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The Netherlands

Spiritual Undertones

It’s been a fairly typical autumn for bluesman Brandon Isaak. Typically busy, that is.The former Whitehorse musician spent most of September on tour in Germany and Holland, including an appearance at the prestigious Guitar...

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Book Fair Fever in Frankfurt

British artist David Hockney displayed his latest piece here: a complete collection of his artwork in a huge book. The book costs about 2,500 Euro and contains 62 years of Hockney’s work. It was set up on a stand so visitors...

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Only woodfire for this ethical bean

The best cup of coffee I’ve ever had was at the table of Philippe and Leandra Brient in the log-hewn home they built themselves.Outside the back window was a view of Atlin Mountain rising majestically from a valley of boreal...

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D – The Deli – “Euro-mazing”

The minute you walk into The Deli at Yukon Meat and Sausage you know you are in a special environment. The place simply smells like, well, like Europe. The shelves are stocked with delightful offerings from Germany, from...

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Not Just Heineken

I recently re-visited Holland, the country I grew up in.I have learned over the years, in speaking to fellow ‘Dutches’, that how I experienced things in my childhood – or, for that matter, when I go back to the place I...

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In the Old Country

I am in the Netherlands, where I grew up. It is the month of March, early spring here, with stormy weather and spring flowers blooming everywhere: tulips are only one among many.I am visiting my relatives. I landed in Schiphol,...

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Beer Packaging

Ah, sturdy and stout stubbies. Macro beer dribbling down your chin because of the bottle’s bad ergonomic design. I remember photos from the 1970s of my uncles with mo’s, long hairs, adidas shorts and Molson Canadian...

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