La Trappe Brewery, Monk Made Beer in the Netherlands

Whether you’re Christian or not, monk made beer is special. Some breweries even make abbey style beers, passed off as the real deal when they’re not. There are only 8 Trappist monk breweries of the Cistercian order approved to sell beer with the official Trappist label. 10 additional monasteries are approved to sell other Trappist products. These include…

What to Expect on Queen’s Day in Amsterdam on April 30th, 2013?

UPDATE: in 2014 this celebration moved to became King’s day and is now celebrated on the 27th of April, we have not made it to celebrate King’s day, but the traditions decribed below are still occuring, just on a slightly different day! Every year on April 30th, Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag), all across the Netherlands, the…

Wacky Dubai photos and stories

Bell and I just spent 3 days in crazy Dubai, UAE on our way from Dublin to Melbourne, Australia. It was a pretty incredible experience, with a few great stories and tips to share. As we’re busy traveling and catching up with friends, we just wanted to post a few Dubai photos of some things…