Exploring the Netherlands: Amsterdam

Two weekends ago I headed to Amsterdam on a little solo adventure. I had been to this fabulous city before (as well as many hours logged at the Airport) but this was the first time since living here that I boarded a train alone for a mini-vacation.

As an Expat and writer who spends most of my time at home alone, I was really longing to make some new friends. One day I stumbled upon this blog written by another American living in the Netherlands.  Along with her friend, she started an Expat Bloggers Brunch- a group that meets once a month to exchange ideas and generally muss about Expat life in the Netherlands. I got bold and emailed her and invited myself to the gathering.

I am SO glad that I went! It was an amazing experience to meet other Expats who were writers, living in Holland (usually with Dutch boyfriends or husbands) and realize I am not alone.  It was such an inspiring experience, and I truly look forward to cultivating friendships with these fabulous ladies. If you are interested, listed below are their blogs:

Lily Wanderlust, A Georgia Peach, Poppies and Ice Cream, Dutch Tales, HollanDaze, Christa Cordova, Pick the Wild Card, and Awesome Amsterdam.

Canal in Amsterdam, May 2013.

Canal in Amsterdam, May 2013.

Expat Bloggers Brunch in Amsterdam

Expat Bloggers Brunch in Amsterdam

Cheese Shop in Amsterdam.

Cheese Shop in Amsterdam.

Flowers in Amsterdam.

Flowers in Amsterdam.