Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.

Black board with writing and a quote by Seneca: Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.

Seneca the Younger was born in the year 4 BC and lived until AD 65. His full name is Lucius Annaeus Seneca, but we know hem nowadays also as just Seneca. He was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman and satirist of the Silver Age of Latin literature. Senica was raised and lived in Rome, but he was born in … Read More

The journey not the arrival matters.

ocean liner under japanese flag and the quote The journey not the arrival matters. –T.S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot born 26th of September 1888 in St. Louis Missouri into a prominent Boston Brahmin family and died on 4th of January 1965. He was a publisher, essayist, playwriter, social critic literary and one of the 20th-century significant poets. When turning 25 years of age in 1914, he decided to move to England. He settled, worked and married … Read More

The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.

Rainbow on a hill with a dark sky, The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.

Wallace Stevens born in Reading, Pennsylvania, October 2, 1879, and died August 2, 1955, was an American modernist poet. He was educated at New York Law School and Harvard and worked most of his life for a Hartford, Connecticut insurance company as an executive. He is also a Poetry Pulitzer Prize winner. He got this prize for his “Collected Poems” … Read More

80 Years’ War, Friday, 12 October

travel amsterdam museum rijksmuseum Man on Horseback 1634 Gerard ter Borch Dutch Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Museumstraat 11071 XX AmsterdamAmsterdamThe NetherlandsMap: Rijksmuseum Tel: +31 20 6747000Web: Rijksmuseum.nlFacebook: RijksmuseumInstagram: Rijksmuseum Mon – Sun 09:00 – 17:00To be sure check out their website This year it is 450 years ago that the Eighty Years War Began. These were the years that The Netherlands under the leadership of William of Orange rebelled against the King of Spain, King Philip II. … Read More

Kloffie Market October 6, 2018

A second hand white Dries van Noten shirt on a clothes hanger at the Koffie Markt.

De Hallen AmsterdamHannie Dankbaarpassage 471053 RT AmsterdamThe NetherlandsMap: De Hallen Amsterdam Web: De Hallen AmsterdamFacebook: De Kloffie MaktInstagram: De Kloffie Makt Looking for something to do on the 6th of October. I think a good plan would be to go to The Hallen in Amsterdam to have some good coffee or some lunch and at the same time to have a look if you can … Read More

The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have

Bird sitting on telephone cable, The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have

Anna Marie Quindlen, born on July 8, 1952, is an American journalist, author and opinion columnist. Her column, Public and Private that was published in the New York Times, won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992. Her journalism career she began in 1974 for the New York Post. She held several posts between 1977 and 1994 at The New … Read More

To Travel is to Live

“To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen born on 2 April 1805 and died on 4 August 1875 was a Danish author, writer of plays, novels, poems and travelogues. But he is best known for his fairy tales. He is not only popular with children. His fairy tales have themes that are interesting for all ages an nationality. Andersen’s was a busy man, his … Read More

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” -Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac (though he called himself Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac) born on March 12, 1922, and lived until October 21, 1969) was an American writer, poet and novelist of French-Canadian descent. He is a literary iconoclast and a pioneer of the Beat Generation. He was outstanding in spontaneous prose. His work covers different topics like Catholic spirituality, promiscuity, jazz, drugs, … Read More

Better to see something once, than hear about it a thousand times.

“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” - Asian Proverb

“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian Proverb This quote is used in Asia a lot. I don’t know who the author is. Do you have a good quote? It would be wonderful, amazing and really cool to hear from you, leave the quote in the comment section below.