Category:Stories

Soufli
August 11, 2022

The Muslim community in Thrace

Stories The Muslim community in Thrace First introduction to Thrace On our last trip through Greece, where the focus was on the north of...

Seal pup at the Westerschelde
July 10, 2022

Seals at the Westerschelde river

Stories Seals at the Westerschelde river Encounters in the early morning with young seals at the Westerschelde in Zeeland The location Every morning we...

Kandilakia
January 19, 2022

Sacred little houses of Greece

Stories Sacred little houses of Greece A story about kandilakia or proskynitaria, or as the vernacular also calls them ikonnísmata or ekklisákia, ‘devotion houses’...

Depot
July 31, 2021

Rotterdam – The Depot

Rotterdam The Depot The Depot of the museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Hidden Treasures Rotterdam is, I believe, one of the most interesting and beautiful...

Zutphen
June 27, 2021

Cities of the Hanseatic League – II

The first time that we wrote about the Hanseatic League was in 2019 when we visited Deventer, Kampen and Hattem. This year, 2021, we...

School girls
January 17, 2021

Down memory lane – Istanbul

In September 1993 we visited Istanbul for the first time. I had meetings at our office in Istanbul and Yvonne accompanied me on this...

January 10, 2021

The cemetery of Bagolino

When we travel we often visit cemeteries. All the graves have a story to tell. The graves represent families, elderly people who have a...

Sjak Zwier - Guitar builder
July 9, 2020

Sjak Zwier – guitar builder

When leaving Greece in 1999 I got as present from my Greek colleagues an old bouzouki. We love Greek music and we have been...

Highland cattle
April 22, 2020

Highland cattle at the Westerschelde river

The Westerschelde river is very close to our house, in fact it is at the end of the small rural road along which we...

Deventer
February 16, 2020

Cities of the Hanseatic League

The Hanseatic League was a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in Northwestern and Central Europe. Growing from a few North...