Link love (Powered by bikes and BMWs)

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It’s been a whirlwind few weeks since we touched down at Heathrow. And the thing is, not every single one of the places we’ve visited warrants a post of its own. Between London and Germany, I haven’t really felt inspired to put pen to paper at length about any of the towns or cities we’ve passed through. So instead, you get a brief summary:

Edinburgh – as one commenter on my London post put it, London failed to truly capture her heart, and I have to agree. Edinburgh, on the other hand? Absolutely brimming with charm – and yes, the accents. Plus, can you imagine walking past a ginormous castle every single day?

Brussels – epic street murals. Oh, and waffles. Otherwise, it was a tad dull, to be honest. I wanted to stop in at Bruges as well, but instead we next visited…

Maastricht – thanks to the Yes and Yes Amsterdam mini travel guide, I was alerted to this quaint little southern Dutch town. Bring a full wallet and empty stomach; unfortunately I did this the wrong way around.

Amsterdam – all we expected, really, from canals to bikes to coffee shops and parks, trams and the red light district.

Until I get around to fleshing out my thoughts on Germany, here’s some more good reading to whet your appetite.

Quit your job while you’re young in order to travel, says Jess Yurasek on Medium.

And on that note, here’s Financial Samurai on some other common reasons why people quit their jobs.

Here is a beautiful guest post on Stephany Writes – a letter by Akirah Robinson to her younger self.

I’m sure you’ll find something new and great on this Yes and Yes list of amazing magazines you should be reading.

A reminder of why having money is a wonderful thing (as if you could forget!) over at Grumpy Rumblings

A step by step guide to combining finances, over at L Bee and the Money Tree

Via A Practical Wedding: what if your friends don’t like your partner?

Ashley has a killer post on the liquid nature of truth.

Perfectly Cursed Life lists the new milestones in life.

And Chelsea Talks Smack is back with 13 things she wished she’d believed her mother told her.

I’m not sure if I’ll be online over the next week; if not, I’ll catch you on the flipside. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t.

7 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by bikes and BMWs)

  • Reply Financial Samurai July 13, 2013 at 22:39

    Gotta say, Amsterdam is my favorite European city! Did you guys not love it there? I spent 4 days there last fall and it reminded me of SF, from the landscape to the freedom.

    Too bad you missed Brugge. A very quaint little town full of love.

    Ciao from Mallorca!

    • Reply eemusings July 14, 2013 at 02:49

      Yeah, we liked it a lot! Just didn’t particularly inspire me – nothing new, surprising or wondrous to say about it. Ditto Edinburgh.

  • Reply nicoleandmaggie July 13, 2013 at 23:18

    Turns out they’re identical twins and one of them is a placenta hog and the smaller is very likely to have problems. :/ Because of the situation she needs to be driven to a specialist an hour and a half away once a week. It will also be a c-section because the smaller twin can’t handle a vaginal birth.

  • Reply Jessica July 14, 2013 at 03:30

    Love Edinburgh!

    Thanks for including a link to my post on Medium! 🙂

  • Reply Mo' Money Mo' Houses July 15, 2013 at 02:54

    Ah whenever I read your blog I just want to jump on a plane to Europe! Glad you’re having a great time!

  • Reply Thomas | Your Daily Finance July 16, 2013 at 02:58

    I really need to get out more. I have been planning to go to Amsterdam for two years and have yet to book a ticket to go. Every says its so lovely and the wifey is has really been bugging me to go. Seems like you guys are really enjoying yourselves.

  • Reply Ashley July 16, 2013 at 05:22

    Thanks for including me!

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