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New Yorker Magazine Article: "Sisters-in-Law "

The following is an article which appears in the latest issue (Jan. 11, 2016) of New Yorker Magazine, written by Katherine Zoepf. "Sisters in Law" Saudi women are beginning to know their rights. The guardianship system gives a woman a legal status resembling that of a minor. Show More Summary

Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle

I was reminded of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge today, so I thought I’d see what this week’s theme is and see if I have anything that fits. Cirkel (circle) is the theme, and my first thoughts went to the … Continue reading ?

The Last of (Tour de France) 2015

The boom and bang of fireworks is pretty constant at this point. I heard the first one at 9:12 this morning. We’ve been out running last minute errands and stocking up on food and wine for tonight and tomorrow, including … Continue reading ?

Share Your Polygyny Story

Are you in a polygamous marriage? I would like to invite any woman who is or was in a polygamous marriage to share her story anonymously for an upcoming Marie Claire magazine article. Your identity will be kept strictly confidential....Show More Summary

A Touch More Tour de France

2015 was the year that the Tour de France came to Utrecht. We hosted the Grand Depart, the start of the race, and the city was decked out in yellow and other race-related colors for months leading up to and … Continue reading ?

Star Wars: A New Frontier

First off, I know I’m mixing my film sagas. Don’t get all freaked out. But today, in finally going to see the new Star Wars film, I did venture into a new frontier of sorts. You see, this was the … Continue reading ?

Fijne Kerstdagen 2015

I came across this window on one of my walks with Charlie last month and thought it would be perfect for a Christmas post. It’s an impressive winter village display, and from a photo I saw on Instagram, I think … Continue reading ?

Waiting for Santa

That right there is 30 kilos of Staffordshire terrier sitting on a cabinet by the front window. Usually, it’s the cats who sit there. In fact, Lola is not happy that Charlie has invaded her space. I would say that … Continue reading...

Marie Claire Arabia Magazine Survey on Polygyny

Please share this post with women who are married, or were married, to a Saudi man. I have been contacted by Marie Claire Arabia Magazine regarding a survey on polygyny to be published in a future article in early 2016. Polygyny is the practice of men marrying more than one wife at a time, which is allowed in Islam. Show More Summary

Wordless Wednesday: Kerstbomen

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Utrecht’s Light

I was looking through some of my photos and trying to come up with a theme for some of them, but I didn’t have much luck, so instead you get a post of random photos around town. While Charlie and … Continue reading ?

Paus Adrianus VI

I saw earlier this week that a statue of Pope Adrian VI had been installed in front of the Paushuize, so deciding on where to go for my long walk with Charlie this morning was a no-brainer. I’ve written about … Continue reading ?

Women Making History in Saudi Arabia

Saturday, December 12, 2015, will be remembered for years to come as a truly amazing day for women in Saudi Arabia as two incredible things happened.#1 - Saudi women were able to vote as well as run for public office for the first times...Show More Summary

Crooked Chimneys

I love seeing old buildings like this where it’s clear the original structure has gone through a bit of a makeover with additions and rearrangements. Crooked chimneys such as this aren’t that uncommon a sight, but they always make me … Continue reading ?

Foto Vrijdag: Bicycle Thief

Tagged: bicycle, fietsen, foto vrijdag, photography, utrecht wall art, wall art

Domtoren Distances

Utrecht’s Domtoren is the tallest bell tower in the Netherlands, standing just over 112 meters (367+ feet). I remember seeing a website a few years ago that talked about if the Domtoren fell and showed the radius of the potential … Continue reading ?

Alternative Zwarte Piet Suggestions

Once a year during November Sinterklaas arrives in The Netherlands and brings with him his helpers the Zwarte Pieten. The black face paint of Zwarte Piet often causes a few raised eyebrows from those who are not familiar with the tradition...Show More Summary

Things British Expats Miss: Food

Whenever a group of British expats get together the conversation always ends up leading to the same subject; what products and tasty treats do you miss from England? Everyone has at least one thing that they miss, something that they...Show More Summary

St Maarten

My first real St Maarten experance. The post St Maarten appeared first on Invading Holland.

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