Tag Archives: Netherlands

The curious case of Baarle-Hertog

Several weeks ago, Michiel stumbled on a great new map website, called OpenStreetMap. It’s a free, editable map of the whole world. Though it doesn’t have a ‘satellite view’ like Google Maps, the quality is far superior in my opinion. … Continue reading

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Baking in the Netherlands

After living here for over half of a year, I’ve come to the conclusion that most Dutch people are not really all that into baking. I’m sure there’s got to be a few that are, but I don’t really think … Continue reading

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Hiking in South Limburg

This past weekend the weather was looking ridiculously good (as in, 24 degrees!) so we went on a hike with Michiel’s parents in the southern area of the province of Limburg. [We were in a town called Schin op Geul. … Continue reading

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Visitors from Sweden

This week, my friend Robin and his girlfriend Kristina came to stay with us in Eindhoven! They are both Canadian (Robin is from back home in Toronto and Kristina is from Saskatoon) but in an awesome coincidence they met each … Continue reading

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Carnaval Craziness!

Here are some more pictures from my first Carnaval extravaganza! :)

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Weekend in Tegelen

Spent the weekend at Michiel’s parents’ place in Tegelen! Friday night we went to see The Green Hornet with some friends and had a few drinks, and then Saturday we went for a walk around town. His sister also came … Continue reading

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Netherlands from Above

Some great shots of Holland from the air! These are just off the coast of Amsterdam. And then we landed! I was expecting customs to take forever with visa and passport checking and such, but the customs guy literally said … Continue reading

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