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Car fatigue

Driving may not count as a cardio-vascular workout, or really any sort of workout, but it does take constant focus and concentration.

August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Forbidden spaces

  What intrigues me almost as much as the chateaux we’ve been visiting, is what we usually haven’t seen.  The rooms that are all done up for the tourists, dressed … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Picture perfect?

I have an uncanny gift for blinking or looking plain weird just as the picture is taken

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Driving, Dutch-style

One culture chooses to flout law #1 and obey law #2, while another culture obeys law #1 and flouts law #2.

August 21, 2013 · 8 Comments

How English is Guernsey?

The other day I tweeted “Guernsey is so very English.” Well, I stand corrected. It isn’t English. I learned this when I asked a completely unrelated question in a shop. … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Going to the Fair

There’s something magical about a county fair. It has an innocence about it; it hearkens back to a time when people enjoyed games and events that didn’t involve a screen … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

French Anti-Semitism

Visiting World War II sites made me think about the Nazis, of course, which made me think of the Holocaust, which made me think of anti-Semitism as it still exists … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Migraines suck!

I had my second migraine yesterday in as many weeks. I often get one early in vacations: something about relaxing after a time of tension causes it. In college I … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Traveling via airbnb

We looked into renting an RV for this vacation. And we looked into hotels and bed & breakfasts. Given that we recently bought a house, those options were all too … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · 3 Comments

How NOT to design a bathroom!

Look at the photo to the right. What’s wrong with this picture? We ate lunch yesterday at a café in Gent. Afterwards, I went inside to use the toilet, followed … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 2 Comments