Blog about life in Holland (and a lot of other stuff)
My most bulky gadget needed an upgrade. I've been a devoted Toyota Prius fan ever since my first leased car. Later I've owned another one, which almost lost a wheel once. The latter turned eight years old last March so I've decided to trade it for something more modern.Read on »
What I like about the Dutch is how they manage to combine classic with contemporary, conservative with conspicuous. For instance, the modern Dutch architecture is usually quite geometrical and sober, with no gaudy elements. As you have a closer look, you suddenly spot emojis on the façade!
Vathorst, a young district in Amersfoort (where we once held our aikido demo), has recently got an apartment building with twenty-two emoticons picked from the popular messenger WhatsApp. I decided to take a look at this new attraction after I've read about it in the local news.Read on »