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

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A Stopover in Manchester and Newcastle

Our arrival in England delivered an unexpected feeling of homecoming. After having spent a week in Northern California, Daniel and I were surprised to discover that we both experienced a feeling of familiarity when we set foot on British soil. The houses, the cars, people's mannerisms and accents all felt much more 'normal' - at … Continue reading A Stopover in Manchester and Newcastle