10 British Christmassy Things You Miss As An Expat

So it’s finally December and wow has this year gone fast! We are planning to put our tree up this week! Who’s already got theirs up?

For this list, it is written compared to my expat experiences living in the Netherlands. To get into the Christmas spirit in the Netherlands you usually start after December 5th which is Sinterklaas, the Dutch Santa. But it sure a very different experience to celebrating Christmas in England. Continue reading “10 British Christmassy Things You Miss As An Expat”

The Four Seasons of the Kralingse Bos

No matter what the weather brings, the Kralingse Bos is a beautiful place for a walk just outside of the city. Easily reachable by car, cycling, walking or a nearby tram. This post is to share photos of the four seasons from my experience.

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The Eight Wonders of the Isle of Wight

The history of the Isle of Wight includes eight special wonders that relate to locations found on the island. A sort of play-on-words with location names. Originally as five wonders, it expanded to six and then eight over time. These wonders first were used on postcards for tourists, created by W. J. Nigh, a Ventnor postcard maker from the 1900s. More information on the history and examples of the postcards can be seen here.

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Source: Alwyn Ladell

The unique Eight Wonders of the Isle of Wight are:

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Goes, The Netherlands

Travelling with the intercity from Rotterdam to Zeeland, we arrived in Goes for our day trip!

The reason we had chosen to visit Goes was because of a temporary exposition of 50 paintings, made in the period of 1960-2010 by professional North Korean painters regarding propaganda for the country. Officially they were made to stay within North Korea in public places and hotels, representing families, agriculture, war and confrontation.

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