Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Of the Netherlands: Any Old Hague

What a funny name for a city: The Hague, The Netherlands -- a definite article double-whammy. Your correspondent's work engagement was hosted by our embassy in The Hague. We stayed at the Des Indes hotel, which is a snazzy place that actually hosted various peace conferences back in the early 20th Century when they seemed to regularly sign peace treaties in The Hague. Also in The Hague: delicious Indonesian food, which we had scant familiarity with prior to arriving; endless bars; a museum with several of the world's very few confirmed Vermeers; and this castle thing pictured above.

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