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Holland is definitely a quirky country — and I really enjoyed seeing those quirks firsthand. From watching someone texting while riding a bike with 2 kids on the back to admiring the numerous bizarre statues in Rotterdam, I had a blast during my week in the country.


The Liberation of Nijmegen: A Tale of Two Men

It’s always said that there are two sides to every story. In the small city of Nijmegen, near the Dutch border with Germany, I learned that no story can be so black-and-white as that. When a story involves something as awful as war, each story has so many sides, so many shades of grey that…

Photo of the Week: Nijmegen By Night

Often, the best travel experiences are the ones that are unexpected. That was certainly the case on my tour of Nijmegen; while many of our scheduled activities were quite interesting (I’ll be writing about those in coming weeks), one of my best memories is of the night we had to ourselves to explore the streets…

Abseiling Off a Perfectly Good Euromast

I stared down at my shoes, bright red splotches of colour on an otherwise monochrome rainy day. Their grip on the sloping, slick metal held — just — as I tried to steady myself. Being steady was a difficult proposition since, no matter how much I tried to focus on my shoes, I could still…

Photo of the Week: Quirky, Beautiful Amsterdam

The side of Amsterdam that I loved the most is not the side you often hear about. Sure, the red light district was interesting (where else in the world can you find a church, a daycare centre, and windows with prostitutes all in the same place?), but the thing I enjoyed the most in Amsterdam…

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