Très Bien Times in Paris

Straight off the bus from Brussels, we arrived in the City of Love - hot, flustered and standing in the middle of a grimy, run-down bus depo. At this point in time, Paris could not have gotten any further from its romantic, quaint reputation. Hurriedly, we headed to the metro with hopes that Paris could only … Continue reading Très Bien Times in Paris

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A Beer-stop in Belgium

When you ask people what countries they will be visiting on their European tour, Belgium is rarely mentioned. To be fair, squished in next to The Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France, Belgium does have some big competition. It also doesn't help that the country seems to have a reputation for being "boring" and "grey". Furthermore, … Continue reading A Beer-stop in Belgium

A Holland of Greatness: Amsterdam, Gorinchem and Beyond

Amsterdam. To many, a city made memorable by the infamous red light district and the pungent aroma of cannabis wafting through the air. Memorable? Yes. Unique? Most definitely. The essence of Amsterdam? Not in our books. Instead, picture a city literally floating on the water, a pure man-made wonder; envision clusters of golden-age 'gingerbread' homes, … Continue reading A Holland of Greatness: Amsterdam, Gorinchem and Beyond

Frantastic: A Stop in Northern California

Our plane's wheels hit the tarmac with that familiar, dramatic grind, signaling our arrival in the legendary land of California. But, funnily, the sun wasn't shining and a wispy silver veil shielded the infamous city of San Francisco. Later, the region's weather patterns would become clear - figuratively - through a local saying, "The coldest … Continue reading Frantastic: A Stop in Northern California