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Pros and Cons of dating internationally

We all seem to romanticize the idea of dating someone from a different country. The idea of having a friendship (or intimate relationship) with someone from a land foreign to us is the stuff of fairy tales. Well not exactly but it brings a whole new thrill to life. There’s a sense of pride and unspoken respect for the target of your affections. I often think about how Sander and I grew up differently. The school systems in the Netherlands…

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How to be a tourist in your city

I know that it’s difficult for some to get out and experience something new, especially if one has lived in a location all their life. Fortunately for me, I’m still pretty new to this city. Sander, however, has lived here for around six years and is still discovering new perks about this town. So how does Sander keep uncovering new experiences in a town he’s lived in for so long? Stop and look around I enjoy walking everywhere because if…

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5 tips for surviving a move

“You totally have a European vibe about you.” I had the rare chance to meet Wendy before I left for the Netherlands and I’m so glad I was able to find the time to have a cup of coffee with her. She had moved around a year ago to live in Seattle. “The hardest thing was not having the sun, especially after living in here for so long.” Wendy had grown to love the community in California and over several…

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