All posts filed under: Europe

London’s Tower Bridge

The day we went to check out the Tower Bridge in London, the sun decided to come out! I’ve seen this bridge, probably like most people have, in countless movies and pictures. It always looks impressive, but once we got up close and personal, it was […]

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The London skyline …

… sports a variety of absolutely stunning architecture, both modern and historical. No matter where in London we were, and in which direction we were looking, tall cranes lifting and lowering heavy loads, were everywhere. These cranes are used for not only new construction, but […]

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Down the Tube we go …

In May, we visited London for the very first time! I’m not sure why it has taken us so long to go there. Perhaps the famously grey English weather made it less appealing? Luckily, it rained only the morning we were leaving. If you haven’t […]

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Happy Friday!

Have a great weekend and fun-filled, safe 4th of July! Every evening in Haarlem, we walked across the street from our hotel and sat in this beautiful park, to enjoy the warm evening sunshine and watch the world go by. Children were playing ball, young […]

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Zunday Zen … Escaping the Asphalt Jungle

Urban green spaces Luxury or necessity? You decide! No matter where in the world we find ourselves, we always make sure to take the time to explore local parks and green spaces. During this trip to London, my favorite park was definitely St. James Park! It’s hard to […]

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The Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland: Volcanoes, spurting geysers, crystal-clear rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, the Blue Lagoon, Aurora Borealis, Sigur Ros, Aisgeir, the Perlan, the Harpa, Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik Open Icelandic Chess Tournament, “Black Death” liquor, fermented shark, great mochas and waffles, puffins, whales, 12 Tonar record store, and some […]

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Zunday Zen … An Afternoon in the Park

Established around 1730 in Toulouse a botanical garden for practical use overflowing with trees and flowers profuse old-fashioned organ grinder to amuse relax under shade trees for a snooze bring a picnic and enjoy the views. All you have to do is pick and choose […]

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Reykjavik’s Heart Park

Iceland is a fascinating place to visit! Volcanoes, natural geysers, crystal clear rivers and streams, the Blue Lagoon, Aurora Borealis, fermented shark, Brennivin aka Black Death, great coffee and waffles, and of course the Heart Park. Strolling through this colorful, popular square filled with enormous […]

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