Ajax, Part Two: Lands Kampions!

In Part One, I told you how our group of American tourists saw the lead-up to the big game between Ajax and Twente. ..

Ajax in Amsterdam, Part One

Editor’s Note: Today we welcome a new contributor to the Bakker Bugle Blog: Dave! We’ll let his work speak for itself, for now.

We <3 Zwolle

Anita’s work frequently takes her to Zwolle, a city of about 120,000 in the western half of the Netherlands. Will tags along, as often as he can.
We like Zwolle, a lot.

Europe >= America, episode 1: Coke Zero

Anyone that spends thirty minutes with me will learn that I love soda, specifically products made by the Coca-Cola company.
In the past, I was a Diet Coke gal, but then Coke Zero stole my heart.

Cruise Photos: Corfu / Kerkyra

We were promised sun in Luxembourg yesterday, but we got something more like early winter. So my thoughts turned to our cruise to the Greek Islands this spring.

Oh, American Press, bless your heart

The US State Department released a broad travel advisory for Europe on Sunday. It cautioned Americans who are traveling to Europe to be extra vigilant. ..

Cruise Day 3: Dubrovnik

Day Three of our cruise (in May and June of this year) took us to Venice’s medieval rival: Ragusa. It is now known as Dubrovnik, Croatia — and it’s an UNESCO Heritage Site! ..

Cruise photos, at last!

You may remember that, this May, we celebrated our long-term success with a cruise. Now, our short-term delay in posting our photos from that cruise has come to an end!

You know you’ve settled into Europe when…

…you are stunned each time that somebody thinks your Visa has expired because it is dated 04/09/2010.
Culture consists, in part, of the customs that you take for granted. ..

Will Bakker, International TV star

Many, many people do crazy, crazy things to attract the cameras covering the Tour de France.