Cultural experiences and funny musings by two twenty-somethings living abroad

Getting to know the Dutch: Part I

Do the Dutch really go Dutch? Are they that brutally honest, it makes your eyes water? And is everyone always high? As stereotypes go, the Dutch are famed for many … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

City Break: Maastricht

Think of weekend city breaks and you think of Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Rome etc. All beautiful places to visit of course but all of course with plenty of tourists and … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Dutch Traditions: Carnaval Day!

So a couple of weekends ago, the two halves of Hmsies were finally able to meet up after 6 months (!) to celebrate Carnaval in the Dutch town of Tilburg, … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 1 Comment