Another week, another selection of articles written by our contributors on their personal blogs.

Fietsenwinkel in Haarlem / Bike shop SFA002000458 Nationaal Archief/Spaarnestad Photo/Het Leven Nederlands: Fietsen. Interieur van de rijwielzaak / fietsenwinkel van A.P. de Graaff, Koninginneweg 48 te Haarlem. 1916. English: Interior of bicycle dealer A.P. de Graaff, 48 Koninginneweg in Haarlem, the Netherlands. 1916. (Via Flickr - Creative Commons)

Mike, our contributor from Japan, posted a photo essay entitled The Surprise at Tachigawa Waterfalls in Okinawa

“Going down the stairs to see the waterfall there is plenty of shade in the forest. It takes a few minutes to find the waterfall but, you can hear it, somewhere off in the distance.”

Sandra, our contributor from Portugal, wrote a post about biking in The Netherlands, and her own experiences with the bicycle.

“When we think about The Netherlands, we think about bikes and cycling paths. It’s one of the country’s trademarks.”

DeeBee, our contributors from France, wrote about Printemps Department Store, a historic landmark in Paris.

“The prestigious Printemps was founded on 11 May 1865 by Jules Jaluzot, a former supervisor of Le Bon Marché department store. The original and small building burnt down in 1881. It was rebuilt in 1889 and stretched over 3000m2 onto the Rue Caumartin and Rue de Provence.”

Liz, our contributor from Australia, wrote about the wide array of ethnic food found in Sydney.

“SYDNEY’S culturally diverse population produces no shortage of delicious cuisine from all over the world. A trip to the suburbs, particularly those in the city’s inner west, south west and west uncovers an amazing array of eats from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America and more. It’s literally the world on a plate.”

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DeeBee, regional contributor from France


About the author

Ana Astri-O’Reilly is from Argentina, where she lived until five years ago. She currently lives in Dallas, USA with her British husband, but they move a lot. Previously a translator and English and Spanish teacher, Ana first started writing to share her experiences and adventures with friends and family. She speaks Spanish, English and a smattering of Portuguese.