So, as it turns out, I’m hopelessly in love with George Orwell. Today I slept in a little late, since I woke myself at 3 am to watch the debates and text commentary with a friend who is also interested in politics. Probably will do the same tonight. Porque es muy importante, la política. HabloContinue reading “Prague, Day 3 – June 27, 2019”
Tempted though I was to spend the record-breaking day in my cool ground-floor flat, I decided it wouldn’t do, so out I went. (Last time I was in Italy, they also had record-breaking heat. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. The sweaty, sweaty t-shirt.) I looked online last night to find “where to stayContinue reading “Prague, Day 2 (Part 1)- Mad Dogs and Englishmen (and Foolish American Women) – June 26, 2019”
It’s some sort of mystery of physics…you can pack carefully for a trip, add nothing along the way, yet your belongings somehow experience some sort of dimensional expansion that makes each subsequent attempt to pack more and more difficult… The bus driver today was my first female bus driver. SHE actually apologized to ME forContinue reading “Prague, Czechia – June 25, 2019”
Visited the Anne Frank House today. Had to do a separate post for this one. Photos are not allowed inside. I am an emotional person who feels things deeply, and neither David nor my son will be surprised to know that it was very hard for me to keep from crying in here. It’s oneContinue reading “June 24, 2019 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Anne Frank House)”
One thing I have a special talent for is sweating. I mean, I don’t just *sweat,* heavens, no. I also turn bright pink in the heat. I have graced Holland with my own special “lobster-still-dripping-with-cooking-water” look for the past few days. Lucky Dutch. Today from my bus window I saw a woman wearing an effectivelyContinue reading “June 24, 2019 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands”
Tired from my 15 hour day in Amsterdam yesterday, so slept in, piddled around washing “small and delicates” (or “moderately sized and substantial,” as the case may be), then took the bus to Haarlem for a few hours. Had…WAIT FOR IT …mustard soup (I know, right? Brilliant Dutch people, so delicious), a smoked salmon sandwich,Continue reading “June 23, 2019 – Haarlem, The Netherlands”
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It’s interesting how very old buildings smell. You might experience scent memory just from reading that sentence, and if you didn’t, I’m a bit sorry for you. First morning of summer, morning spent in Lord in the Attic Museum (lots of photos attached) in Amsterdam (only remaining “house church” from the days when Catholics andContinue reading “June 22, 2019 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands”
Glad to be back in a land where people understand the culinary virtues of herring… My private summer solstice dinner from the market in my AirBnB. Was too tired to venture back into Amsterdam tonight, so had a peaceful night of eating and drinking and reading and making up for lost sleep.
Flower Walk in Kensington Park, Royal Albert Music Hall, monument to Albert and the British Empire, Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, a lake and sculptures. (I took a video and happened to capture a guy standing there with his dog. I said, ooops, I caught you for a few seconds in my video! He laughed andContinue reading “June 20, 2019 – London”