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WorldHum over Haarlem

Link: http://www.worldhum.com/features/rick-steves/virtue-european-tolerance-20090831/

When I’m in the Dutch town of Haarlem, I’m struck by the harmony and compromise people have worked out between tradition and modernity, virtuous lives and hedonistic vices, affluence and simplicity. People live well—but in small apartments, getting around by bike and public transit. While the frugal Dutch may keep the same old one-speed bike forever, they bring home new flowers every day.

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  09/07/09 12:07:43 pm, by Sjoerd   , 69 words, Categories: Link ,

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