Tag Archives: Netherlands

Not quite a Thousand Kilometers, but a Good Start

For the moment, hitchhiking is pretty much suspended. But this story of a trip across central Europe, from Belgium to Bavaria, offers interesting encounters, practical tips and grounds for dreaming about the time hereafter. Den deutschsprachigen Lesern empfehle ich die … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts (8)

I don’t understand why supermarkets, all around the world, by the way, are trying to force me to use a metal instrument when I want to buy some bread. You remember my article about the longest possible train journey and … Continue reading

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Hotel Trianon

I bet this hotel in Amsterdam doesn’t receive many guests from Hungary. Ok, that one is hard to understand for non-Hungarians or non-historians. Don’t worry about it, or – if you have too much time on your hands – read … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (23) Orange Revolution

Orange revolution: Orange counter-revolution: What little democratic progress was achieved in Ukraine, the Netherlands are undoing it.

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Easily Confused (22) Mother and Son

A mother who trusts her son: A mother who doesn’t trust her son:

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