Category: Western Europe

Silent Disco

What the hell is a silent disco?

A silent disco? Before I set foot inside the gate of Music Meeting, an annual festival at Nijmegen, I’d never heard the term before. But two hours later, I was a BIG fan.

Cannabis College Amsterdam

Higher Education: Busting Amsterdam’s Marijuana Myths

Pot, Grass, Weed, Bud, Dope, Mary Jane, THC, 420 – It doesn’t matter what you call it, cannabis is BIG business in The Netherlands. But the country isn’t the “drug haven” it’s thought to be. In fact, most assumptions made about Holland and drug use are a little off base.



If there was any town as beautiful as my teacup, Bruges is it! Canals, chocolate and gorgeous buildings? What’s not to like here?

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Paris: My crush just got serious

Every time I visit Paris, I fall in love with it a little bit more. But it wasn’t love at first sight. There are people for whom Paris holds a special draw. It’s one of the cities to see in…


Is Belgium chocolate as good as they say?

Better than sex. That’s what I’d heard about Belgium chocolate. I’m no tart, but I was definitely up for a fling. I’d even been saving myself. On Christmas Day I indulged. Perhaps overindulged is more accurate. I don’t have much…


The tale of The Tower and a teacup

It was the Teacup Tale I had to have. My little teacup has visited many places in several different countries, but aside from a few iconic spots, most of the destinations have been unidentifiable. Not this one. Wonderful Paris. Two years ago I’d…