02
Dec
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02 december 2011 Secret - Photo 1

I managed to avoid jetlag for 46 years, until last week. My wife, the professional traveller, invited me along on one of her trips and I threw caution to the wind, accepting her invitation and treating myself to a mind-buckling experience and set foot on a new continent. Because my wife has the energy levels… read more »

25
Nov
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Rolando de Corazon

Roland was one of the first people I met when I arrived in Amsterdam in the mid-1980s. We have been friends for almost a quarter of a century. Roland showed me the Dutch countryside, pointing out birds and plants as we cycled to the beach. We played football together several times a week and made… read more »

18
Nov
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Barcelona

I’ve been to Barcelona. But it took me quite a while to get there. Twenty-two years, to be exact. The main obstacle proved to be the Pyrenees. And the friends I kept, or course. Friends who enjoyed the great outdoors more than city trips. Friends who preferred different modes of transport – public or private… read more »

11
Nov
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Peru - Photo 1

I really need to get this off my chest. While my wife is off gallivanting around the globe, the closest I come to travel is the fifteen-minute walk I take every morning. When I get back to my desk, I report my observations on Twitter (@richarddenooy, #walk) in the vain hope that they will entertain… read more »

04
Nov
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Stockholm

I thought everyone was going to say: ABBA, Bjorn Borg and IKEA, but I was wrong, very wrong. Only one of my e-friends had similar thoughts when I ran a poll on Facebook and Twitter, asking: “What/who are the three things/people that come to mind when you see the word ‘Sweden’?” Here are some of… read more »

03
Nov
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Buenos Aires 1946

Last Monday, I was a member of the crew on the first KLM flight to Buenos Aires. After an absence of ten years, KLM is back in this beautiful Argentinian city. Even though I had never been to Buenos Aires before, this destination has always been very special for me. As a matter of fact,… read more »

28
Oct
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Punta Cana

Last week, I wrote a blog about Mexico, lampooning some of the stereotypical ideas people have about Mexicans. Unfortunately, some readers did not read the whole blog and subsequent comments from readers which helped set the record straight and revealed some interesting facts about Mexican history and culture. This week I intend to tread more… read more »