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Watch a Movie at Pathé Tuschinski (Thank Me Later)

Watch a Movie at Pathé Tuschinski (Thank Me Later)

Those were the words someone posted on a forum somewhere — I can’t find it anymore — while I was researching free/cheap things to do in Amsterdam. “Watch a movie at the Pathé Tuschinski. You can thank me later.” As it happened, I was looking for a cinema in which to watch Avengers: Infinity War.

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.

Spring in Amsterdam with the Whole Family (At Last!)

Spring in Amsterdam with the Whole Family (At Last!)

Thirty years ago, my father was sent by Philippine Airlines to Amsterdam to learn how to maintain the Fokker 50. It was his first trip outside of Asia and his first time away from the family for longer than a week. Long-distance calls cost an […]

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.”