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Feb282018

Amsterdam’s green parakeets

In Amsterdam thousands of green ring-necked parakeets live in the trees of city parks and other urban environment areas of the city. There are estimated to be more than 10,000 parakeets across Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. Green parakeets are birds I spotted on previous trips to Amsterdam, but forgot about these feral foreigners…

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Oct272017

Old Town and cats of Plovdiv

I expected to see more Roman ruins than I did in Old Town Plovdiv. Two large pieces are the Plovdiv Roman Stadium on the main pedestrian street and the ancient Roman theater in Old Town. Both structures are from the 1st century A.D. That being said, I adored Old Town Plovdiv and probably spent ten…

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Aug172017

Come see cars, whales and otters in Monterey this week

August is here, which means car week on the Monterey Peninsula during the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance. Tens of thousands of tourists descend on Monterey for this August event. Honestly, I did not even know Concours d’elegance was happening this week in my hometown until I found myself breaking up a race car rally…

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May152017

Pacific Grove, California has wonderful May days

The Monterey Peninsula gets some serious tourism with a couple million visitors throughout the year. Tourism here peaks June to August, but May is still relaxing for me in the weeks before the crowds pick up and travelers fill the coastal walking paths. As a local Monterey resident, I headed three miles down the coast…

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