storage shmorage

ImageIt only makes sense. It’s such a hassle to bike/walk home with toilet paper, especially when it only allows you to buy a week’s worth at a time. So yay, let’s get a huge American-sized pack. Negative! This is what happens when you buy anything in bulk in the Netherlands. Zero storage = tower o’ toilet paper.


driving woes

The traffic circle is a staple here, but four-way intersections don’t have stop signs. It’s so bizarre to me. People definitely don’t stop. Apparently driving laws dictate who goes when.

One of many reasons I can’t believe Americans are allowed to just show up and drive with a US license… The Dutch pay an outrageous fee and take mandatory classes to get a license in the country they’ve grown up in, while we get off the plane and figure it out (hopefully). Between the bus lanes, tram lines, car lanes, and bike lanes, I’m not sure you could pay me to drive in the city. (Both of these pictures are from Ijburg, which is a much more residential area. These aren’t typical.)



 ImageThese shower “mitts” are super Dutch. I personally prefer exfoliating gloves because I never can get a good lather out of these, but everyone else seems to think they’re tops.


when you live in amsterdam…

i can’t relate to the coffee shop one, but the rest are undeniably true true true.  my favorite are the leidseplein, bijenkorf, breakfast, and beer in a rinsed glass. ENJOY!