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Holland’s Hidden Gems: Cities and Villages

When you think of Holland, the first thing that probably pops into your mind is Amsterdam.  While musing over the coffee shops, the Red Light District, and the beautiful moats, many don’t realize that Holland has so much more to offer than just its legendary capital!  Though I do agree that Amsterdam is a beautiful city to spend a few …

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Volunteering in Peru – A Glimpse of an Incredible Reality

First things first – I’m traveling through South-America for seven months in total, and at the moment I’m volunteering in Cusco, Peru for about two months. Volunteering is such a special thing!  I didn’t know what to expect, so I arrived totally open-minded.  And it turned out that an incredibly magical experience was awaiting me.  In the short time that …

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Andijviestamppot – A Traditional Dutch Meal With a Modern Taste

For the last several centuries, most Dutch family kitchens were filled with smells of stamppot.  The main ingredients in a Dutch stamppot are mashed potatoes and vegetables.  Add some onions to this and you can easily create a dinner meal for most days of the week. This may seem uninspiring and monotonous, but the possibilities and combinations of various stamppots …