29, 2018 Leave a comment

This is the last of my “30 Everyday Things in Amsterdam” posts. These were in no particular order, but I do really enjoy having street markets scattered around Amsterdam. I don’t often buy anything, but I like walking through them to see what’s being sold and what’s in season.

If you want to buy from a local farmer, get a fresh stroopwafel, find some cheese, flowers, or maybe just some weird odds and ends, then your local street market is the place. Amsterdam has quite a few of them, but they’re not always open every day of the week so you have to get to know your local ones; when to go, what to get, etc.


30 Everyday Things in Amsterdam: (29) Your local pub

April 28, 2018 Leave a comment

We are still in search for our favorite local pub, although we do like Helst when we’re in the mood for good beer. I don’t mind if the search for a favorite requires prolonged sampling of local establishments.

30 Everyday Things in Amsterdam: (28) Your corner cafĂ©

April 27, 2018 Leave a comment

These get much more popular as the weather gets warmer, but even in winter you can get a seat outside. Some places just make the sidewalk more crowded and others have entire areas for seating outside that get more and more filled with tables and chairs as the weather warms up. I assume they must have off-site storage for this stuff somewhere.

Local cafe

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