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World Day for Cultural Diversity

On our second day in Brussels we headed away from the center of the city to see the botanical garden. It is a fairly small park, but wonderfully maintained with flowers, trees, and a small pond. One tree was particularly … Continue reading

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Brussels

We took the train from Antwerp into Brussels on Friday and arrived in the middle of a thunderstorm. Our plans to walk to the hotel were quickly doused in cold water – well, cold rain actually, but you get my … Continue reading

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A Rainy Day in Antwerp

It was our last full day in Antwerp and the forecast was for thunderstorms. But the sky was clear when we left the hotel, so we decided against bringing our umbrellas. Perhaps not the brightest idea? Our primary objective for … Continue reading

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Antwerpen

I’m in Antwerp (Antwerpen) on business which is a bit of a good news / bad news story. The good news is that the trip is partially subsidized. The bad news is that the people paying for the trip expect … Continue reading

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London: Old and New

We lived near London for three years a very long time ago (think “the nineties”) and we haven’t really been back since, so a lot has changed. But even then, the London Underground map was iconic. It has only grown. … Continue reading

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London

We took the train back to London, and by now there was no doubt that the English are done with COVID. This picture was taken in Euston train station. Can you spot the masks? (Hint: there are three, if you … Continue reading

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Manchester

To be honest, Manchester wasn’t at the top of our list of places to visit in the UK. The only reason we we came here was because I had a business meeting in the city. But I’m glad we did. … Continue reading

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Marché de Noël allemand

The Christmas market opened today so we had to check it out. The vendors were thrilled to be there – last year the market was closed because … well, you know why. But this year everyone was out in force, … Continue reading

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Almost Like the Before Times

We ate dinner tonight in a wonderful Italian restaurant a short walk from our hotel. It was packed with a familiar mix of tourists and business people enjoying a night out on the company’s dime. It felt like 2019. At … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights

Day two in Quebec City and we are in love with the city. The old city is … well … old. In a very good way. So there are lots of narrow streets and alleys loaded with character. And the … Continue reading

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