For years I resisted going to Paris for a very silly reason. Everyone told me how wonderful it was – magical, superb and nearly as essential as Italy. But I… Read more . . .
We only stayed one day, coming by train in the early morning then back across the Maas after dark. Dordrecht, historic port south of Rotterdam on the way to Belgium.… Read more . . .
A thin smudge of trees along a flat horizon frames bright green polders, beneath grey tumbling clouds in a misty sky. Welcome to Alphen aan den Rijn, a nondescript village… Read more . . .
We lived in Leiden for a year and began to understand a little of the history of that non-conformist city. Historically a site of tolerance and diversity, from whence the “Founding… Read more . . .