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 »

23
Nov
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Blueblog Fire alarm

Occasionally a fire alarm will sound while we’re staying at a hotel. Luckily, the ones I’ve experienced have always turned out to be either a drill or a false alarm. When the alarm sounds while you’re fast asleep, it might get rather confusing. In fact, I mistook my first fire alarm for a wake-up call.… 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 »

16
Nov
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Blueblog 42 Christmas

The holiday season is in the air. Halloween has just passed, a few Christmas trees are being decorated already, and literally every shop I enter sells ‘pepernoten’. These small, nut-like cookies are eaten in huge numbers during Saint Nicholas, a children’s feast on 5 December. There’s a buzz among KLM’s cabin crews these days as… read more »

14
Nov
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a la carte indonesisch

Even though restaurants can sometimes be crowded, we like to eat out. To order our favourite dish in our favourite restaurant is something we can look forward to for days in advance. We enter our favourite eating-place, order something to drink and study the menu, hesitating about what to order, because we like almost everything.… 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 »

10
Nov
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The Dutch are great cheese-lovers. Breakfast is typically a slice of brown bread with cheese, they relish a tasty piece of mature cheese with a drink, and when they go abroad on holiday the thing they miss most of all is their own delicious Gouda. And the Netherlands not only has a lot of cheese… read more »