Regular readers of this blog will already know the story about my crippling speculoos addiction, how I was unable to control myself and the long, difficult struggle I went through to become a normal and productive member of society once again. I have been clean for several months now and no longer find myself under the control of its delicious goodness. My life is back to normal. Or at least I thought it was until […]
ME Do you realize I’ve been living in Holland for almost ten years? WIFE (With a grin on her face) Oh? In that case we should start talking Dutch all the time. ME (Looking slightly worried) Err… Let’s not rush into any rash decisions.
It is a widely excepted fact that tourists are strange. It is also a widely accepted fact that they do strange things. At the start of spring confused looking tourists clutching maps suddenly appear on every street corner of Amsterdam like members of a badly organised invasion. If they are not busy interrogating the locals for hotel directions tourists keep themselves occupied by trying to put money through the card slot of the ticket machines […]
“Excuse me. Do you know where the red light district is?” It was the kind of question I had gotten used to being asked in Amsterdam a lot. Usually it was asked by tourists with a look of cheeky excitement in their eyes who didn’t care if people will judge them. However, it had taken this gentlemen five minutes of silently standing at the same tram stop and several glances in my direction before he […]