Tag: adventure

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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 →

Two Week Checkup

It’s been two weeks since I left the United States for the Netherlands, so I thought I’d give you guys a recap. I sprained my foot and reawakened an old rock climbing injury. I got an infection on my wisdom tooth from it coming out and breaking the skin of my gums. (Gross. I know. Sorry.) I ate something that… Read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →