Some cities, like New York, supposedly never sleep. Others, like Paris, seem to wake early, getting ready for another day. Amsterdam, at least on a Saturday morning, appears to be a city that likes to sleep in.
Rain began to fall soon after my husband, Peter, and I sat down at a cafe overlooking the Amstel River in Amsterdam. But we were cozy and dry, and the rhythm of the drops only served to double the ambience as we sipped wine and chatted about past travel adventures.
The Hawaii Department of Customer Services currently holds more than 400 vehicles that belong to soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who abandoned them when they left Hawaii, either because they left the service or were transferred to another duty station.
After President Donald Trump took to Twitter to announce he was seeking to ban transgender people from military service, transgender veterans and active-duty troops took to social media to share their stories.
The strained relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a NATO ally, has steadily deteriorated in the wake of an attempted mutiny against the Ankara government in July 2016. Critics say Turkey is now behaving more like an adversary than an ally.