Chaos. Crowds. Cheap food. Cheap clothes. Wild nightlife. Bangkok, Thailand has it all. The city that at first repulsed but then enthralled me, Bangkok offers a little bit of everything to everyone. Arriving in Bangkok, people’s immediate reaction is to love it or hate it. Few, if any, have mixed opinions about it. The city […]
The capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam, is famous for its coffee shops, red lights, and canals. But it offers a lot more than that. Founded in 1275 supposedly by two fishermen and their dog, Amsterdam became the seat of the House of Orange, the royal family that still rules the country today. Over the centuries, […]
Utrecht is a city about 40 minutes south of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. A fairly large city (population 250,000) with a university whose proximity to Amsterdam makes it a big residential and commercial area, Utrecht was where a friend of mine lived. Having never seen it (and despite his protests that there wasn’t anything to […]
A lot of people have this misconception that travel is expensive, that whenever and wherever you go, you are going to spending a lot of money. In some places like Europe, that may be true. In some people’s cases, that is always true. But for most of us that isn’t true. Travel can be cheap and cheap doesn’t mean bad.
Boston was founded in in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England seeking religious self rule. Over time, the city expanded and became a major port and economic center in the American Colonies. It also became an important city during the American revolution. In 1763, we threw tea into the ocean, signifying our rebellion against the […]