About 10 kilometers outside of The Hague, in a small seaside community called Kijkduin, there are two stone monoliths. One is nestled into an oval-shaped crater, hidden from the road and accessible only via a set of stairs and a tunnel. The other is high on a hill, overlooking both the crater and the North […]
A few weeks ago C and I took a ferry to Noord to check out IJ-Hallen, the largest flea market in Europe. To get there, we rode our bikes to Central Station and then took the free ferry to Noord. It’s about a five-minute ride across the River t’IJ. Much of Noord is made up of repurposed […]
Last February C and I took a quick weekend-long trip to New York City for the sole purpose of seeing theater. We got tickets to Hedwig starring Michael C Hall, and Sleep No More, two shows I’d wanted to see for a long time. We also finally made it to the MOMA, where we spent […]
I realized something about myself last year that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. Ever since I was a child, I have had an EXTREME aversion to getting into trouble. And even though I’m a grown-ass adult, that aversion still persists. I have no idea where this feeling comes from. I didn’t have especially […]
My last few posts were all about visiting Amsterdam in the middle of summer. As of Friday, November 13, I’ve been living here. If we aren’t friends in real life, this may come as a surprise, but in truth it’s been YEARS in the making — we were just quiet about it because we weren’t […]
In August when we were in Amsterdam we decided to finally partake in the most Dutch of activities: cycling. There are more bicycles than people in Amsterdam, and the city’s infamous biking infrastructure came about in the post-war era after a number of vehicle fatalities involving children. Now cyclists pretty much have the right of […]
I took a last-minute trip to Amsterdam for the last 10 days of August which had me arriving at the Dutch capital right smack in the middle of SAIL Amsterdam, a maritime festival that takes place every five years. SAIL was founded in 1975 to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the city, and ever since then, hundreds of historical ships, many of them tall ships, have gathered in the IJ Harbor for what is basically one big party.