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Springtime Walks in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark

Springtime Walks in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark

A walk (or two, or three) in Vondelpark is a must-do if you’re in Amsterdam in spring.

Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark is hands down one of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in. Our room was spacious; the atmosphere was cheerful without being chaotic or noisy; gorgeous Vondelpark had an entrance just outside the front door; so many other attractions were close by; and the breakfast was great.

So…I Fell Down a Boat in Hong Kong

So…I Fell Down a Boat in Hong Kong

Luckily, I didn’t fall *off* the boat into the water but it was still pretty embarrassing. Here’s what happened.

Girl Walks Into A Bar (And Finds Religion)

Girl Walks Into A Bar (And Finds Religion)

“As we make our way to Montserrat,”¬†Adria says, “let’s talk about the one religion common to most, if not all, of Europe.” I look at him and listen intently, wondering which religion he meant. As our van speeds up the highway and a complex of fields comes up on our right, Adria continues. “I am talking, of course, about football.”

I Sang and the World Didn’t End: Busking in Amsterdam with Louis / Subterranean Street Society

I Sang and the World Didn’t End: Busking in Amsterdam with Louis / Subterranean Street Society

The only thing that kept me from bailing on my busking in Amsterdam experience was the fact that I was leaving the next day for Leiden. Worst case scenario: I would embarrass myself thoroughly and never show my face again in Amsterdam (or at least around Leidseplein).

Strike-d Down but Not Destroyed

Strike-d Down but Not Destroyed

Well, it finally happened. A strike — the current French rail one — has finally managed to disrupt my carefully laid travel plans. My family and I are scheduled to take the TGV Lyria from Paris to Geneva on the 29th but that is looking like a no-go at the moment.