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No Wi-Fi, No Worries.

Our rental contract comes with an “inclusive price”. We pay our landlord one amount which covers our rent and utilities. This is fairly normal here in Amsterdam. 1,076 more words


The Magic of an Ancient City

Excerpt from the forthcoming Java Gold Series Book Three

He parked near the Central Station in the falling dusk, just when the lights came on. The falling darkness slowly transformed the old part of Amsterdam into a magical maze of narrow streets; an enchanted place where floodlighted church towers and illuminated windows and the forms of centuries-old buildings were softly reflected by the dark water of tree-lined canals. 421 more words



It’s hard for me to describe what it is like to be an Australian. Like so many things one doesn’t choose about themselves, my birthright to Aussie citizenship has been cause for some confusion. 2,144 more words


I Marched Through Six Books!

I am astounded that I managed to read so much this month. Not just any six books, but meaty, extensive novels detailing entire lives and grappling with issues of culture and human nature. 2,820 more words



Elliot and I love eating together but we also love cooking together. Well, he cooks and I play sous chef, prepping veggies and asking a million questions regarding the whys and hows of his craft. 1,640 more words


Our New Nest

When Elliot and I were planning our move to Amsterdam, we knew the trickiest part would be finding a place to live. This city already has a flooded rental market, with many more bodies than homes available. 1,624 more words


Granddad and the February Strike

Threatening grey clouds streaked overhead, chased by a cold, blustery February afternoon wind. It seemed to chill me to the bone, exposed as I was sitting on my granddad’s shoulders. 749 more words

Life In Amsterdam