A big part of a parent's life in the Netherlands is taking kids to swimming lessons. Today was a big day, as my youngest achieved her swimming diploma - meaning the end of several years of weekly swimming lessons after school and on weekends. As far as I'm aware (and I'd love comments on this), … Continue reading Dutch swimming diplomas
The Netherlands verses Australia – bike or car to the shops?
Paul van Bellen recently shared this great video on the Dutch Australian Facebook page: http://youtu.be/iBTiunDWEIY I interviewed Paul via Facebook..... Where were you born? Was Born in The Netherlands. Left when I was 2. Grew up in Sydney What motivated you to make this? I like what bikes can do to improve society. What do … Continue reading The Netherlands verses Australia – bike or car to the shops?
Safety Differences for Cyclists & Drivers between Australia and the Netherlands
Unfortunately, the roads in Australia seem to be more dangerous for both bicyclists and drivers than those in the Netherlands. Expats should make a few changes to how they approach these activities in Australia, especially in light of the following stats. Cycling Safety The Netherlands is one of the safest places in the world for … Continue reading Safety Differences for Cyclists & Drivers between Australia and the Netherlands
Dutch vs Australian spiders
When we lived in Australia, I was always cautious about and quite scared of spiders. In fact, I shouldn't be researching this article before bedtime because I've just taken a look at the pictures in this Australian Geographic Gallery of Australia's 10 most … Continue reading Dutch vs Australian spiders