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Rachel Heller (Rachel's Ruminations)
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writer, teacher, expat (American in Holland). Interested in reading (fiction), writing (non-fiction) and travel, preferably some combination of all three!
writer, teacher, expat (American in Holland). Interested in reading (fiction), writing (non-fiction) and travel, preferably some combination of all three!

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When I told my friend Kate that I was planning to visit my son in Aberdeen and spend a week exploring Scotland, she immediately wanted to come along. Kate has Scottish heritage and was curious to see some of the history of her family and why they left…
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I haven’t written an article in a long time about expat issues, despite the fact that my articles about expat life still get regular readers. My posts about renouncing my citizenship, in particular, are in my top 10 nearly every day. So when I was…
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The holiday season is nearing; you’d have to live under a rock not to be aware of the traditional shopping frenzy that takes place every year at this time. It’s often hard, though, to find the right gifts for all the people on your list. If you’re looking…
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Turtle sanctuaries in many other parts of the world are working on increasing sea turtles' chances in today's less hospitable oceans. https://rachelsruminations.com/turtle-sanctuaries-in-malaysia/ #turtles #Malaysia #Borneo
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The tour was much less dry – no pun intended – than I expected it to be. https://goo.gl/QnVrb3 #Travel #HooverDam #ArtDeco
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The only active synagogue remaining in what used to be the Jewish ghetto, the Old-New Synagogue is also the oldest, dating from the 13th century. Five Synagogues in Prague (and one cemetery) https://rachelsruminations.com/synagogues-in-prague/ #Prague #synagogues #Travel
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In case you missed it, check out "Tai O, Hong Kong: Village on stilts" https://rachelsruminations.com/tai-o-village-hong-kong/ #HongKong #Travel
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The Red Light Secrets Museum of Prostitution manages to be an intelligent, eye-opening and honest view of the world of prostitution in Amsterdam. https://rachelsruminations.com/red-light-secrets-museum-of-prostitution/ #Amsterdam #Travel #RedlightDistrict
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