There's a weird cycle you go through when you move. Some days are surreal, like you've always been here, while others you simply long to be somewhere comfortable, familiar and... where you were before.Read More
Everyone wants to live in Amsterdam but it's fairly difficult to find an apartment here.
Well, that's the impression I got from rental agents, people at the supermarket, friends and even the guy that made my coffee.Read More
In April of 2015 I moved to Amsterdam from New Zealand. From a quick check online, it's about as far as you can go from home anywhere on Earth.
I never expected to move so far away, but when the opportunity came up to live in a beautiful city that's free thinking, dominated by bikes and far more accessible to the world, it seemed like a no brainer.
Now that I'm here and settling into Dutch life, I've decided to start a more personal blog. I write for a living, but I rarely write about myself, despite how cathartic it can be.
Here, expect to read musings on daily life in the Netherlands (like my weird interactions with Dutch banks or the rental system), what it's like living so far from home and more.