Stories from the City

Musings about life, living, Paris & other places


Going back to zen

Life sometimes just flies by me without me even noticing that I am on the bandwagon. You know that feeling? Your automatic pilot is on and you realize a little less what is happening all around you, losing perspective on what matters (thinking career over social life), failing to see the beauty in life (yes, that is possible in Paris) and basically living in metro-boulot-dodo mode as they say in […]

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The best invention since the internet

Yes, that’s a bold statement to make – I know. But I seriously think it is. What? The e-reader. It’s absolutely magnificent, a very fine piece of technology, and simply one of the most practical  and useful devices of the last few decades. Whoever came up with the idea of an e-reader, deserves some sort of ‘you are totally awesome’ award. I just quickly googled the e-reader inventor and Bob […]

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Merci Paris!

It’s been over four years that I’ve been living in the City of Love and Lights. And with all my travels the last two months, from New Zealand to Sydney to London to Southern France and a quick visit to my home town in the Netherlands, I am starting to appreciate this city even more than I already did. I realise that while Paris is a big city, it is […]

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A bad week?

Last week has not been the best for me. No devastating events have happened – no loved ones have passed away, no disastrous health news, no painful break-ups, no family quarrels, no traffic accidents or worse. None of that, and I still think it has been a bad week. For me. While life in general is pretty gentle with me, I feel it has been less so last week. It […]

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