Tag: dutch

Dutch Numb3rs

I’d like to round out this year with a little advice for all the friends and family who will be visiting next year. I need to warn you all about something that could mean the difference between a cheap meal, and my mom slapping you upside the head for spending WAY too much money on fake weed: Numbers. The Dutch… Read more →

Our Expanding Family

My darling readers and followers, I would like to formally introduce you to the newest member of our family: Helios.     He’s old and crappy, makes funny sounds, doesn’t quite listen to where you want him to go, also doesn’t quite listen when you tell him to stop, was given to me for free so I can’t really complain,… Read more →

Life So Far in Holland

Ho. Lee. Crap.   I cannot believe it has been over TWO months since I last updated or wrote anything. I can’t even say that it’s because I’ve been so incredibly busy. Those of you that I talk to on a regular basis know that isn’t true. I have quite a bit of free time on my hands, due to… Read more →

Settling In

So I’ve been here in the Netherlands a full week now, and I’m slowly but surely settling in. I got over my jet lag fairly quickly, which is a very good thing. And I’m slowly, slowly, adjusting to Dutch food portions. I’m hungry about 85% of the time, but I’m just suffering through it until my body gets used to eating… 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 →

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 →

Café con Leche

I finally had my café con leche! It’s a koffie verkeerd. And let me tell you. That shit is hard to say. I try so hard to pronounce it and the waitress always gives me a “wat”. In fact I try to pronounce a lot of Dutch words, contrary to what my brother in law thinks. I just only do… Read more →

Fantasy Football

No not that football, silly Americans. Real football. You know, where your foot touches the ball. Anyway. Now that we have that cleared up, I’m participating in a Fantasy Football league game thing with Marcel and my in-laws. Based on the Dutch national league. Which I know nothing about. So of course I chose the players with the coolest names. Oh. And… 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 →