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Timewise in the European Union

I lived in the EU for eleven years and one week, 2000 - 2011.

My first night in Europe, 22 May, 2000 — Bad Breisig, Germany in a castle on a hill.

My first night in Amsterdam ... I had no idea where my accommodation was. I had only the address — of unknown use.... 23 May 2000

I stayed in a houseboat for a few weeks....

• ...Found a place to live in west metropolitan Amsterdam....

Goodbye Amsterdam — Tomorrow I'm going to fly to Sevilla, Spain. I don't know what to expect. I'm traveling, in a sense that I was not when I came to Amsterdam.... — 23 December 2000

Nochebuena in Seville — Christmas Eve, 2000.
I had my doubts about finding a bar on Christmas Eve in Catholic Spain. For that matter too I had doubts about accommodation....

To Dublin — June, 2001. I had five days to make with 5000 pesetas. I changed my pesetas at the airport, and got about 21. I spent 3.50 to ride the municipal bus to downtown....

My 9/11 — September 11, 2001 Galway to Athlone, Ireland on Bus Éireann....

• I lived in Kilkenny City, in Southeast Ireland, from September 2001 to August 2003.

"Cosmic background" — 19 June 2003

Nijmegen, The Netherlands August 2003 - January 2005

Don't fight it"... — 1 September 2004

The "Second Day of Christmas" in The Netherlands.

18 March 05 — What has the Celtic Tiger done that you'd call a lad in the morning of the day after St. Paddy's Day to arrange an interview for a job?

The appeal and risk of writing about being on the dole... — August 2005

In the Cork office of Social and Family Services in the summer of 2010 ex-cork somebody finally officially noticed that I'm American....

Caught at border control just as I was leaving the Republic...

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