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What is Amsterdam?

  Amsterdam is… Lots and lots of bicycles! Amsterdam is… Amsterdam is canals, and where there are canals, there must be boats. Amsterdam’s canals keep the city from flooding, so that its inhabitants can continue to ride their bicycles from … Continue reading

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More to Love about Belgium

If you’ve read my blog for the past few years, you know I like the little country where I live. Belgium has beautiful scenery, lively cities, cutting-edge cultural experiences, great beer, and top-notch chocolate. Brussels, the capital of Europe, hosts … Continue reading

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The Rain in Spain

“It will be our Thelma and Louise trip!” Angela exclaimed. “With a different ending!” I added. Spain, four cities, four days. We were planning, finally, our road trip in Spain, the one we’d been talking about doing for two years, … Continue reading

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Blogging about Life

Now that I’m active on both my blogs, I have a hard time deciding what to post where. I’m still trying to see how and what I decide. If you follow here, on Americana en Europa, you probably like reading … Continue reading

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Brugge/Bruges, BE: A Living Fairy Tale

Brugge, or Bruges, as French-speakers write it, is one of those cities an ex-photographer (US Naval Reserve, 1986 – 1993, pretty proud of that, but that’s another blog post) loves to photograph. There are beautifully composed photos everywhere; you don’t … Continue reading

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Beachin’ It on the Costa Tropical

You probably know from my last post that I took a few days’ vacation in Spain over the summer. I wanted some sunshine and I wanted it in Spanish. So I read some of Rick Steves’ Spain before making plans. … Continue reading

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European Budget Travel for Beginners (Like Me)

Ryanair. Interesting way to travel. Not my favorite way by any means but here we are. Where I want to go (Spain, where I always want to go)  is two hours from Charleroi airport (south of Brussels) by air, but … Continue reading

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