Netherlands

The Netherlands

The Netherlands

Amsterdam Amsterdam Getting a Schengen Visa at the Netherlands Embassy: What You Need to Know Europe for the Heartbroken: 7 Perfect Places for Healing from a Broken Heart (2/7) The Descent of Van Gogh Brilliance and Darkness * © Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains 

7 countries in 18 days: A sample European itinerary

7 countries in 18 days: A sample European itinerary

What do you do if you’ve got 18 days in Europe and want to see a little bit of everything? See a little bit of everything! 7 countries, 9 cities in 18 days. (Well, it’s actually 5 countries, 1 city-state, and 1 principality, but the […]

The Descent of Van Gogh

The Descent of Van Gogh

I think I first fell in love with Van Gogh because of Don McLean’s song Vincent. Certainly I didn’t fall in love with the man himself; he was not, by any means, a paragon. Yet who wouldn’t fall in love with someone who inspired such lyrics […]

Europe for the Heartbroken: 7 Perfect Places for Healing from a Broken Heart (2/7)

Europe for the Heartbroken: 7 Perfect Places for Healing from a Broken Heart (2/7)

(This may or may not be based on personal experience.) -2- Amsterdam * Sometimes the best way to deal with depressing life events is to wallow in it until you’re just sick of feeling sad. And since misery loves company, why don’t you go to […]

The Blur

The Blur

It’s a lively nighttime scene: tour boats, buildings, street lamps, all brightly lit; the water reflecting their cheerful glow. And yet, while I took this photo, the thought running through my mind was: do tears freeze in winter? I like to think the blur of the […]

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Rain puddles reflected the somber sky as I stepped outside Centraal station. The giant Christmas tree in front was brightly lit, though the clock inside clearly said 9:30. Where I lived, the 9:30 sun would render Christmas lights irrelevant — it would be high in […]

Getting a Schengen Visa at the Netherlands Embassy: What You Need to Know

Getting a Schengen Visa at the Netherlands Embassy: What You Need to Know

* * Both the Netherlands Embassy website and the VFS Global Services website contain useful information on the application process for a Schengen visa. (VFS is the company that assists the Netherlands embassy in processing visa applications.) It can be a little confusing, navigating both […]