Anyone who has ever lived in a touristy town or city knows that incoming tourism is very important for the economy. It is what keeps small business going – but my goodness, we tourists have done a horrible job of behaving ourselves. But then along came COVID. Travel stopped. Cities breathed. Waters cleared. Local residents… Continue reading Why tourists are not loved
This sounds like the sort of thing you should do when in Amsterdam. After all the place is full of bike riders – full of bikes too. Everyone rides a bike in all sorts of outfits. Female execs on the way to work in stylish suits with high heels and an infant in the basket… Continue reading Just like riding a bike!
I begged and pleaded but in the end they were very firm. I had just spent an amazing week on Avalon River cruises and it was time to get off. I tried every excuse under the sun They wouldn’t accept any…. so I had to pack my bags and get off. What a great vacation. We flew… Continue reading I really don’t want to leave
You never forget, right? I guess that is true for last week was the second time in probably forty years I have ridden a bike. Although I was a bit nervous at first, having an expert on hand to fit me to the right size bike was certainly handy. When I had used one of… Continue reading It’s like riding a bike…
Sharing the bill – paying your part – going Dutch as it is known. My Dutch friends joke that they have earned their reputation of being … well let’s call it frugal. Taking a close up look at the Dutch and their history makes you think twice about calling them frugal. After all many Dutch… Continue reading Going Dutch