Points of view

While traveling we encounter things we haven’t seen before. We meet people with different habits. We have to adjust to ideas that are different from our own. I’ve been to a few countries where things were different from my home. The web is filled with experiences and observations of others and they’re a fun read and…

Big balls of steel

One of Brussels landmarks can be found outside the center. So on a dreary day in January I took the metro out to the Atomium. This big silver monument was built for the world expo of 1958. It is a blown up version of the element Iron, so you’ll see 9 big, shiny balls connected by…

Save your memories off the internet

We live in the days of internet and computers full of our personal information. In my life, the good old notepad has not been replaced entirely though. Facebook, blogs and twitter are great ways to keep everyone at home up to date on your latest news, but while traveling, these things are not always easily…

Ye old rules of Trinity College

Trinity College in Dublin was founded by the protestants as a universty for men in 1592. Later, also women and Catholics were allowed. The school has been around for a while, and so has its book full of rules. Of course it has been amended over the years, but apparently some ancient rules and regulations…

Watering the plants

The first week on the cherry farm was tough. On a hill that used to have grapes, the farmer is planting cherry trees. They are growing quickly, so an irrigation system has to be made. For about 60 long rows, that is not an easy job. At 7 o’clock the day starts. We drive to…