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Archive for June, 2015

Love Wins! Posted by on Jun 30, 2015

There has been a lot of hype with the recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to legalize gay marriage. About 26 million Facebook users updated their photographs with a rainbow flag, and many companies also joined the rainbow flag craze. Even the White House issued an image of the house with…

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The Dutch Toilet Posted by on Jun 19, 2015

A few weeks ago, I had Israeli friends visiting me here in the Netherlands. And they told me how surprised they were about the toilets in the Netherlands. They complained about the “shallow flusher”, which was just gross! They were used to the traditional “deep flusher” used in most other countries. The shallow flusher has…

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Dutch Beaches and the North Sea Posted by on Jun 18, 2015

My mom came to visit and we did our fare share of traveling within the Netherlands, Belgium and a tiny bit of Germany. I was glad that my mom was able to have a true Dutch experience in regards to weather…it was unpredictable and ever changing! She arrived with wind, rain and cold temperatures and…

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The IJsseloog – Made by Dutch Hands? Posted by on Jun 18, 2015

A strange, round shape can be found right in the IJsselmeer. A deserted and lonely island? Did nature create that? Aliens? It is a bit weird. There are roads all around that hole, and even some buildings it seems. What is that weird round eye right in the Ketelmeer between the two parts of the Dutch…

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Vlaggetjesdag in the Netherlands! Posted by on Jun 17, 2015

Last Saturday was a special day for Holland: the first day of the haringseizoen (herring season)! In Scheveningen, a beach town close to The Hague (well, it is basically part of The Hague now), this day is celebrated on Vlaggetjesdag (Flags Day). Beside loads of haring, there are many fun things to do, both for young and old…

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