Posted on: August 29, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 13

Learning the Dutch Language Isn’t Only Important, It’s Essential.

Please take note this post may contain affiliate links. When I moved to the Netherlands several years ago, the only Dutch words I really knew were “ik hou van jou.” Ik hou van jou translates to “I love you” in English. Let me be honest, I had no intention or desire to learn Dutch. I had visited the Netherlands a few times before and was satisfied that most people spoke…

Posted on: August 21, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

5 American Practices That Are No Longer Followed in My Dutch Life

Please take note this post may contain affiliate links. When I went to the Netherlands for the first time several years ago, I was shocked by some of the things I saw. People were drinking in the middle of the day as if it were normal. Shops closed the minute the business day was over. Getting around on a bike was not something people did because they couldn’t afford to…

Posted on: August 15, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

Places in France That You Need to Visit That Are Not Paris

The summer may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. There’s still some time to get away, or better yet, plan a vacation in the fall when it’s not boiling hot. France is such a beautiful country any time of the year, especially now when everything is in bloom. The food is to die for, the wine flows like water, and the landscape is stunning. Don’t…

Posted on: August 8, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 37

Bizarre Things About the Dutch That Foreigners Can’t Wrap Their Heads Around

No matter how long you’ve lived in the Netherlands, if you’re a foreigner, you’ll understand this. There are some things about the Dutch that will never make sense to us. This feeling doesn’t change ever, not even when you get a Dutch passport. A lot of these things are strange but also interesting. It’s a way of life that a lot of us aren’t used to and may grow to…

Posted on: August 1, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

7 Ways Businesses Can Get More Exposure and Reach New Customers

In the world of instant gratification and platforms that offer services for super cheap, it’s often challenging to stay competitive and reach new customers. It’s also extremely important to keep your current customers coming back for your products or services. Being relevant and relatable can often be tough, but it is possible. Gaining more exposure and getting new customers can take a lot of work, but you can also have…

Posted on: July 25, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 11

6 Tips to Handle the Challenges of Living Abroad and Dating a Foreigner

If you’re reading this blog post, then you’re most likely living in a country or place that isn’t where you grew up. I certainly am. My hometown is Milwaukee, WI in the USA. But I have lived in the Netherlands since December of 2018. Like many others, I moved here for love. And so far, I’m not going anywhere. Honestly, I have never met anyone like my Dutch partner Kevin. …

Posted on: July 16, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

My Reaction to Netflix’s New Show, My Unorthodox Life, As a Former Ultra-Orthodox Jew

Netflix released a new reality TV series recently called My Unorthodox Life. The show follows Julia Haart, who used to be Julia Hendler, around. She grew up religious in a sect of Judaism called Yeshivish. For years, she lived in upstate New York in the hamlet named Monsey with her husband and kids. In her early 40s, she left the community and became not religious. Not only that, but with…

Posted on: July 10, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 3

8 Must-Have Things That I Always Bring With Me When I Travel

Please take note that this post may contain affiliate links. Travel has been a love of mine since I was a little girl. Exploring new cultures, taking off and landing in a plane, trying new foods, what more could I want? Flying is something that I have a love-hate relationship with. I always have terrible jetlag when flying for more than a few hours. As an American living in the…

Posted on: July 4, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 1

Going Home for the First Time in A Long Time? This Was Written for You.

Living abroad or living in a different place than where you grew up can be extremely rewarding. You get to learn about different cultures, tastes unique foods, have new experiences, make new friends and a lot more. But living away from your hometown can also be quite challenging, especially during a pandemic. Many of us haven’t seen our family for a long time. We may be afraid of contracting COVID.…

Posted on: June 20, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 15

Where Is the Netherlands, and Why Does This Country Confuse so Many Of Us?

Please take note that this post may contain affiliate links. When I met my Dutch partner almost four years ago, I had never heard of the Netherlands. All I heard about was Holland and Amsterdam. I am not alone in this thinking. When I visit other countries, even in Europe, saying that I live in the Netherlands confuses the hell out of people. I’ve even resorted to saying that I…