Friday’s Featured Food: Kroketten at Cafe Stevens, Amsterdam, Netherlands

“Here I am in Amsterdam, I like it here, they speak my language.” – Nicky Wire My long awaited return to the Netherlands came with some genuine new found love for these over-trodden, incessantly-beaten European cities. While Rome, Paris and Prague with their “oh so cool and popular appeal” don’t impress me much, Amsterdam is forever growing Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Kroketten at Cafe Stevens, Amsterdam, Netherlands[…]

Celebrating King’s Day in the Netherlands with KLM and Heineken

A couple of the top companies in the Netherlands have teamed up with a crazy competition and this awesome video on the Orange Experience for this year during the popular “King’s Day” in the Netherlands (which occurs annually on April 27th). Top Dutch Airline KLM (who I flew with on my first ever trip without my Read more about Celebrating King’s Day in the Netherlands with KLM and Heineken[…]

Top 5 Random Things to do in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is a city I have fond memories of, spanning 23 years. From my first ever trip without my parents back in 1991 (a school trip while at Kilmaine Primary School) to my more recent adventure in January 2014, there is so much to see and do in Amsterdam that I’ve still only scratched the Read more about Top 5 Random Things to do in Amsterdam, Netherlands[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: “Space Cake” and Coffee in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Twenty three years after my first trip to the Netherlands I was back. By this time, January 2014  serving “Cannabis Coffee” was now illegal in Amsterdam, allegedly. That’s right – something illegal in Amsterdam. You thought this was the city where anything goes. Not quite, but in fact even cannabis is illegal in Amsterdam. But Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: “Space Cake” and Coffee in Amsterdam, Netherlands[…]

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Staying in Amsterdam’s Red Light District: Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, Amsterdam, Netherlands

It was an odd but yet refreshing feeling when I headed back to Amsterdam in the Netherlands earlier this year. It completed a total full circle for me in life and in truth freaked me out a bit. The story dated back 23 years… I first visited Amsterdam back in 1991 – in fact it Read more about Staying in Amsterdam’s Red Light District: Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, Amsterdam, Netherlands[…]

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Top 5 Cities I Miss From Europe!

I often get asked about Europe and why I haven’t written much about my own continent for a while. The real answer is that all my travels in Europe were 2003 – 2009. In the last 4 years I’ve had less than 2 weeks travelling in Europe! This makes it my LEAST travelled continent in Read more about Top 5 Cities I Miss From Europe![…]