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2017 IamExpat Fair The Hague

Pitched at "global citizens with local needs", the 2017 IamExpat Fair was the 2nd annual edition held in The Hague.  Held today, 4 November 2017, in the beautiful Grote Kerk in The Hague, this was the first time I'd been inside this building, though I've walked past...

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2017 Museum Night The Hague

A highlight of every year that I have lived here in The Hague is the Museumnacht Den Haag (Museum Night The Hague).  At any time of the year, the cultural offering here in The Hague is world class, including the famous Mauritshuis (well known as the home of the "Girl...

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High Tech Centre Delft

Delft promotes itself as a city of innovation and technology.  This is in large part due to the presence of TU Delft (Technical University Delft), which this year are this year celebrating their 175th anniversary! So there are plenty of opportunities to learn more...

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2017 Eurovision Song Contest

Tonight is the final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, held this year in Ukraine's capital city, Kyiv.  There were 42 participating countries, with 26 making it through to the Grand Final, including both The Netherlands and Australia. Since the 2016 Eurovision Song...

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2017 Australia Day

Though I type this in The Hague, with cold fingers, and -2 degrees outside, I have been making it a tradition to do an annual Australia Day post!  While all of you there in Australia enjoy a holiday, I'll be working tomorrow and the girls have school - and I always...

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2017 Unox New Year’s Dive

As an Australian, it's perfectly normal to me that Christmas and New Year's involves the beach.  However here in the Netherlands, where temperatures are very chilly at this time of year, a dip into the ocean is the last thing on my mind.  Unox, however, has sponsored...

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Meeting Queen Maxima

Last night, I had the privilege of meeting Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.  She and King Willem-Alexander were opening the new exhibition at the AAMU: Museum of contemporary Aboriginal Art in Utrecht called Mapping Australia: From Country to Cartography. The...

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