A Rant

A Rant

Robin: I am so tired of seeing this: Why doesn’t the U.S. have chip cards?! Last time I checked, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express were all American companies. So why don’t they offer chip cards on a regular basis to American customers? Chip cards have been available in Europe for years, yet back home they […]

Amsterdam’s Asics Flagship Store

Amsterdam’s Asics Flagship Store

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in General Travel, Netherlands, Running | One Comment

With all the references to running on this blog, you might be surprised to know that I don’t love running very much. Robin’s the runner. I’m the cyclist. Or at least I used to be… For me, running is the best way to get a good cardio workout in a short amount of time. Once […]

Amsterdam Hash

Amsterdam Hash

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in General Travel, Netherlands, Running | 2 Comments

No, it’s not what you think. Although the people who formed the very first Hash House Harriers (HHH or H3) chapter in Kuala Lumpur in 1938 may have been smoking a little somethin’ somethin’… Often billed as a drinking club with a running problem, H3 members participate in runs that are based on the traditional […]

We Left Our Hearts in…Amsterdam?

We Left Our Hearts in…Amsterdam?

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in General Travel, Netherlands, Running | No Comments

We really, really love Amsterdam. Like, we want to move there. Now. We’ve had a thing for Holland for a while, I suppose. Even though we rooted for Spain in last year’s World Cup final, we got to watch the Netherlands play Slovakia in a Round of 16 game in Durban. We decided to join […]

Why We Have to Leave Europe (in a Month)

Why We Have to Leave Europe (in a Month)

We have to leave Europe by October 14, and we can’t come back until November 21. It’s sad. Some folks back home are confused by this, so at their suggestion I thought I would explain what the deal is. Even though I lived in Spain for two years, I never knew about this, so hopefully […]