Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 10: Time to Shop at O My Bag! 👜

September 18, 2019

Dear Friends and Family, 

Moving to a new place, let alone a new country, gives you the opportunity to SHOP at stores that are not located in the United States. 

O My Bag is one store I found myself “wandering” into frequently. O My Bag is located on Ceintuurbaan 117-H, which is one of the main streets in De Pijp, where I live.  O My Bag‘s products are made of premium quality, eco-friendly leather that is tanned without the use of harmful chemicals and has no synthetic top finish. Time and use will deepen the color of the products to a richer and darker shade.  The products will age beautifully overtime. 

Before you continue to read about O My Bag‘s fashionable items and think “I don’t live in Amsterdam, how can I purchase an item?”  GREAT NEWS – You can purchase any item using the links contained throughout this post AND I am coming to Houston in the beginning of October, so I can pick up the item for you so that you do not need to pay shipping.  Please email me FIRST about the item you are planning on ordering by Wednesday, September 25th and we can discuss further.  (Unfortunately, I can only bring home small items in my suitcase.)  If you live in Amsterdam and shop at O My Bag, please email me and tell the cashier my name.  If those options do not work for you, MORE GREAT NEWS, O My Bag ships to the United States and also ship items within Amsterdam and other countries!

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Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 9: Random Thoughts 🤔 and Observations 👀 …

September 16, 2019

Dear Friends and Family,

This edition of Amsterdam Adventures contains a lot of random thoughts and observations that I have made since living here…  I also HOPE that this edition encourages those that are new to a place to read my post and follow my guidance.

Size of the Netherlands

I found the information below to be very interesting comparing the size of the Netherlands to the size of Texas.

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Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 8: American Women’s Club of Amsterdam

September 12, 2019

Dear Friends and Family,

Tom and I were talking about meeting new people in Amsterdam.  As he was searching the internet, he came across the American Women’s Club of Amsterdam (AWCA). Tom highly encouraged me to join the club.  I read about AWCA and how active they were.  I agreed with Tom about joining AWCA and completed the application. 

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Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 7: Dad visits Amsterdam, WHERE DO WE EAT?

August 29, 2019

Dear Friends and Family,

DAY ONE:  My dad visited T and I for a few days.  He was working in Budapest, so the plane ride to Amsterdam was only a few hours.  I was excited to see my dad considering that I have not seen him since June.  The Littles remembered him immediately and were all over him.  We participated in a “typical” tourist activity, a Canal Tour! Continue reading “Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 7: Dad visits Amsterdam, WHERE DO WE EAT?”

Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 6: Adventures of The Littles

August 14, 2019

Dear Friends and Family,

Time has been going by quickly in Amsterdam.  This letter consists of many things that we did over an extended period of time.

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Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 5: PRIDE Parade

August 8, 2019

Dear Friends and Family, 

T and I have been really busy in Amsterdam and I feel that there is always “something” going on…  PRIDE Week in Amsterdam was from July 27th-August 4th and all I can say is “WOW!”.  The city of Amsterdam came out in full support of all of the activities, especially the PRIDE Canal Parade held on Saturday, August 3rd.  

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Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 4: The Dog Days of Summer

July 31, 2019

Dear Friends and Family,

The Netherlands had record breaking temperatures last week.  At one point, when I looked at my watch, it was 101 degrees Fahrenheit!  It was warmer here, while Houston was having a “cold front”.  The apartments in Amsterdam do not have air con (short for air conditioning, as the locals call it), ours being one of them.  Our apartment has been remodeled and is pretty energy efficient, but still can get really HOT. 

The dogs and I escaped to WeWork, where T’s office is located.  The front office staff at WeWork are always so welcoming.  The concept of WeWork is that everyone rents office space so that they have a place to work.  Start-up and established companies are located throughout the building.  The companies at WeWork may have many employees or one, etc.  WeWork offices are located all over the world and even in Houston.  Often times, I go to WeWork and write for my blog. 

The dogs and I were very happy to be in the air-conditioning at WeWork!    

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