The funny thing about being a traveler is that you’ve seen amazing places in the world some people haven’t even heard of, but when it comes to your own country you’re lucky if you’ve seen the highlights. Every time I get visitors from out of town, I’m made painfully aware of it and this time […]

As a child I always knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up; a war correspondent. My mother on the other hand, did not think it was such a good idea. So, in an attempt to make it sound less scary, I told her that I would become a Middle East correspondent […]

There’s not much I love more after a day’s work than to sit outside in the sun with my cup of tea and a good book. That and hanging out with friends filling our bellies with tasty food and drinks. Unfortunately summer is still a long time away and temperatures are nowhere near comfortable. This […]

Whenever the weight problem in the US comes up, I always make it a point to say that if I were living there I would be very fat too. They have such amazing pastries, cookies, cakes, doughnuts, pies basically everything you can think of. I always have a hard time staying away from it all […]

This is by far one of my favorite cafe’s in Rotterdam! I absolutely love Espresso Dates’ concept which is based on serving healthy, nutritious food with a (Middle) Eastern twist. Also the location, in the multicultural heart of Rotterdam, Middellandplein 21b, fits perfectly. Espresso Dates is één van mijn meest favoriete plekken in Rotterdam. Hun […]