In Brugge, Part 2

Where we ate, drank and stayed: ‘T Bagientje: avoid the touristy cafes and sit on the porch to enjoy a Brujse Zot dubbel beer. Chocolat oe Praline: every chocolate shop claims it is the best. I didn’t try them all, but I can assure you Chocolat oe Praline was a standout. De Postilijon: lunch here […]

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In Brugge

  I had my doubts about how The Venice of the North would compare. I’ve been to other places called the So-and-So of Such-and-Such, and guess what? Generally, it’s better for cities to  claim their own identities because otherwise visitors get all excited and are, of course, subsequently let down. However, although Brugge is teeny-tiny, it […]

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A Second Thing to Love About Europe

Bicycles are a main mode of transportation.Tweet

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One Thing to Love About Europe

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certificate de résidence, or, how to waste tons of paper

The first order of business today was visiting the Luxembourg City office to declare our arrival and obtain our certificate de résidence. Anyone intending to reside in Luxembourg for an extended period of time must declare within three days of arrival. I expected it to be akin to going to the DMV, but was pleasantly surprised […]

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Le Printemps

    Springtime in Luxembourg! It was great to board the plane in cold, grey, rainy New York City and deplane in warm, green, sort-of-sunny Luxembourg.Tweet

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Desmond Tutu Center

  As Angelo and I prepare to move from New York to Luxembourg, our apartment is a wreck. We’ve put all the things we’re not bringing such as electronics and old photo albums in one area and let the four movers quickly and efficiently pack up the rest. Since our place is unlivable, we were […]

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Calves Rejoice!

    Goodbye Premier Veal, hello Whitney Museum! During my morning runs, I’ve marked the passage of time by the changes along the Hudson River. Every day, I observed a new building’s progress or monitored the redevelopment along the piers. I’ve witnessed the once-desolate and dilapidated western-most blocks from Chelsea to Tribeca transform from prostitutes and […]

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