Happy Birthday Anne Frank

I know what I want, I have a goal, I have opinions, a religion and love. Happy birthday Anne Frank! So touching that we got to visit the Annex while in Amsterdam this past spring break. JMF

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Amsterdam Day 2

Our second day in Amsterdam was pretty relaxing, we didn't have too much on the radar at the start of the day. But here's what we ended up accomplishing: Free diamond tour at Gassan Diamond factory Wandered Vondelpark Popped into a secluded begijnhof Joined a river cruise Downed some jenever (Dutch gin) Walked around the gorgeous [...]

Amsterdam vs Venice

Two famous cities of canals! Although they are initially similar in their city planning, in truth, these cities could not be more different. Each one is beautiful in its own way, it just depends on what you like. Here is my opinion on these two curious canal cities! Getting Around  In the simplest sense, Amsterdam [...]

Student Series! Rummaging through the Pile

While teaching in northern Italy a few years ago I researched the UNESCO Sites around me and Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps was one I did not get to go to. Funny enough one of my Humanities students this past year researched it for their blog project this past year so I can travel vicariously! JMF [...]

Amsterdam: Day 1

We took a morning train from Brussels to Amsterdam which was a little more than 3 hours; perfect time to catch up on reading, napping, and blogging! Once we arrived in Amsterdam we hopped on a city tram to Hotel Van Gogh (despite the name, it was a hostel). Our hostel was on the opposite side of [...]