Over the last ten days, I’ve been travelling at a rate of knots. I finished up my training through Eastern and Central Europe, and started work again in more familiar territory. One thing’s for sure though; Slovenia absolutely blew me away. I’ll be writing more about the country later, but I spent a day exploring [...]
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This past weekend was my last weekend in Dordrecht for a few months; on Thursday I’m off to Prague and will be tour guiding throughout the summer, mainly in Eastern Europe. It was almost as if Mother Nature had heard my pleas, as the weekend was beautiful and sunny. At first, I didn’t know how [...]
I realise I have been absolutely all over the place on this blog lately. I still haven’t finished talking about Vietnam, despite leaving more than two months ago. I haven’t mentioned trips to Qatar, Luxembourg and the Rhine Valley. I’ve even still got more to say about Las Fallas in Valencia AND I’m currently in [...]
For all the negative things I’ve said about Leiden University, I’ve got to give it to them with regards to how they conduct their graduation ceremonies. Yep, yesterday I graduated from Leiden and received my Master of Arts. Woohoo! Unlike my Bachelor of Arts graduation in Melbourne, where I was among 300 or so people [...]
I’m going to plunge right into part two of my Mekong Delta (mis)adventure. For the first part, where I discovered that I really didn’t get all the fuss about the region, you can catch up here. We pulled into Can Tho just before dinnertime, and thankfully we were told that we were free from our [...]
It’s March tomorrow. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to turn a page on a calendar; I may have filled this blog up with stories about January in Asia, but in reality I have developed a massive case of cabin fever. February can be summed up with one word; waiting. Waiting for my [...]
I was one of those kids who grew up thinking that the Netherlands and Holland were two separate countries. I had no clue which country spoke Dutch. To me, it kind of made sense that the Danish would, you know, with the whole ‘D’ thing going on. And the Flemish? I figured they lived in [...]
Over here in Holland, when I want to go shopping, I head far, far away. I head to Amsterdam. Perhaps that’s a bit harsh. There are shops in Dordrecht – including some lovely little independent boutiques – but Amsterdam is in another league. I’ve usually stuck to the main shopping districts; the Kalverstraat, Haarlemmerstraat and [...]
The Rijksmuseum has been on my list for a while. It’s the biggest, grandest and most famous museum in Amsterdam and has one of the most prestigious art collections in the world. But there’s always been other distractions in Amsterdam. There’s been the Anne Frank Huis, the Van Gogh Museum and the Heineken Museum in [...]
There was lamb. There were prawns. And there wasn’t snow. If it wasn’t for the chatter in het Nederlands and the roaring fire, we could have been celebrating Christmas in Melbourne. But we weren’t. Instead, I had my first Christmas away from my family, and my first Christmas outside of Australia for twenty-one years. Paul, [...]
I'm Caitlyn, a twenty-something Australian living in the Netherlands. Six years ago I crammed my life into a backpack affectionately called 'the Beast' and hit the road, anxious to see all the world's Olympic sites. Needless to say, I got a bit distracted along the way. Today I'm a tour guide in Europe, and blog about what I love; travel, sport and food.
In early May I'll be in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
In late May I'll be in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Albania and Montenegro.
- Solo female travel: an Australian’s perspective February 7, 2013
- Is ‘expat’ a dirty word? November 25, 2012
- 153 minutes in Luxembourg April 9, 2013
- La Tomatina 2012: A photo essay March 3, 2013
- The stories of the River Kwai January 27, 2013
- View from the Office Days 21-30 May 17, 2013
- The question of Qatar May 9, 2013
- View from the Office Days 11-20 April 29, 2013
- The old Zeeland April 16, 2013
- And the Belgians gave us some silver balls April 11, 2013