Daily Archives: December 19, 2011

ABC, easy as 123

The Deck on my Cruise ship up the Nile in Egypt

Audrey from That Backpacker recently tagged me to take part in the ABCs of Travel.  I know its cheesy like a chain letter (or as Chester the Cheetah would say, it’s dangerously cheesy) but I thought it would be a fun way to recap some of my travel experiences so what the hey. A: Age you went on your first international trip: When I was 16, I went to Paris on a school trip to study Art History. I remember being in such awe at everything that I was literally gawking at the Charles De Gaulle airport before we had even … Read More

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4 Quirky Amsterdam Facts

The I Amsterdam sign near the Rikes in Amsterdam

  Amsterdam may be one of the most well know cities in Western Europe. Before I went there in September 2011, I thought I had it all figured out: Cheese, Coffee Houses, Dutch Masters, Anne Frank and Windmills. During my week in the city, I was surprised to learn how much more interesting Amsterdam was than I had imagined. Every street seemed to hold a new piece of interesting trivia that made the city tick – these are some of my favorites: 1. Crooked Teeth Houses Line the CanalsAs you walk around the canals of Amsterdam, you can’t help but … Read More

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