Posted on: June 26, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

If Croatia Isn’t On Your Bucket List, You’re Missing Out!

Croatia was one place that had been on my bucket list for a very very long time. I’d heard about and seen photos and videos of its beauty, but never managed to go until now. My sister Chaya and I took a 10-day trip together to 3 different European countries. We visited Portugal, Croatia, and Austria. By far, Croatia was the most beautiful and most memorable destination on our trip.…

Posted on: June 19, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

You’ll Want To Eat These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I’m not a huge raisin fan, but in cookies, I’ll eat them. Instead of following the recipe exactly, I also added some chunks of chocolate and changed some other things. These cookies were so scrumptious! My partner took them to work and not a single one was left. So here’s the recipe so you can make it. Ingredients 1/2 cup and 6 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup…

Posted on: May 29, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Dutch Immigration Exams

If you live in the Netherlands and plan to stay here, you’re probably going to have to take the inburgering (immigration) exams. Whether or not you have to take them depends on your visa, country of origin, and more. You can find more info about the rules on the government immigration website.  As an American who moved to the Netherlands for love, I had to take all five immigration exams. Four…

Posted on: May 18, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 2

9 Pros and Cons of Freelancing in the Netherlands

Almost a year ago, I became a freelancer in the Netherlands. The common term is a ZZP’er. I have learned a lot about working for myself as a writer and editor. Some things have been amazing, and some have been challenging. If you’re interested in working for yourself, here are some of the pros and cons of freelancing in the Netherlands. 1. Pro: The Tax Laws Are Great For Freelancers…

Posted on: May 8, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 2

Dutch Is a Very Hard Language to Learn but Not for the Reasons You Think

Dutch is one of those quirky languages that some people often confuse. Whenever I tell people that I live in the Netherlands, I often get strange questions. People from outside of Europe ask how my German or Danish is going. Or sometimes people don’t even know what language is spoken in the Netherlands. I get the confusion, it sounds similar to German, but it’s not German. I think that it’s…

Posted on: April 28, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 3

8 Items You Should Buy When Moving to the Netherlands

Please take note that this blog post may contain affiliate links. Moving away from the place you’ve known your whole life or for years is very hard. This is especially true when moving to a country where it’s always raining, and making friends isn’t always the easiest. But there are ways to feel a little bit more at home when you first move to the Netherlands. The faster you integrate…

Posted on: April 17, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 1

7 Things to Do When Traveling on a Budget

I am obsessed with traveling. I recently came back from Israel and already have a trip to Portugal and Croatia planned for June. But traveling means you have to spend money. Money can only be spent once, so spending it wisely is important. I have traveled to 22 countries, 23 if you count the country I grew up in. So I’ve picked up a thing or two on how to…

Posted on: April 10, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 3

Don’t Be Afraid to Bring Your Creature Comforts Into Your New Life

Moving to a new place often means giving up a lot of your comforts, and potentially, a lot of yourself. That can be hard. It is only natural to want to feel like you belong somewhere. Yes, you should absolutely embrace the experience and learn new things. But there are many ways you can bring some of yourself into your new environment while also embracing your new reality. Several years…

Posted on: April 3, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 1

Israel Should Be the Next Place You Visit

The first time I visited Israel wasn’t because I wanted to visit, it was because I was offered a free trip. Taglit-Birthright Israel is a program for Jewish people to visit Israel for 10 days for free. I decided why not just go and see how I like it. I mean it’s free anyway. I was expecting to like Israel as much as I did. Many people don’t even consider…

Posted on: March 20, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

Should Religion Be Able to Control Education?

A lot of people in America talk about how higher education should be more affordable and accessible. What they don’t talk about is how to get there. Before you can go to college, you need to graduate high school or get your GED. There are so many people that can’t even get those due to financial insecurity, home instability, and religion. Yes, religion is a huge issue in the USA.…