Month: July 2015

Journey to Ithaka

Those of you who know me know of my love for anything and everything Greek and Roman. After all, I did spend the better part of a decade studying their ancient history. Those of you who know me well also know of my undying love for C.P. Cavafy. After all, I did get his name tattooed on me. Intense, I know.… Read more →

Hi. My name is Taty…

…and I’m a House Hunters International addict.     I seriously cannot stop watching any and all Dutch episodes of House Hunters International. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a crazy addicting show about people looking for homes in different cities. And it has a game show style element where you pick from three options. My mom and I have… Read more →

Ik spreek Nederlands?

Learning Dutch is really something else. So I’ve decided to try something. How about you all help me? “How?”, you might say? Keep me accountable! I’m on Duolingo, username CafeConMelk.     I need to be able to at least order some coffee koffie without looking at my man with a blank deer in the headlights stare. I don’t expect to be… Read more →

How it all began…

A year ago today, my life changed forever.  I know I know, that sounds like the beginning to a bad novel. But I don’t know how else to describe it.  My man and I had been talking for about a year. We’d never met face to face but we knew something special was there. We’d been planning for a meet… Read more →

I have good taste eh?

We have a couch!

I had every intention of waiting until I had something profound to say about the journey to a new land, blah blah.  But OMG we have a couch!     While I’m prepping for the big move on my end, *read: endless paperwork*, my man gets to put together our home in Utrecht!  We ordered our couch what seems like ages… Read more →

Why we do the things we do

I wonder a lot, about the motivation and dedication it takes for a person to decide to move halfway across the world. To leave everything they’ve ever known behind; family, food, language, in pursuit of… something. Adventure perhaps? It doesn’t even have to be as grand and drastic as transplanting continents. An old acquaintance of mine recently moved a state… Read more →