One More Day – One Day More

Today is our last full day in Amsterdam – tomorrow we will just have time for a quick walk then head to the airport to move on to the UK.  Which means it is time to get in one or two more museums! After a killer brunch at Dignita where I had the “Fluffy American style […]

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Saturday Six

The itinerary we are on from the NorthEast US to the Netherlands and back with a stop over in Iceland is the same one good friends took just a month ago.  It fact it was they who let us know about the great deal with IcelandAir earlier in the year.  We tacked on an additional […]

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Culture in the Dutch Countryside

Today was a fun day away from Amsterdam. We started the day by picking up a rental car in the city and then driving about 80 minutes to Hoenderloo in the center of the country where we parked just outside the Hoge Veluwe National Park. The Dutch roads are very well maintained and driving is relatively […]

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Art, Art, and More Art

We ended up arriving in Amsterdam in the middle of the afternoon yesterday.  By the time we were ready to leave our hotel most of the attractions were closed.  The one site that was open late was The Anne Frank House, so we thought we would head over there and see if we could get […]

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Ice, Ice, Baby.

Planning a Trip To Iceland Home of fire and ice, places with unpronounceable names, a burgeoning tourist industry, and Game of Thrones filming locations, Iceland is a country with less than 350,000 people in a space about the same size as the US state of Ohio (or 25% larger than Ireland). There is an old […]

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Dub-Dub, Dubrovnik to Dublin

Dubrovnik has to be the pearl of a trip to the Balkans.  Knowing this would be a great location, we left it to the end of our trip, which was also convenient for our return flight back to Dublin.  Dubrovnik was the historic city state of Ragusa, one of the major forces in the Mediterranean and […]

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Motor to Kotor, then a Boat

Taking advantage of our location close to the border, we got an early start from Catvat to head to Montenegro and a day trip around the Bay of Kotor. Montenegro is one of the youngest countries in the world, gaining its independence in 2006.  Interestingly, they use the Euro as their currency, unlike their former […]

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Eating in the Balkans

Dining in the Balkans is an interesting experience.  There are lots of restaurants, but there is not much variety.  For one thing, except in the capitals, we didn’t see ethnic restaurants such as Chinese, and even in the capitals, there seemed to be only one or two. Instead, the restaurants tend to be pretty much […]

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Split-Catvat

Departing Split we headed North (away from our final destination for the day) in order to make a couple of stops.  First was a tiny town on the coast called Kastel Gomlica, which was used as a filming location for Game of Thrones. (For GoT geeks, this is where Arya wheels her fishmonger’s wheelbarrow.)  There […]

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