Saint Martin/Sint Maarten

I occasionally like to visit this site’s statistics to have a look at all you lovely readers come from. I’m always amazed and grateful to see people from all over the world (I’d love to know if the two visits from Greenland were two different people, or the same person visiting two different pages).

It was interesting to notice that I’ve had a few visits from both Saint Martin and Sint Maarten. Continue reading

On the Street Where You Live

If you live in an English-speaking country, there’s a strong possibility that your address contains one of the following words: road, street, boulevard, avenue. We use these words all the time without thinking about them, but what do they actually mean?

Well, first of all, they’re not always going to be used according to their strict dictionary definitions. Most housing developments are named according to how pleasant they sound, not to directly replicate the exact bit of city planning they embody.

The first two you can probably guess: Continue reading