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Join Little Italy Event

Taste, discover and experience la Bella Italia in Haarlem on…
my books 2021

The 8 books I loved in 2021

Old and new, fiction and real, funny and sad, these are my favourite…
Kus van de cactus

Travel through your senses, and let them take you to Mexico

When you think of home, what is the first thing that comes to…
Coronavirus in the Netherlands: what changes from June 26Meghan Holmes

Coronavirus in the Netherlands: what changes from June 26

From June 26 most of the coronavirus measures in the Netherlands…
repatriation expatNest

REPATRIATION: Will I ever feel that I belong somewhere?

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I love the concept of “Cultureland”. It expresses the essence…
Aneta photo win

Aneta, who won the 'Unlike Portrait Awards', lives in Haarlem!

I recently saw this portrait that left me speechless. The light,…
upside-down reflection

Can we really compare our cultures?

Across the globe, ways of life differ immeasurably – yet people…
Bermuda hometown

Let's talk about hometowns: Bermuda

Capitals, cities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods. We all come…
hometown boscotrecase

Let’s talk about hometowns: Boscotrecase, Italy

Capitals, cities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods. We all come…

Plastic pollution – ignoring doesn’t mean solving.

When I was a kid, I found a pigeon on the street. It couldn’t…
living abroad

14 Ways to Survive the Holidays when you’re Living Abroad

December begins and that means the holiday season arrives. If…
travelling alone

17+ Important Things you need to know when travelling alone.

Wherever you are in the world, some questions always come back:…
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How I Became My Home

This year marks a decade of me being an expat and I see now that…
horror books

3 classic horror books for a spooky Halloween

When I was a little king my mother used to read to me and my…
toneel and filmschuur

Toneel and Filmschuur 'language no problem' program from September to December.

Toneel-en Filmschuur Haarlem offers a ‘language no problem’…
friends

6 tips on how to make friends

Leaving your friends and support network behind can be one of…
lonely

Is social media making us more lonely?

Have you ever felt you can’t wait to get back on your device…
adjustment

Cruising the Stages of Adjustment abroad

Expats almost always go through a period of adjustment when settling…
Jakarta

Interview of the month 2017 Summer Edition with Merel Nahuysen

In my goal to inspire and supporting people, I publish these…

Challenges of Expats – Interview of the Month with Deborah Valentine

When moving to a new country, the most common challenges are…