Aha! experiences in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan

Japan recently moved up my list of interesting travel destinations. Previously, I associated the country primarily with advanced consumer electronics, skyscrapers, crowds, stressed-out school children, and sushi. But, last month I visited Tokyo and Kyoto with my partner, and we had at least thirteen Aha! moments in five days: 1. Tokyo is quiet and uglier than… Continue reading Aha! experiences in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan

Dutch destiny report from World War II – added music and an impressive stage set

The hangar theater was filled to the brim, and a speaker voice had just welcomed us to the musical ‘Soldaat Van Oranje’, stressing that for safety reasons we should all remain seated, because we were in a theater designed as a rotating auditorium. Then, a lady started to walk down the aisle, and only after… Continue reading Dutch destiny report from World War II – added music and an impressive stage set