What did I like about living in London? And what does that have to do with Hot Milk by Deborah Levy? London is just as snug as it is a metropolis. At least the neighbourhood where we lived and our street.
If Bali is not at the top of your list, but it’s suddenly only 3 hours flying and you are ready for a much needed vacation…..what do you do? Sure, you book a flight to Bali & The Gili Islands.
A travel blog about Amsterdam, sure…..if you live in Borculo it is a long way travelling to Amsterdam haha. Yesterday I skipped work and went on a road trip with Reinier. We got free tickets for The Affordable Art Fair in Amsterdam.
Last summer there was a new TV program on Dutch television called Moby Dick. Two well-known Dutch were invited to discuss four books each.
Isabel Allende. A writer that you love or “just not your cup of tea”. I am absolutely crazy about her books. She has written about 20 novels and I have read 12 of them.
It took me years to plan a trip to Madrid and then suddenly you visit the city two summers in a row. A problem? No, certainly not. Madrid was on my list for centuries. First I went with my sister, thereafter with a group of friends.
I love it when you pick up a book from your bookshelf where you suddenly find things like old notes, the receipt, a postcard or a boarding pass.
Cuba! Well that’s a story from the old days. A journey with a number of near death experiences, a Samsonite in tow, a cigar scam, food expeditions and a small “heavenly” island. In short, a journey that you won’t forget.
I don’t read many thriller/spy novels. And I don’t know why actually. So far, The Constant Gardener by John le Carré has been the only book I have read from this famous and acclaimed writer. Which is odd, because I like the genre and I absolutely loved this book.
A quiet and easy going life, 99% of the time sunny days, a spacious house with mountain views, an old Toyota Landcruiser, lots of outdoor activities and an empty diary. After several years we were pretty much used to the Australian outback. And then, we suddenly moved to London…..in December!