Tag: Netherlands

Harlingen Dec 14, 2013

During our trip to Leeuwarden we have also visited, among other places, the port town of Harlingen.

The highlights of that visit can be described as: wind, sky, open water and VIEWS. Harlingen is so small that it's barely visible on a map, so but 15 thousand people enjoy these views.

Read on »

Leeuwarden Dec 9, 2013

I'd like to show you a bit of northern Dutch summer in our damp off-season. Last June we've visited the city of Leeuwarden (Frisian: Ljouwert), situated in the very north of Holland. It is the capital city of the Friesland province, which is famous for its language that makes very little sense to an average Dutch.

Read on »

How I became a Bob Dec 8, 2013

I once posted about a special person called Bob. It's almost a "saint with all possible benefits" (a quote from a popular Soviet-era film). To be precise, there's at least one benefit with him—a car.

Read on »

Autumn and Armillaria Again Dec 5, 2013

It's automn here again. Some annoyed expats keep insisting there's only just this season in Holland, but that's not true.

We are fortunate enough to live in a very picturesque woodland area. One of these days we went on a hike in one of numerous forests called Baarnse Bos and situated near the equally picturesque village Baarn (which I posted about five years ago).

Read on »

Two more nights with Stream of Passion Nov 9, 2013

It's been a while since I wrote about the masters of drive and female vocals, one of my favourites, Stream of Passion. They're still there and have even recently toured in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, which they posted about on their Facebook page.

Just before those, very special for both sides, events I've visited two performances happened with an interval of one week.

Read on »

Aikikai Amersfoort website Oct 25, 2013

I've done something useful in my spare time. I crafted a website for my aikido school (or dojo) called Aikikai Amersfoort, which is now located at aikikai-amersfoort.nl.

The former website was really ancient-looking, built back in 2004 and totally outdated. For example, one had to download an .avi file if they wanted to watch a video. YouTube did not exist at that remote moment.

Read on »