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The Top 5 Reasons to Visit Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a beautiful destination, with its charming canals, cute cobblestone streets, attractive architecture, and fascinating history. The city boasts numerous attractions, offering a little something for all ages. With such variety, it can be difficult to determine where to start. The next time you visit the Dutch capital, there are a few things you should not miss. This article outlines the top five reasons to visit Amsterdam. In addition, some additional resources are provided, such as helpful tips and links.

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The JACultureTrav Extravaganza and Amsterdam Meet-Up Was a Huge Success

On Thursday, December 3, #CultureTrav and #JAChat teamed up to host a special #JACultureTrav Twitter extravaganza. The online portion of the event took place at 2:30pm EST (8:30pm CET), and people chimed in from all over the world to discuss the topic “Travel Inspiration.” In honor of this special occasion, we decided to hold in-person meet-ups on the same day: one in New York City, one in Chicago and one in Amsterdam. I led the Amsterdam meet-up, graciously hosted by The Hoxton Hotel. Thank you so much to everyone who joined – both online and off-line. It was a fantastic collaboration!

Inspiration for the Book

When I mention the premise of my book, people usually ask one of two questions: how many of the 178 nationalities in Amsterdam do you feature, and how did you come up with the concept. The answer to the first question is fairly straightforward, 41. The second one requires a bit of an explanation. Read more to find out what inspired my upcoming book.

Four Years in The Netherlands

Four years. That is precisely how long I have been living in the Netherlands. My days are pretty routine, just like any other day in any other country. I wake up, spend majority of the day working, exercise, eat and sleep. Sometimes I mix in social engagements or other leisure activities. Every so often it feels as if I’m in this dream-like state, where any moment I’m going to wake up in my childhood bed in Detroit. I’m not where I grew up, though. I am not in the United States. I am in Holland.

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is a time to “honor household and heavenly deities, as well as ancestors.” The holiday brings everyone together, with family members often sharing a great meal around the table. Wherever you are in the world and however you decide to celebrate, may 2015, the Year of the Goat, bring you happiness and good fortune!

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