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Self-portrait by Rembrandt

Monochrome Monday Long before digital camera and selfie stick invented, self-portrait existed in the form of painting. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, a Dutch notable painter, created hundreds of self-portraits. He created […]

Five Facts about Amsterdam vs. Rotterdam

Similar to several cities around the world, a rivalry between two cities in the Netherlands does exist: Amsterdam versus Rotterdam. The competition has been ongoing since the 13th century when […]

Handwritten Travel Diary

As mentioned on my About page, all my travel diaries were handwritten in travel notebooks. I know there is a mobile-phone app called Travel Diaries and I can type my […]

Winter Walk in Kralingse Forest

I am joining Jo’s Monday Walk this week. While Jo is exploring Stokesley (North Yorkshire, England), I am going to explore the most popular urban forest and recreational area in Rotterdam: […]

Her Eyes

“The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero For Cover Art WPC Photo Challenge by 2812 Photography Photo was taken in […]

A Run for the Guide Dogs

Rotterdam is quite active in organizing annual running events. Rotterdam Marathon (42K) is one of the events that has been internationally acknowledged. It was mentioned as the Worlds Top Ten Marathon by the […]

Caribbean Summer in Rotterdam

Rotterdam was in Caribbean-Latin atmosphere yesterday (19 July 2014): tropical heat and colorful summer carnival (zomer carnaval in Dutch). Finally I had a chance to see it again after being absence […]

Remembering Rotterdam Blitz

On the 14th May 1940, Rotterdam was bombed heavily by the German air force. Leaving thousands homeless and lost their love ones, it ruined historical buildings, it was devastating how […]

The First Dutch King’s Day!

This year, 2014, today is for the first time, the Netherlands celebrates its first King’s Day (in Dutch: Koningsdag). The previous celebration used to be called as Queen’s day (in […]