Monthly Archives: July 2016

Antwerp: What’s in a name?

Jay finds great joy and humor in the origins of words. We had the chance recently to visit Belgium’s second largest city, Antwerp, and to ponder its name. Was the city, first settled in the 4th century, way ahead of … Continue reading

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Amsterdam: Beyond Canals, Sex and Dope

Amsterdam is on nearly everyone’s favorite European city list, for different reasons. Many come to see the scenic canals and to visit museums. Some come to tour or to take advantage of the city’s notorious red light district while others … Continue reading

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