Recently I had a chance to observe the day of silence on Bali. Local people didn’t leave their houses, didn’t speak, switched off the TV and didn’t use mobile phones for the entire day. Later they started to play with fire, but I’d like to concentrate on the vibration of the silence that was easily […]
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Anna is a freelance writer/copywriter from Ukraine. Anna is passionate about writing and reading, she gives workshops in writing techniques and hosts a book club every first Sunday of the month. She can't live without good salsa dance, open and independent people to talk to, an enjoyable book to read and tasty wine to drink.
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New acquaintances often begin with coffee. Who knows what this meeting will turn into: a new project, a strong friendship or even love. Unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in a day, and you have to choose how to spend your free time, especially if you have a job, home, family, children, you need to […]
When I was a kid, I found a pigeon on the street. It couldn’t walk properly as one of his legs was atrophied, and another one – clamped off with a fishing line. I caught the bird and brought it home, we released it from the trap, cleaned the leg up and let the bird […]
At the beginning of my freelance life, I completed a task but the client “forgot” to pay for it. I found various excuses for him: the client didn’t have the money, he did not like the result of our collaboration, the customer lost the password to his bank account. When my patience ran up, I […]
A close friend, a successful journalist, an attractive girl and wife, bought a dog with her husband. They are not ready for children at the moment but will consider this question in five or six years. Having the dog is an excellent solution to redirect all the love they have at the moment from each […]
As 98% of Dutch people can swim and sailing a boat is an easy task even for a kid. An untrained expat also can manage it after fifteen minutes of shame. If you don’t have a driving licence, no worries, it is not required if the boat is less than 15 meters in length and […]
Every year, 2 million tourists come to Holland to see the Tulip fields. Most people will go to Keukenhof, and if you want to make a photo of the background with the fields, you will need to stand in a line.
When I just moved to Holland, my expats’ friends told me I would need a summer coat! I was laughing. It’s hard to believe but today I have five summer coats and five pairs of leather waterproof sneakers as I can only wear sandals during super hot days.
The problem of bilingual children is acutely felt in another country, where the one language is used at home and another is used in the big wide world.
I have never believed in wish lists, although I write them since I was fifteen. There were always quite vague points, such as “pumping up a press” or “get rid of acne,” but more recently, I have become more specific in my desires. Sometimes I am so brave that I allow myself to dream big.
We learn how to succeed, follow a dream, but no one says how to behave online. Go search “how to behave online” on Google and you’ll get “how to behave in the church” or “how to behave in the Gladiators Games.” That’s all you should know about how to behave in a place where we […]
So here it is, one more weekend is knocking on your door, wake up sunshine, today will the day full of bright emotions.
Tips to find a job here in The Netherlands; Don’t quit your previous job, you can work remotely at least for a while. It will sustain your condition during the period of big changes, when you won’t feel the ground under your feet and, the most important – you will keep the contact with the people you already know. September-October and […]