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My top 5 contemporary art museums in Frankfurt

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After a jam-packed itinerary in Amsterdam, I was looking forward to relaxing a bit in Frankfurt.  I wanted to drink German beer, try some German food, explore the neighborhood, and check out a few museums.

I read that Frankfurt is considered the cultural capital of Germany.

I’m not sure if that is More >

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Photo Essay: Old Jewish Cemetery of Frankfurt

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One of my favorite discoveries in Frankfurt happened by accident on my last full day in the city.

As you may know, I like to photograph cemeteries, especially in other countries and cultures.  I walked by the walled old Jewish Cemetery in Frankfurt and saw that the gate was locked.

But I More >

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Hand cheese… with music?

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I’m slightly obsessed with cheese, so I Googled German cheese in Frankfurt. That is when I discovered I was located in the region specializing in Handkäse.

Handkäse

Handkäse is a sour milk handmade cheese usually served with caraway seeds. I’m up for trying any kind of cheese, so I ordered it the More >

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It’s all about the green sauce

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I met up with Nate, a friend from college who has been living in Frankfurt for quite a while. I had been enjoying the international food options in Frankfurt, but I couldn’t leave the city without trying some traditional German food.

Nate introduced me to some Frankfurt specialties in a traditional More >

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5 things that surprised me about Frankfurt

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I have not read much about Frankfurt being a tourist destination.

I decided to visit because a good friend from college moved there temporarily for work.  What better reason to visit a European city?

She told me it is a pleasant city and offers easy access to some tourist hot spots More >

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Bonding over food, culture, and philosophy in Frankfurt

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When I contacted eat-the-world, I was expecting a food tour through a pleasant neighborhood.

What I got was a most enjoyable afternoon discussing the important things in life — food, history, culture, politics, values, and passions — with an incredible woman from Frankfurt.

Frankfurt Food and More >
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Creativity, diversity, and community in the streets of Amsterdam

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I love cities that exude creativity, energy, diversity, and community.

Amsterdam definitely has those values.  There are two places I start when exploring a new place.  The first is food culture.  The second is art.

To me street art is the most accessible art.

And after learning so much about the More >

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I love how much the Dutch love cheese

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The Netherlands is the second most cheese eating country.

Each person consumes 20 kilos per year.  That’s 44 pounds!

I believe the country would be happy to adopt me as I would contribute to pushing them into the number one spot.  Perhaps if I decide to move there, I will put that on my visa More >

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Street Food of Amsterdam

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There are so many things I love about Amsterdam, and food is near the top of the list.

I look for food tours in every city I visit, honing in on the ones that appear to care a lot about the role food plays in a culture.

I met Zosia at a cute cafe near the Albert Cuyp Market, the largest street More >

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Great tulip expectations

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The main reason for my day trip to Keukenhof was to photograph the surrounding bulb fields. I had seen photos like this and wanted the opportunity to capture my own.

Photo provided by Keukenhof

 

When my friend and I arrived, we went straight to the bike rentals just outside the entrance. The staff More >

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