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Nov192016

Photo walk around Parnell Auckland

A sum total of probably less than eight hours outside walking the neighborhoods over three days I spent in Auckland does not give much depth to city experience. Auckland is big and spread out across a hilly and island landscape. I basically saw about 5 miles of streets with their homes, businesses, civic center gathering…

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Feb172016

Second most famous dead woman of Amsterdam

Anne Frank is certainly the most famous dead woman of Amsterdam. No irreverence intended. Anne Frank might not even be considered a woman at her young age, having died in early 1945 at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp before her sixteenth birthday, but I have to think her life experiences of an early age qualify her. Anne…

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Feb062016

Netherlands Annual Museum Card 60EUR

I purchased a Museumkaart – Museum Card Annual Pass for 59.90 EUR ($65 USD) while in Amsterdam last week. The Museum Card provides free access to over 400 museums in the Netherlands, including 35 museums in Amsterdam. The Museumkaart is not advertised for tourists to the Netherlands, but a tourist can buy the annual pass…

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Dec242015

Light and Sound in Tate Britain Museum London

Tate Britain is the first museum we visited on our trip to London last month. Like most museums in London, Tate Britain admission is free. There are a lot of free museums in London. Special exhibits within these museums are high priced, but most of the museum collections are free to walk around and gaze…

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Dec182015

Thames Walk Westminster Palace to Tate Britain

Our main activity of the day got shot down when we arrived at Westminster Abbey to find a police barricade and the building closed to the public for an unannounced event.  Police said they expected Westminster Abbey to reopen around 1:30pm. We did not want to hang around the area for an hour waiting to…

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Oct092015

Copenhagen on the waterfront

Copenhagen is a port city on the large island of Zealand in eastern Denmark with water present all around.  This post starts from near Langelinie Pier in the north part of Copenhagen, a quay developed in the late 19th century to handle larger ocean going vessels of the time. This area is where cruise ships…

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