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Entries by Rick Steves from 08/2012

Amsterdam's Evolving Relationship With Weed

| Posted 08.01.2012 | Travel

Locals don't want shady people pushing drugs in dark alleys; they'd rather see marijuana sold in regulated shops.

Amsterdam's Jordaan District Is A Home Away From Home

| Posted 08.06.2012 | Travel

I bike to the mellow Jordaan district, which sits about three minutes from Amsterdam's bustling core.

More Sex And Drugs In The Low Countries

| Posted 08.16.2012 | Travel

On my research trip through the Low Countries, I discovered several examples of the bold Dutch and Belgian approach to challenging social issues.

Inspired To Find Your Niche

| Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel

Here in Antwerp's cathedral, a glass coffin seems to fit this vagabond's body as if tailor-made.

Sights Along The European Road

| Posted 08.22.2012 | Travel

Zipping around Europe on high-speed trains, it occurs to me how far our transportation systems have come and all the unexpected things we now see as we travel.

Europe's Memorable Signage

| Posted 08.25.2012 | Travel

A fun bit of urban art in Antwerp might have made our work much easier. But talk about negative!

Traditional Swiss Living In Gimmelwald (VIDEO)

| Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel

The village of Gimmelwald was never developed like neighboring towns because its residents made sure it got rated "avalanche zone," so developers couldn't get building permits.