June 18, 2018

One of my favorite parts of living abroad was when friends from home traveled to Amsterdam. Not only did these visits give us a chance to catch up, but they also provided an opportunity for me to share all of my new favorite places. If you plan to take a trip to the Ne...

May 14, 2018

Prior to moving to the Netherlands, I tapped into the Fulbright network and emailed everyone asking for tips about the transition to Dutch living. My underlying hope was that I would also make some friends. A handful of people sent me pragmatic lengthy emails filled wi...

March 12, 2018

The best compliment that I have received since moving to Amsterdam came from my past roommates Renske and Shaun (I am still in denial that they were just my AirBnB hosts). In my online guest review they described me as ‘gezellig’.

Gezellig literally means ‘cozy’, but I...

February 12, 2018

Are you hungry? If not, you will be at the end of this post. Take a bite out of my food finds from my first month living in The Netherlands!

Delicious Iranian bread with chutney that I purchased when I was completely famished and just finished biking in the rain...I hav...

February 1, 2018

From the start of womankind, humans have made distinctions about “in-groups” and “out-groups”. At birth, you recognize your parents, and cry anxiously when another person tries to hold you. As we mature, and begin to think more critically about the world around us, and...

January 23, 2018

One of my favorite parts about living in New York was combining friend groups from different aspects of my life. Hockey friends, rugby friends, work friends—connecting people was a weekly occurrence. Needless to say, moving to a new country where I knew hardly anyone w...

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