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The euro is tumbling again and analysts are talking about parity with the dollar – Business Insider

I have been saying this for quite a while now, if you have ever thought of traveling to Europe but felt the costs to vacation there were just too high.  Now may be the time to make those plans.  In fact it is quite possible to see parity between the dollar and the Euro which […]

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What makes Europe so special

One of my most favorite things about cities throughout Europe are the Street Performers.  I have written about them many times in Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and even in Rome.  But I must say that this video just gives me goosebumps when I watch it.  Watching it also makes me long for a trip to just […]

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A Frank View, Part 2

Shortly after the arrest of the people in hiding, everything was removed from the Secret Annex.  When the hiding place became a museum years later, Otto Frank wanted the rooms to always remain unfurnished.  In order to show how the Secret Annex looked during the hiding period, small scale models have been made and are […]

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A Frank View, Part 1

If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I have recently enjoyed a trip to Amsterdam.  If your new to this blog, you have some catching up to do, please look back at the archives, because you have missed much.  Don’t worry, you can catch up, we will wait for […]

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“Part 2” – Icon’s of a City…Amsterdam

icon |ˈīˌkän  noun a painting of Jesus Christ or another holy figure, typically in atraditional style on wood, venerated and used as an aid to devotion in the Byzantine and other Eastern Churches. • A person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something: this iron-jawed icon of American manhood. • Computing a symbol or graphic representation on a video display terminal of a program, option, or window, esp. one of several forselection. • Linguistics a sign whose form directly reflects the thing it signifies, for example, the word snarl pronounced in a snarling way.ORIGIN mid 16th cent. (in the sense [simile] ): […]

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Part 1 ~ Icon’s of a City….Amsterdam

icon |ˈīˌkän| noun a painting of Jesus Christ or another holy figure, typically in a traditional style on wood, venerated and used as an aid to devotion in the Byzantine and other Eastern Churches. • a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something: this iron-jawed icon of American manhood. • Computing a symbol or graphic representation on a video display terminal of a program, option, or window, esp. one of several forselection. • Linguistics a sign whose form directly reflects the thing it signifies, for example, the word snarl pronounced in a snarling way.  ORIGIN mid 16th cent. (in […]

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Rijksmuseum – What the heck is that?

I have been looking forward to Amsterdam for quite some time, I only hope that my expectations are not too high.  One of the main reasons I have been so excited about this city is it’s history, culture and art.  Today, I want to share with you some of Amsterdam’s Art History.   Of all the […]

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The Rise and Fall of an Artist

I readily admit that I did not fully appreciate or know the role Amsterdam has played in our Worlds History.  Amsterdam was home to Anne Frank and her family and friends, she was in fact living in a hidden room in a house in the middle of one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Amsterdam.  Many […]

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The Life & Times of Van Gogh

As you all know by now, I do love to go to Museums.  One that I was really looking forward to was the Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.  Few artists are as well known as Van Gogh.  Most people can see a Van Gogh from a distance and know that it is a Van […]

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Hermitage of Amsterdam

The Hermitage Museum which is on the Amstel River (Yes, Amstel beer drinkers, there really is an Amstel River) is the dutch branch of the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  This is an outstanding Museum, the lobby is very modern, which is cool when juxtaposed with the actual art in the museum. Splendor and Glory […]

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Supper in Bed Anyone?

To me it’s a bit surprising that I don’t write about food, after all no matter where I go, I eat.  I am sure you do too.  So in the future, from time to time I am also going to be posting about some of my more memorable meals and restaurants that I’ve enjoyed and […]

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U.S. + Europe = Usropean Travel

Usropean travel, what in the world is that? I know what your saying, Usropean; [Uz-rope-e-an] isn’t a real word.  Not yet, it isn’t.  With your help we are going to make Usropean as common and ubiquitous as words like milk and coke or travel.  Of course your going to have to share this post with […]

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Amsterdam…..My View

Hot Damn, it’s Amsterdam  Do you dream of places around the World that you hope to one day visit?  Are those dreams made up of romantic ideas of far off, exotic places and people?  Mine are.  I dream of places around the world like, Prague, Dubrovnik, Greece, Australia etc. And for every dream I have, […]

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My MBA, you can never learn too much

At some point in our lives we must look inward and ask if we are at the place in our lives that we want to be, or expected to be.  For the most part, I am.  Over the years I have learned that you can never have enough knowledge, that learning is something we do […]

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