"So, here you are. Too foreign for home, too foreign for here. Never enough for both."

Ijeoma Umebinyuo, Questions for Ada

Mural on Mile End Road of famous people in Whitechapel, London history

Notable People of Whitechapel: London History

Steeped in history and intrigue, Whitechapel might be one of London’s most chronicled neighbourhoods. Formerly part of the infamous East End of London, Whitechapel has been home to several famous people. This article reveals the most notable Whitechapel figures and residents, from Jack the Ripper, to James Cook to Vladimir Lenin.

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the best things to do near London Bridge

Things to Do Near London Bridge (+ Free Map)

Following my list with things to do around Tower Bridge, here’s a your ultimate guide to the best things to do near London Bridge. This London guide covers common questions asked by first-time visitors to London, such as: What is there to do near London Bridge? And: What is near London Bridge Station? Find all the answers here!

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Superbooth Berlin 2019 // Dutch Girl in London

On the Party Train from Berlin to Amsterdam

Hip hip hooray, it’s my 40th birthday today! And it’s the perfect festive ending to a great week spent in Cologne and Berlin. It’s been a week of history, art and the latest electronic music gadgets. From a visit to Cold War bunkers to the final resting place of the Three Wise Men, it all happened on this trip! Read all about it here.

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Zarina birdwatching with binoculars

Reflections #21: Closed for Summer!

On the last Sunday of the month I write my personal review of the previous four weeks. This month I had a strange encounter with a magical creature in the forest, fixed and broke our washing machine and made a decision about the future of ‘Dutch Girl in London’. Finally, I’m sharing the latest updates on my lockdown vegetables and sixpack, and of course my monthly recommendations for films and series!

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Portrait of my husband and I pulling silly faces

Reflections #19: Loco Lockdown Birthday Parties

On the last Sunday of the month I write my personal review of the previous four weeks. But what do you write about when one day just seems to blur into the other? Today’s blog post looks back at our birthday parties, the development of my (nearly visible?) sixpack and of course my monthly recommendations for films, series, books and music!

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stapel koffers

The Expat Files #1: Hoe mijn emigratie mijn leven en beeld over Nederland heeft veranderd

On the first Sunday of the month I always write a Dutch-language blog post. // Vandaag de eerste aflevering van de nieuwe blogserie ‘The Expat Files’. Hierin deel ik niet alleen mijn eigen ervaringen als een Nederlandse expat, maar ook van andere Nederlanders in het buitenland én ook van immigranten in Nederland. In deze eerste aflevering vertel ik je over hoe mijn emigratie niet alleen mijn leven, maar ook mijn beeld op Nederland(ers) heeft veranderd!

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