part four – more Holland

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I think I’m a wanderer at heart, a gypsy-spirit … no, I know I am. Truly happiest with a knapsack on my back and a camera slung around my neck. I could travel forever.

Do you want to know the number one reason why I live and work in France? Seven (7) paid vacation weeks a year was and still is the deal-clincher.

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Strolling around the neighborhood near my hotel one sunny Sunday morning, I came across an inviting café-bookstore. Music-filled, lots of wood and divided into different sections, you could buy and read books, drink coffee and eat little cakes all day long. The place had such a pleasant laidback vibe, I returned every day for the rest of my stay in The Hague.

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I sat in this cozy corner and read these two books (after purchasing them.) Cappuccino was brought to me on a little wooden platter.

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What was funny was this name directly above my head (watching over me?)

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Jongbloed in English is Youngblood. It’s the name my father gave to his publishing company (in Toronto). He would have been tickled pink to see this.

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8 thoughts on “part four – more Holland

    • And my conundrum this summer is where to go! Back to Holland? To London like I do every summer? Italy will be too crowded in August. I’ll probably be broke after Portugal so maybe will stay close to home in August and just go to Belgium …

      • I have heard that it’s beautiful, but to be honest, I have problems visiting places where only a few decades ago (from 1991 to 1995) a terrible war and genocidal activities took place. I’d like to visit Slovenia, I have a colleague from there. Or is it Slovakia?

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