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United Kingdom VS Netherlands

It has been 2 years since i entered UK. Before coming to the UK i was for 2,5 years in the Netherlands so as suggested by a reader of this blog i will try to make a comparison of this 2 countries, maybe not always with facts but with what i felt about the 2 countries … Continue reading

Last post from the Nertherlands

Hi again, this will be my last post from the Netherlands, i will leave tomorrow morning going to Portugal to visit friends and family, taking care of paperwork and just rest. I still need to find a place to live in UK, it is not easy when you have pets but it was also when … Continue reading

Prepare your leave from The Netherlands

In 3 weeks i will leave the Netherlands, i will go in a vacation and in September i will start a new life in UK. I was always a very calm, even lazy person but in this time of the economy we cannot be still and we need to pack and find work where it … Continue reading

30 days to leave Netherlands and go to the UK

My stay here in the Netherlands has come to an end. I decided to leave the Netherlands and go to the UK. I cannot say it was really a pleasure to be this 2 years in the Netherlands but that depends on what you are looking for and where did you come from. This is … Continue reading

Taxes or just theft

Here in the Netherlands, at least for me , the taxes start coming on the beginning of the year. I had so many taxes to pay that i will only finish paying then this month. One thing they do here, they let you pay in 3 times and give you ate least 1 month time … Continue reading

Sunday 14th is the first official warm day of the year

Finally some warm weather. Tomorrow it will be 20 degrees and the maximum till now was 10 degrees. A few weeks ago was snowing. This was the longer winter known in the Netherlands and finally i can put my sweater to side and use my shirts and go to the country with my family. Usually is … Continue reading

More taxes in 2013

Yes it is true, also here in the Netherlands the taxes have raised and some benefits cut off. I already knew this was going to happend but i only went to look for the changes when this January i received less €37 euros in my salary. People from outside the Netherlands think that here the … Continue reading

Fireworks terrorists

Fireworks? What about fireworks? This was the first Christmas i stayed in the Netherlands and i thought i was in a war zone for about 4 weeks. In my home country we all gather near the river to see the beautiful fireworks at mid night. In here everyone has fireworks and has used it since 20 of … Continue reading

New Year´s traditions

In the Netherlands, the tradition of holding feasts and lighting special fires in the darkest part of the winter goes back many thousands of years. These are reflected in the festive and luxury meals served at this time of year and the fireworks and bonfires lit on the evening of December 31 and early hours … Continue reading

Merry Christmas to all

Merry Christmas to all, pass this special date with those that really matter , can be friends , pets , family or just by yourself. Remember, what is importante in this date is that you pass it with the ones you love and loves you back. And if you can change something this year, help … Continue reading


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