Tag: utrecht

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 →

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 →

Hola from Utrecht!

   Hello, hallo, hola from Utrecht! Today is the beginning of my third day here and I’m absolutely in love. The weather is gorgeous (yes I’m talking about the gloom and rain), and the company is even better. I’ve already tried a couple of typical little Dutch snacks, that I can’t pronounce or remember, but my mom and sister made… Read more →

Chucking Lemons Through the Window

You know all those cheesy cliches about “when the universe closes a door, it opens a window”, or “when life hands you lemons make lemonade”? Well I’m chucking those lemons through the window and making some café con melk.  I got some bad news on Friday. Really bad news. And you know what I’m doing with that news? Making the… 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 →

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 →