Travel – Foreign

April 27th, 2005 by alephnaught

The UnDutchables

Title: The UnDutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands, its Culture and its Inhabitants Author: Colin White, Laurie Boucke Paperback: 310 pages Publisher: White-Boucke Publishing; 4th edition (September 1, 2001) ISBN: 1888580224 Read this one on my flight home from my latest trip to Amsterdam (starting to feel like I live there). This book was suggested […]

April 26th, 2005 by alephnaught

Amsterdam and Delft

I left for Amsterdam on April 17 for work. I didn’t know exactly when I’d return; turns out I left April 26. Here’s a picture of the current state of the front of Vijzelstraat 32, where I worked a few years ago. The building has been sold to the city of Amsterdam and will be […]

April 24th, 2005 by alephnaught

Saudis in Talks on Nuke Loophole Agreement

Article from the AP wire

Posted in Saudi Arabia,

March 28th, 2005 by alephnaught

A Dutch Soccer Riddle: Jewish Regalia Without Jews

An article in today’s New York Times that discusses why Ajax fans are called Jews, how some members of the community feel that’s bad, and how the team is trying to find something to do about it.

Posted in The Netherlands,
Palm Desert, March 10 – 15, 2005

March 15th, 2005 by alephnaught

Palm Desert, March 10 – 15, 2005

We spent a wonderful warm time in Palm Desert visiting Aviva’s mother and her friend Dave. The weather was really great, sunny and in the 90s for two days, high 80s one day and mid-80s the last day – truely spectacular! We went to the Palm Springs Desert Museum – we seem to go every […]

March 7th, 2005 by alephnaught

Ads for Saudi Bank Focus on Women

“Ads for Saudi Bank Focus on Women”, article from the NY Times March 7, 2005

Posted in Saudi Arabia,

March 4th, 2005 by alephnaught

2 Dutch Deputies on the Run, From Jihad Death Threats

NY Times article about two deputies that are forced to live under spartan conditions because they’ve been threatened by Islamic extremists in The Netherlands.

Posted in The Netherlands,

March 1st, 2005 by alephnaught

Have I Told You About the Time a Saudi Sheik tried to Kidnap Me?

An interesting article on spending time in Saudi Arabia as a single woman

Posted in Saudi Arabia,

February 27th, 2005 by alephnaught

More Dutch Plan to Emigrate as Muslim Influx Tips Scales

An article from today’s Sunday New York Times – it appears Dutch residents are trying to leave The Netherlands in numbers much greater than before, and its due to the problems occurring recently.

Posted in The Netherlands,

February 15th, 2005 by alephnaught

Fading Liberal Dream Tears Dutch Apart

An article from the Observer International about the rise of racial tensions in The Netherlands.

Posted in The Netherlands,