Monthly Archives: February 2011

Dutch hair

One thing you might notice about Dutch men is that, aside from being tall and good looking, many of them… need a haircut. I haven’t quite figured out why, but many Dutch blokes, especially young university students, have this very … Continue reading

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Bitterballen

My mouth actually bled this morning when brushing my teeth because I burned the roof of my mouth the other night when eating bitterballen.  Each time I eat them, I burn my mouth, but they are so good I keep … Continue reading

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Grocery shopping of the future

Do you remember the Jetsons?  Well, its futuristic vision has arrived… at our local grocery store. It’s the wave of the future, in the milk aisle. And I love it. Last week at work it was my department’s turn to go down … Continue reading

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Jobs with benefits

So last week this random guy I’ve never seen before shows up at the office and, throughout the day, starts approaching people individually to meet with them one-on-one in the back meeting room. I just assumed he was some sort of … Continue reading

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Boekwinkels / Lesbian Literature

One thing I love about Holland is the plethora of independent bookstores. In our town, Utrecht, there are loads, each one with its own specialty. In our neighbourhood alone, there is a travel bookstore, a children’s bookstore, a used bookstore, … Continue reading

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Surinaamse Broodjes

This is another “exotic” cuisine I’ve been itching to try out since coming to Holland. If you aren’t Dutch and you didn’t know a country named Suriname exists, then I won’t blame you, seeing as it is the smallest state on … Continue reading

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Appelgebak

I thought doughnuts were an American thing, until I ate great ones in Germany, Holland, and even Tunisia. Likewise, if you think apple pie is American, then I hate to break it to you, but… the Dutch do it even … Continue reading

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