One More Week!

   So in exactly a week I’ll be up in the air somewhere between here and the Netherlands. I could not be more excited! I do have a layover, which is a bit of a bummer, but still, I’ll be almost home. I keep telling Marcel that it doesn’t feel real. And it really doesn’t. It feels completely surreal knowing… Read more →

Almost Home

I officially have my plane ticket! I leave in about three weeks then I FINALLY get to be with Marcel again.  These last 3 months have been awesome and brutal at the same time. Awesome because I don’t think I’ve ever spent more time with friends. To the point where I think one particular hooker is sick of me. But… Read more →

Return of the Blogger..ogger..ogger

That was supposed to be like a cool echo by the way. Don’t think it came out too well though. Hmm. Anyway, updates! I finally started gathering my documents for the legalization process yesterday and realized I was missing one very important one. Yes I know. I should have done this a month ago. But I procrastinate. It’s the student… Read more →

Hellooo 2016!

So we’re four days into the new year. I can’t say these four days have been the best, generally speaking I’m not a fan of New Year’s Eve/Day. But thanks to my BGF and hooker seester this year started off pretty good. I’m pretty optimistic about what 2016 will have to offer. In about two months or so I’ll be… Read more →

Winter is… here

This winter I split my time between the Netherlands and the states. Yeah I’m cool, I call it the states. Anyway, I spent the first little bit of it abroad and the rest here at home. Well, at least what I’ll call home for the next two months. I was lucky enough to get to celebrate two winter festivities, and… Read more →

Star Wars!

Yes I know. This has nothing to do with the Netherlands or moving or expat life or anything really. But I was violently threatened and blackmailed into writing a new post by my oh so favorite brother in law. I’m back in the states, as most of you already know. And it’s weird. It’s not as cold here, but I’m… Read more →

Sorry!

I know I know. It’s been a month. But I’ve been very busy! Doing… stuff. But the most ridiculous thing just happened and I have to tell you guys. So every day the church bells ring 4 times an hour: on the hour, on the 15 minute mark, on the 30 minute mark, and on the 45 minute mark. Pretty… Read more →

Back from Sabbatical, of sorts

My avid and loyal readers, and by that I mean my boyfriend and his brother, have been clamoring for another installment of my chronicled adventures. Quite a bit, but really not that much, has happened since I went to the Muiderslot. OH! I fell in love. Yes, madly in love. In the wonderful city of Gouda. With poffertjes. For those of… Read more →

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Living in a Fairy Tale

So this post isn’t for any of you Europeans reading. It’s for my American friends. I saw a castle today. A true blue castle. With a moat and everything!   Now all you European readers are probably rolling your eyes. But you do realize that we don’t have castles anywhere in any of the Americas. Except for Sleeping Beauty’s castle… Read more →

First Impressions of Belgium

On our way to Bruges we had a stopover at Liège, where we had to get off and switch trains. It was here that I got my first taste of Belgium. Marcel made an assessment of the country that they were 50 years behind. That’s not true really. They’re only about 8 years behind. At the station I saw a… Read more →