https://www.getready.qld.gov.au Life in Australia is amazing - but not without risks. Storms, floods, bushfires, heatwaves, tropical cyclones and other threats always hover in the background. I currently live in the Netherlands, but it always saddens me to see reports of these kind of disasters that touch the lives of friends, family and other fellow Australians. … Continue reading Australian Emergencies and Disaster Management
I've now lived for more than 12 years in total in the Netherlands, and cycled countless times with only a few minor issues. Last week though, I had my first (and hopefully last) bad bike accident and broke my ankle. Hundreds of times, I've warned my children to be careful on their bikes. "Slow down, … Continue reading A bad bike accident and broken ankle
Spotted at a bus station in The Hague. Can you identify all these icons?
Image: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zomertijd Twice a year in the Netherlands, clocks are changed for summertime (zomertijd). This happens throughout the EU, where summertime kicks in on the last Sunday in March (clocks go forward an hour in spring) and ends on the last Sunday in October (clocks go back an hour) There has been much discussion lately … Continue reading Dutch summertime and wintertime
Mental health is an important topic to discuss all around the world. It's been encouraging to see an increase in resources and support over recent years. If you are in Australia, NZ or NL (the Netherlands), you may like to take a look at this information for yourself or those around you.
The Australian Border Force works very hard to protect our amazing country. Don't be sorry, just declare it!
I'm by no means an expert on the Australian health care system, but have started this article to gather some links and resources for Dutch Australians looking for more information. Rules can change regularly, so please make sure you check with the relevant authorities for your situation.
Dutch Australian has teamed up with Dual Nation to share some great gift ideas for Christmas, birthdays or just because! https://youtu.be/07U_APuU6kE Dutch Australian t-shirts If you are proud of being a dual national, Dual Nation has the perfect t-shirts for you to show that off to the world. Our family received some samples to try … Continue reading Dual Nation + Dutch Australian: Twice the Pride
In July and August 2019, I flew between Amsterdam and Brisbane return on Korean Airlines. This was the second time we had flown on Korean, the year before we also travelled with them, this time including Auckland in our route, and staying overnight in a local hotel. This time I was on my own with … Continue reading Korean Airlines and Seoul Incheon Airport between Australia and the Netherlands
https://youtu.be/TSnsIAkaRAA On Sunday 7 July 2019, I ran the KLM Urban Trail Den Haag. SO.MUCH.FUN! It's such a great combination of fitness and exploring this amazing city of The Hague, which I'm lucky enough to call home. Last year, I ran 5km in the 2018 NN Urban Trail Den Haag. This year, I did the … Continue reading 2019 KLM Urban Trail Den Haag