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Observations from a Leiden Window

Observations from a Leiden Window

A Window Closes in Leiden

December 19, 2014 by Annibee

  Looking back, the exchange was simple and brief (much like our stay in Leiden would turn out to be)… Him: Honey, how do you feel about going to Al… Read more…

Categories: Expat Life, Holland, Leiden

Cheerful Dutch Painters

November 18, 2014 by Annibee

I love the Dutch. They seem to be a cheerful, practical people. Just recently, for example, I learned there was to be exterior painting performed on our leaning Leidse home…… Read more…

Categories: Expat Life, Houses, Leiden

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

November 3, 2014 by Annibee

Ah yes. Let me tell you about my initiation into the World of the Braumeister. It began with the purchase of that most beautiful home beer brewing equipment, and the… Read more…

Dutch Bikes & Such

October 23, 2014 by Annibee

  Truth be told, I think the Dutch learn to cycle in the womb!  Their balance and natural fusion with the vehicle leaves me no other plausible explanation.  From an… Read more…

Categories: Bikes, Dutch

First Dutch Conversation

October 3, 2014 by Annibee

I had my first all-Dutch conversation yesterday, but to be honest I suspect it was simply because the other person wasn’t a native Dutch speaker either! This is what happened…… Read more…

Categories: Dutch, Leiden

Vertigo in Leiden

September 17, 2014 by Annibee

Dutch ovens and Slanted houses The quaint and quirky Dutch architecture in Leiden lends itself to vertigo. The eye gets pulled towards lines that may or may not be parallel… Read more…

Categories: Dutch, Expat Life, Holland, Leiden

The Beginning: First days in Leiden

September 3, 2014 by Annibee

It all started with a simple question: So, honey, what do you think about living in Leiden? Gasp! LEIDEN?! Where is that?! Why there?! I thought we were heading to… Read more…

Categories: Bikes, Dutch, Expat Life, Holland, Leiden