Tag: culture

Easter in Barcelona

On a short visit (Easter break) to Barcelona sometime ago, we have not booked a hotel in advance and thought we’d just find an accommodation when we get there.  Turned out, Barcelona was fully booked. So we spent the entire day walking to find a place to sleep.  While at it, we came across a

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Weekend walks in Groningen and beyond

A formula for a nice weekend walk for us is to have something for everyone. This means nature for Joel, a cafe for me and a playground/animals/wild flowers or activities for the kids.  I’ve listed a few routes and places here in the Netherlands mostly in the Groningen/Drenthe provinces that we as a family enjoyed

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Prague & Vienna – A lesson in history and culture

Last summer, we took the kids to Prague and Vienna for the holidays.  We opted for an apartment a bit outside the city center of Prague as we could not find a reasonably priced hotel or even a B&B near the city center.  Prague was all booked out. I was a bit disappointed that we

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Throwback

We haven’t left Europe at all.  That’s what we thought about the architecture and monuments around the city, strongly influenced by its European immigrants.  Buenos Aires looks so much like an old European city.  It is also a predominantly a Roman Catholic country (Spanish influence), birthplace of the current pope, Pope Francis.  Churches in Buenos

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