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Four Countries in One Day: What to Watch Out For Driving from the Netherlands to England

Road trips from the Netherlands involve crossing country borders. Going by car to England using the Eurotunnel means traveling in a number of countries in one day: the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England. The difference in driving 'styles' are striking.   The Netherlands It's not the first time I've mentioned it, but the Dutch do tend… Continue reading Four Countries in One Day: What to Watch Out For Driving from the Netherlands to England

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Expat, My Articles

Why Everyone Should Live Abroad at Least Once in Their Lives

If you have never lived overseas, even for a few months, then you should. Living abroad changes you. Whether your stay overseas is a temporary move, or an indefinite adventure, being an expat is an enriching experience. Moving to another country is life changing. Here’s why I think everyone should do it, at least once… Continue reading Why Everyone Should Live Abroad at Least Once in Their Lives

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The Day I Came to the Netherlands

It's eighteen years ago since I made the journey from England to the Netherlands to start a new life. That day is still fresh in my mind, as if it was yesterday......... The sun-faded oranges and reds of the shipping containers, emblazoned with white letters, lining the dock edge are the first things I see… Continue reading The Day I Came to the Netherlands

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What I Love About The Netherlands: Location, Location, Location

One of the things that I love about living in the Netherlands is the fact that it is such a short drive to other countries. The Netherlands is a hop, skip and a jump away from different cultures waiting to be discovered and new experiences waiting to be had. I had spent most of my… Continue reading What I Love About The Netherlands: Location, Location, Location

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Why You Should Visit the Dutch Island of Texel

Texel is a Dutch island located in the north of the country and is part of the Wadden Islands. It is known for its nature, thirty kilometers of beaches, sheep, beauty and, out of tourist season, peace and quiet. And it should definitely be on your Netherlands bucket list. "Tessel" First thing is first. You… Continue reading Why You Should Visit the Dutch Island of Texel

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FarmCamps – A Dutch Glamping Experience

We spent the Easter weekend at a FarmCamps in Noord Brabant. It's our second Farm Camps experience and it didn't disappoint. I, once again, had three upset boys for two evenings after we packed up and left our holiday tent. They're on a promise of a return visit. I'm not a camping type of girl,… Continue reading FarmCamps – A Dutch Glamping Experience

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Bill Bryson: The Road to Little Dribbling Book Review

In his latest book, Mr Bryson works his way around Britain to see just how these isles have fared since his adventure twenty years ago when he penned Notes from a Small Island. The upshot of it is that my birth country is still blessed with countless beauty spots, which you'd be hard pressed to… Continue reading Bill Bryson: The Road to Little Dribbling Book Review