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December 4, 2017 / / Holidays

December is here, so that means that I started opening the cardboard doors on this year’s Brewer’s Advent Calendar from Costco.

The coming weeks I will give you an overview of the beers that are in the calendar, and what they are like. I am not claiming to be a connoisseur, so I won’t get too technical in describing the beer.

All 24 beers in the box are German, and come in 16.9 oz. (500 ml) cans.

These three beers started off the Advent.

November 16, 2017 / / Holidays

There is something about being rewarded for patience and opening small squares. One of my fondest childhood holiday memories include the Advent calendar. The one I had was filled with chocolates, so every day I would open one of the doors, and allow myself that breakfast* of champions.

October 14, 2017 / / Dutch

Whether you are Dutch or not, moving to a new area brings along a lot of excitement. There are new places to visit, events to attend, food to try, and people to meet. However, some things are irreplaceable, and don’t travel with you. Because what about friends, familiarity and food?

August 28, 2017 / / Activities
August 11, 2017 / / Listen

As a Dutchman I probably have an exponentially large love for electronic music. A.k.a. EDM, dance or whatever it’s called these days. It’s what I grew up with. Here in the US it is gaining more traction as a popular music choice. If you have some catching up to do: there has been some epic stuff throughout the years. A current song by Disciples refreshed my good memories about this certain type of electronic music. These songs get under your skin in a good way, with a bass line that keeps going long after the song has stopped. The vocals, if present, seem to float on the river of beats. From Technotronic to Disciples, these are the dance tracks that prove that this genre has classics that can stand the test of time.

July 28, 2017 / / Events
July 23, 2017 / / Outdoors

As we steadily get to terms with the natural wonders that Washington and Oregon have to offer, our first big (more than a leisurely stroll) hike had us start and finish at a tourist trap: Multnomah Falls. Busloads of people drive up here (good luck on that) to take in the grand and picturesque sight. The United States Forest Service credits these falls as the second tallest in the country. Whether that is true or not, it most certainly earns that title in its home state. Either way, we needed to dilute the touristy aspect, up the physical effort, and see more waterfalls. The Multnomah-Wahkeena Loop was just what we were looking for.