Tag Archives: Canadian

My First Sinterklaas

Today is Sinterklaas. Happy Sinterklaas everyone! What is Sinterklaas, you ask? Well, it is one of the most beloved Dutch holidays, and it’s full of tradition. Most people outside of the Netherlands have never heard of the phenomenon, and assume … Continue reading

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A party in the name of pancakes

Michiel and I recently held a dinner party at our apartment. Not just any dinner party, it was a pancake party. That’s right, pancakes for dinner. But these weren’t ordinary pancakes. Or at least, as I know them to be. … Continue reading

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Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

A few weekends ago, Michiel, his mom and I went to Nijmegen to visit his grandma. On our way back, we stopped at a Canadian War Cemetery. ┬áMany of the 2,338 soldiers buried here died in Germany in the Rhineland … Continue reading

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Metric vs. Imperial? Both. It’s the Canadian way.

“So how tall are you?” This is a question I’ve been asked a couple of times since I’ve been here in Holland. Not because I’m extraordinarily tall here, like I am at home (the Dutch are among the tallest in … Continue reading

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