This is the very first month of the year 2019! Welcome everyone to this new, exciting year, and I am happily introducing Mihaela, an amazing cook (I was lucky enough to try her food), who followed not only her heart but her ambition to push herself and to get out of her comfort zone, by […]
About Anikó Alma Szörényi
I am a 28-year-old gamification professional from Budapest, Hungary with a passion for writing! As a child, my family and I have been moving around due to my father's job and since then I love to travel, to meet new people and to explore new places. My all time dream as a teenager was to become an investigative journalist, so I did my diploma in journalism. Even though my professional life has taken me to different paths after university, I never gave up on writing. I have a blog and I have been working for a Hungarian art magazine as well. Besides writing and traveling I am very much into culinary arts. I love to cook and experiment with new things.
Entries by Anikó Alma Szörényi
We are living in times when caring about our environment is also an individual responsibility. All the choices we make every day about how we live our lives has an effect on our planet. However, Christmas should be about joy, love and having a good time with our loved ones, with very little effort we […]
This is my favourite time of the year. I love autumn for its colours, scents and how the weather gets colder every day, and most of all, I love Halloween.
Summer is gone but autumn is here! Every season has good sides to them and enjoyable moments. This month we would like to introduce Brittany to you who moved here from South Africa, works at Facebook and adores Haarlem. She enjoys going to the gym, stays in contact with her family over Facetime, and due […]
Meet Marc from Barcelona, Spain. He is half Dutch so he already feels at home in the Netherlands. He enjoys cycling and playing padel, he owns his own Padel Club. He loves to cycle to Aerdenhout from Haarlem, his advice for new expats is to socialize and just walk around the city and ‘get lost’.
July is an awesome summer month and we are featuring an amazing American woman who has been living in Haarlem for the past 5 years! Please welcome Lauren from the United States!
It’s officially summertime! It is so great to sit outside in the evening on the terraces of local bars and restaurants, and the weather makes it very easy for us to meet new people around the city! Meet Kate D’Anvers who also enjoys the good weather, she is from New Zealand and she is a […]
Meet Alice, originally from Italy but she has been travelling all around the world. She moved to Haarlem from Bali, because she found love with a Dutchman. She is a yoga teacher and loves Haarlem for its beauty, calmness and the breweries!
Spring is absolutely here finally! It seems like we can say goodbye to the cold weather for a while now. So, we decided to treat you this month. In April the subject of HaarlemTalks is a very special someone! Meet Buan Boonaca, an American author whose book, Accumulation has been launched just recently on Amazon. […]
Meet Reni and Béci from Hungary! This month in Haarlem Talks we are introducing to you a couple who moved to Haarlem in October, they have their own company, are photography and video professionals, like to play the guitar, and to explore the country with their Beagle.
This is the second month of the new year and it is time to meet a new expat who lives in Haarlem. Giulia came from Italy, she was always fascinated by northern countries. She works as an engineer and as a hobby she makes youtube videos. She is working on a project: 10 funny facts […]
Welcome to the Haarlem Talks in 2018! This is the first interview of the year so enjoy to get to know Philipp who comes from Dresden, Germany, works as a project coordinator at an environmental organization, plays baseball and thinks Haarlem is an excellent spot from where you can explore nature, culture, and nightlife!
When I came here to the Netherlands I quickly realized that this was a whole new and very different experience then what it felt like to be an expat as a child. I was born in Hungary, I lived with my parents in Budapest, started elementary school there, I struggled to learn English, made friends […]
Finally, the month of Christmas is here! This year somehow the holiday season seems much more exciting than ever, probably because I am in Haarlem and so is Rodrigo! I hope you enjoy the interview with this remarkable young man while drinking a cup of hot cocoa or mulled wine!
Happy November! Now that the last month of autumn has arrived we should enjoy the last moments of it with hot chocolate, nice autumn walks, and the Haarlem Talks, of course! This month we would like to introduce you to a new expat. To find out how it felt for him to move here and […]
Welcome to Haarlem Talks! This is a new monthly interview series for ExpatsHaarlem. Being an expat myself I was interested in a lot of things other expats think, feel or experience living in Haarlem. In Haarlem Talks, we get to know a new Haarlem expat every month through a series of questions regarding, lifestyle, likes, […]
I remember when my partner got a job here in the Netherlands and the thought of starting a new life here emerged for the first time. Of course, my closest family was worried and sad about me moving and also some of my friends too.
Since I have different kinds of food allergies I have to be very aware of what I am eating to the last ingredient. However, I love to cook and I also love to eat. One day I decided I would like to make an awesome vegan dish with a good salad.
The first time I have ever been to the Netherlands was last year. My partner got an internship in Amsterdam for 6 months so I was regularly visiting, spending a lot of time here. Finding an apartment in Amsterdam seemed to be a mission impossible, regarding all the scammers we had to face and due […]