Coworking Amsterdam @ Dophert-cute Vegan Cafe

Overall Ranking: ★★★★(4/5) Neighborhood: Jordaan, (Center) Prinsengracht 276, 1016 HJ Amsterdam Hours: Monday-Friday 8-18:00 Saturday 9-18:00 Sunday 10-18:00 Price: $ Wifi: yes, free, great signal Power Plugs: Plenty of outlets for laptops Size: Small cafe, but not too small. Lighting: Gezellig. Warm. Natural. Cozy. Large front windows. Noise level: Bustling, loud, energetic, happy hippy Vibe: hippy, casual, granola, hard table and chairs, busy after…

Bye Bye Academia, Hello Amsterdam

A year of changes So 2015 was a big year for me. What happened? Firstly, my man bought a house for us in Amsterdam. Yes…we have put down our roots. At least for awhile. Why would an American and a Spaniard want to settle in Amsterdam? Because we both love Amsterdam. #duh. What is not to love? Since we decided…

My Sexy Summer Detox

So here is how it started… I had a shitty day. It happens to everyone. Sometimes it’s easy to think you are not good enough at life…at least for me…it’s one of the horrible parts about knowing so many talented people (but hello! not completely complaining here…it’s also a huge privilege!). I love my parents for always praising me when I was…

Grilled chipotle green tomato carpaccio with avocado lime mousse

Yes I did. I totally just went there. I took the original carpaccio, which just simply means thinly sliced meat (for those who don’t frequent italian inspired menus), and I veganized that mofo. Why? Cuz I’m fancy like that. I have previously written about how cool I think it is to have seasonal ingredients here in Holland. When living in…

Missing my dad. #expatproblems

Happy Father’s day to all you amazing fathers out there! From all of my research,  I can conclude that I have the coolest dad EVARRRRR!!! He was in his mid-twenties when he became a parent to my brother and I–and my mother was only 18 when she heard the terrifying, exciting news that she was called to motherhood. Despite (likely) being totally…

I’m still significant.

So here it is. This is the elephant in my blog. I haven’t directly discussed the events that have unfolded with me the past year because I couldn’t wrap my head around it exactly (until now). I stopped blogging completely because all my brain waves were tuned in on just basic survival. Like…without the internet. Staying afloat…keeping up with life…

Home for the Holiday

In light of having a turbulent life this fall, my totally awesome family bought me a plane ticket home for the holidays. I know, right? I’m almost 30 and still get spoiled rotten. I’m almost 30. *shudder* As an expat, I have loads of friends from all over the world. I think that my experience is also unique because I…