I am a technophobe. I don’t have a smartphone. My laptop is at least ten years old. Its spelling checker… Read more The Haze of Holidays Past: Or how a Dreadful Shopping Experience Brought back a Lovely Memory
Thinking about Vienna, I thought of touristy clichés: Sissi, opera, Mozartkugeln. Naff, quaint, boring. Not to worry. I wasn’t going… Read more How I Was Almost Eaten By Fish In An Abandoned Bunker: An Unusual Travel Story
Going to a cinema to see a documentary about psychiatry does not sound like a recipe for a great night out, let alone a recommendable tourist activity, but hear me out…
What is it that makes nature writing so alluring? Can nature, or even just reading about it, be an antidote to stress? On tree hugging, daffodils and karate.
A reflection on why you don’t always need to travel far to experience nature. And flamingos.
I went to see the @HorseySeals and this is what happened… A tale of frost, endurance and the power of #nature
Most travellers visit The Netherlands to enjoy either sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, or to admire windmills, cheese and… Read more Doing The Netherlands Differently: Get Up Offa That Beaten Track
Having just returned from my holiday – or more precisely, a trip to the place where I was born –… Read more Beyond the Red Light District: Five Alternative Explorations of The Netherlands
Every blog written by someone who has spent, or is still spending, a prolonged period of time abroad features at… Read more Ten Non-Cliché Dutch Things I Miss (It’s Not Cheese)
One of the perks of hanging out with non-Dutch people is introducing them to our under-appreciated food. Granted, Dutch cuisine… Read more Leave My Stroopwafel Alone: On Being a Dutchie Abroad