Strange Dutch words are abundant, so here is a short guide to help you survive a trip to the Netherlands: It is always difficult to learn a new language, and they say the best way to learn is by submerging yourself. I took note of a few words that many get confused when living in the… Read More You need a Dutch dictionary for those wacky words..
The first time I rode my bicycle in the Netherlands I was ashamed by my overall lack of condition. With my daughter on the back, I thought I was doing pretty darn good, when out of nowhere this grey haired old lady, went zooming by! Of course this was immediately noticed by my daughter who… Read More Riding my Heineken bicycle
Not far from where I live, about 10 minutes drive to be exact is the transit Camp Westerbork. This was used as a stopping point by the Germans before they sent the Jewish prisoners to the different concentration camps. As a matter of fact, Anne Frank was even sent here before being taken to Auschwitz where… Read More A visit to Camp Westerbork
What I have noticed about the Dutch recently is that they are comfortable, comfortable in their own skin. They literally have a saying in Dutch “lekker in je eigen vel” which literally translated means, feeling good in your own skin. It has a very broad range of meaning but I basically narrowed it down to mean, they… Read More “Feeling good in your own skin”
So before I got here I wasn’t much of a tea drinker, in fact I never drank tea or coffee. Not my thing really, but I came to realize that in order to make friends and to fit in socially I was going to have to suck it up and learn to like it. You… Read More Don’t mess with Koffie Pauze
As I am sitting here I am trying to figure out where I should start, and how I should get things going, and I guess we should just get going from the beginning. As my bio states I am currently living in the Netherlands. As an expat it certainly is a challenge to get used… Read More From the Beginning