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Amsterdam – Views

Amsterdam - Views

Amsterdam is full of incredible views – it seemed impossible for me to cross a bridge without stopping to snap yet another photograph of yet another picturesque canal (probably why I’m still working through my hundreds of photos). Anyway, I thought I’d just share a small gallery of some of…

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British Food Shop in Amsterdam

British Food Shop in Amsterdam

One of the things I love about living in London (although I expect it’s the same in many UK cities) is the amount of foreign food shops that are available. Particularly, I love shops like Cyber Candy that are choc-a-bloc with sweets from around the world, including those e-number-packed American sweets…

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Love Locks in Amsterdam

Love Locks in Amsterdam

While I was in Amsterdam in February, I discovered a few of these engraved padlocks, known as Love Locks, on a bridge over the Groenburgwal Canal. The drawbridge affords a great view of the Zuiderkerk (Southern Church) tower, and it’s sturdy black iron chains have been decked out with dozens…

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Waterlooplein – Amsterdam’s Flea Market

Waterlooplein - Amsterdam's Flea Market

Yes that’s right, in one day in Amsterdam I managed to visit three different markets! I’ve already shared my photos from the Bloemenmarkt and from the Albert Cuyp Market, but I also made it to the fascinating Waterlooplein – a flea market in Amsterdam’s old Jewish Quarter, which has been…

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Amsterdam – Red Light District

Amsterdam - Red Light District

The sordid side of Amsterdam is pretty well known, so I was well prepared to come across lots of green-lit, smoke-filled coffee-shops and dodgy looking sex shows. But, in all my child-like naivety, I was expecting the red-light district to be some sealed-off corner of the city that I’d have…

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Albert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam

Albert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam

Following on from last week’s post, I thought I’d share a few more of my photos from Amsterdam, this time of the Albert Cuyp Market on Albert Cuypstraat. By the time I’d made it down to this end of Amsterdam, after stopping for some amazing poffertjes at a cafe in Liedesplein,…

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Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam

Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam

Even though I was only in Amsterdam for one proper day (not counting the days I had to work), I still managed to take nearly 400 photos, so I’m only now getting round to sorting them all into the relevant groups. In serious sight-seeing mode, I ploughed round the city’s…

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Anne Frank Huis, Amsterdam

I long to ride a bike, dance, whistle, look at the world, feel young and know that I’m free. Anne Frank, 24 December 1943 On my recent trip to Amsterdam, I had to try to cram a whole city into just one day of sightseeing, so I planned out a loose schedule with a…

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Amsterdam – City of Bikes!

Amsterdam - City of Bikes!

Some of you may have noticed that I went to Amsterdam recently – but since I had a backlog from my Morocco trip, I haven’t yet gotten around to posting any of my stories or photos. It was an excellent trip (aside from all the business meetings, of course), during which…

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Postcard from… Maastricht

Postcard from... Maastricht

Welcome to this week’s Postcard From – the feature where I chat to some lucky explorer about their recent travels. This week I’m welcoming back another familiar face. Mother of four Sage from Kansas City blew me away with her gorgeous photography in her Postcard From… Paris last year. Host of…

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Postcard From… Rome

Postcard From... Rome

Welcome to this week’s Postcard From – the feature where I chat to some lucky explorer about their recent travels. Stepping up this week is blogger and English teacher Nausheen Farishta, to tell us all about her trip to Italy earlier this year. Born and raised in Chicago, Nausheen moved…

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Disneyland Paris – Day Two – Parade Politics

Fairies in the Disneyland Parade

She was so close I could feel her breath on my arm. The small woman had hovered nearby, watching, waiting and edging ever closer like some tiny vulture, until finally a gap broke in our midst. At that moment she had slipped into our group with ninja-like skill, and now…

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