14
Oct
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Is that a Volvo Amazon?!

We had a science teacher at school called Mr Loukakis. He was very proud of his Greek heritage and whenever we did anything stupid in class, he would growl: “My ancestors were playing chess while yours were still up in the trees.” Not surprisingly, Mr Loukakis was the first person who came to mind when… read more »

13
Oct
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Lazy afternoons

‘All my dreams come true by sharing them with others.’ I wrote this sentence in my book about the power of social media for yourself and your company that was published last year, and I’ve repeated it several times in my blog. I’ve been sharing on my blog since 2003, and also on Twitter (Dutch… read more »

12
Oct
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klm house #92

I already mentioned the Delft Blue Houses in a previous blog. These pretty little miniatures are KLM’s gift to Business Class passengers and are very popular. The good news is that this month house number 92 has been released. It was only a few years ago that I learned that a lot of these miniatures… read more »

10
Oct
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DC-3 Gier

In this week’s blog, I’d like to take you more than seventy years back in time to the days before the Second World War when it was common for Dutch families living in the Dutch East Indies to send their children to the Netherlands to be brought up in the ‘proper Dutch manner’. But as… read more »

07
Oct
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Philippines

This is my second visit to the Philippines. Last time, I took a look at the country’s ingenious modes of transport, ranging from brightly decorated jeepneys and horse-drawn carts to an endless variety of engine-driven rickshaws. This time I’d like to take a closer look at the language of the Philippines, guided by Liarnie, who… read more »

06
Oct
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Carlien.SpaanseDroom

Poof! In exactly 1 hour and 48 minutes’ flying time, I’ve been transported back six years. My fringe is now a bit longer, my stomach not quite as flat and my experience of life is a bit wider. And this time I won’t be staying in Barcelona for four months but four days. For many… read more »

05
Oct
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Orange Babies supports HIV-infected mothers and their babies in Africa.

Orange is the colour of Holland. At least, in our opinion. So on world-famous Queen’s Day (well, we like to think it’s world-famous) most towns in our country are decked out in orange. Almost every Dutchman has an orange shirt, dress, hat or pair of trousers in this colour, which is only brought out on… read more »