Not welcome here

Two nights back in my home country – the Netherlands. Two nights! That’s all it took to have our camper’s left side mirror kicked off in the middle of the night. (It’s no permanent damage, but the intention for worse must have been there.) They say the Dutch are tolerant and open-minded. Sure… Until youContinue reading “Not welcome here”

Germany you should – a series (part 3)

When you’re expecting or raising kids, being in Germany is fantastic. Why? In the Netherlands*, the conditions to become parents are pretty grim. My country hates kids. Mothers get four months of maternity leave, which includes the weeks before the baby is born. I guess the government thinks dads should not be involved in raisingContinue reading “Germany you should – a series (part 3)”