Travel – Foreign

January 26th, 2005 by alephnaught

Amsterdam and The Hague

I left for Amsterdam on January 11 for work. I didn’t know exactly when I’d return. One of my friends, Hans de Jong Luneau, from a project last summer took me to Media Markt to look for an inexpensive pocket digital camera since I forgot my larger but nice Sony. Media Markt reminded me of […]

October 11th, 2004 by alephnaught

Flying Home

We got up early, showered and ate breakfast and continued to try to stuff all our stuff into our little bags. Its a good thing we stayed at the airport – the two days of training around Belgium made us tired (yes, it was an American vacation, and maybe we’re getting too old for that). […]

October 10th, 2004 by alephnaught


I finished Stiff – very good book, unique (needing no adjective) and entertaining. We walked from the hotel to the main market square and then visited the Basiliek van het Heilig Bloed (Basilica of the Holy Blood); its named that because it contains a relic in glass of, well, holy blood. Ticket to see the […]

October 9th, 2004 by alephnaught


We got up and had a good breakfast and then took a cab to the main art museum, the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten. This is a must see museum, as they have some very famous works. The most interesting painting in my opinion was the Virgin and the Child by Jean Fouquet. Fouquet has […]

October 8th, 2004 by alephnaught

Departing for Antwerp

This trip was a good reading trip for me; between flights and the late nights and needing to relax before trying to sleep, I managed to finish Salon, by Jaida N’Ha Sandra and Jon Spayde, a book about the history and modern creation of salons, and The Art of the Start, by Guy Kawasaki, which […]

May 15th, 2004 by alephnaught

Flying home

We got up early and ate breakfast and continued to try to stuff all our stuff into our little bags. We got to the airport really early – we had lunch at a pub in Paddington Station, and caught the express train to Heathrow. We had to perform an emergency landing in Newfoundland because a […]


May 14th, 2004 by alephnaught


We got up late at 8 this morning after staying up late (for us at least) last night. We ate and went out walking to St. Pancras, a church local to our hotel. Its claim to fame is that it was built as a copy of the Erechtheoin that was on the Parthenon grounds. We […]


May 13th, 2004 by alephnaught


Well, Aviva is 50 today – guess she can join AARP finally. We got up (was Aviva a little slower?), ate and got to the Paddington train station to catch first class seats to Bath. I started reading a book about The Troubles, by Brian Feeney, in Northern Ireland that Aviva bought in Dublin. We […]


May 12th, 2004 by alephnaught


We got up and had a good breakfast. The wireless internet access isn’t working – oh well. Anyway, we got out and walked over to the St. Pancras station – its one of the oldest rail stations left in London and is being refit to be the end of the Channel Tunnel line. We then […]


May 11th, 2004 by alephnaught


We got up early and started figuring out what we want to do while we’re in London. I think we’re going to the National Gallery today and to Bath on Friday (a day trip!). Breakfast was okay – they had hard-boiled eggs, some cheese, croisants and cerials. We managed to get cleaned up and going. […]