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I was going to write a verbose-ass post for the picture above. Instead, I think I will let it speak on its own. Special shoutout to Sylvia of Al Ponte Caffe' Italiano on the Northside for making my year with this one. We immigrants say a lot of stuff about The Dutch; some of it accurate, much of it highly biased. However, I have noticed that amid this extremely low-contextual communicating culture certain things like manners and pleasantries sparsely exist. Some would categorize such…

Dansen bij Jansen is an interesting Amsterdam landmark. From what I have heard, it is one of the oldest clubs in Amsterdam, working on the better part of thirty years of business. With that said, it means that it was your Dutch mother's first club experience in the Netherlands-way back in 1984. It is also one of the few clubs that stay open later than other places; so when the other places holler out "Last call," one can always head here to continue binge drinking. The biggest caveat of…

This seems like the perfect backdrop for some hip-hop video. I think one of y'all Dutch hip-hop folks should make that happen if it hasn't happened already...