Richard de Nooy

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Richard de Nooy (1965) grew up in South Africa and vowed to travel the world. He didn’t get much further than Amsterdam, where he has lived for the past 25 years. He spends his days writing and translating and staring at the sky, trying to guess where the planes are going. He will be mapping his ignorance of the world’s cities from his desk chair, using his preferred mode of transport; the worldwide web. He hopes readers will excuse his ignorance and help fill the vast gaps in his knowledge with entertaining and enlightening anecdotes about their home towns. Richard de Nooy’s novels have been published in English and Dutch. You’ll find further information on his site www.richarddenooy.com. Photo by Stefanie Grätz

Latest posts

  1. Messtivals & Colourbrations — March 18, 2014
  2. Finding Bilbao — February 21, 2014
  3. Matching Friends and Films for IDFA 2013 — November 26, 2013
  4. A Tuscan Mystery — October 25, 2013
  5. The Frutch — September 27, 2013

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27
Jan
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27 janauari Crazy Tours Cartoon 1

British comedian Tony Hawks once hitchhiked around Ireland with a fridge to win a hundred-pound bet he had been lured into by his friends at the local pub. Hawks’s epic, 1,650-kilometre journey earned him a place in the Guinness Book of Records. His absurd journey was also the topic of a bestselling book and an… read more »

13
Jan
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13 januari New York - Ottomanelli5in

I recently spent a couple of magical hours in New York. Being a seasoned traveller, I avoided the busier gateways – JFK, La Guardia, Grand Central Station, Ellis Island – opting instead to access The Big Apple via a place called Jisp, just north of Amsterdam, using the most comfortable mode of transport in the… read more »

06
Jan
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6 januari Cartoon - Time Zone blog

Samoa skipped Friday 30 December 2011, going straight from Thursday the 29th to Saturday the 31st, thereby leaping across the dateline to become the first country to celebrate the start of 2012. A nice change for these Pacific islands, which had been last to ring in the new year since 1892, when an American trader… read more »

30
Dec
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30 december Foto vuurwerk nieuwjaarsblog RdN

I distinctly remember my first New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam, marking the start of 1987. My new Dutch friends invited me round and, as we watched the TV clock ticking towards midnight, people stood wrestling with champagne bottles in an attempt to pop the corks at exactly the right moment. All this was vaguely familiar.… read more »

23
Dec
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23 december Parijs

Do you remember our first Christmas in Paris? How I took the train from Amsterdam to Gare du Nord? How I skimped and saved my paltry student loan to buy the ticket, because I wouldn’t let you pay? How I almost got into a fight and then struck up an absurd conversation with a drunken… read more »

16
Dec
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16 december Tanzania - Blue Giraffe

Tanzania is one of my wife’s favourite destinations. Faithful followers of my blog will know that she’s a professional traveller, while I spend most of my time at home, exploring the world from my desk chair. This is unfair, of course, but stay-at-home travel has certain advantages. I can, for instance, browse through thousands of… read more »

09
Dec
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09 december Barcelona - Parc Guell

Having been peppered by a sudden hailstorm this morning, I’m glad I can flee once more into the warmer arms of Spain. Or perhaps I should say Catalonia, because today we’ll be in Barcelona, guided by Teresa, who sent me her favourite sight, sound, scent and taste in Catalan, which looks like Spanish on paper,… read more »