Koningsdag in Amsterdam

Sporting the Dutch and Canadian flags on Koningsdag

I can’t be sure, but I doubt any country celebrates it’s monarchy as enthusiastically as the Dutch. I hadn’t planned on it, but my brief stopover in Amsterdam, Netherlands coincided with the national holiday of Koningsdag, or King’s Day, preceded by Koninginnenacht, Queen’s Night. Coming directly from another monarchical system, I reflected on the difference between the…

Ypres and the Flanders Fields


Desert Sculptures Part One: Golden Spiral

The Golden Spiral as seen from above

Jerónimos Monastery, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, and Belém Tower



Castle of the Moors

Aghbalou N’Kerdouss

Merzouga Camel Trek