Summer Summer Summer!

So little time and so much to do! Let the summer begin and let the stories come…    

Mad City

When it comes to cold weather, Wisconsin doesn’t mess around. It’s just cruel and unforgiving… But I still give my friends the benefit of the doubt and I will still believe the “summer” is coming. So right now, we are living in the largest city of de State of Wisconsin… Milwaukee. I thought it was…

Chicago ‘My Kind of Town’

The weather is calmed down a bit and… Oh well…who am I kidding… Not really!! It’s still freezing over here! But the curiosity to discover more “North of the wall” (click here) is still there. My good friend offered me to show me the third largest city in the United States…Chicago, Illinois! The City where…

‘Georgia Aquarium’

We got so many questions of others if we already went to the Georgia Aquarium…(one of the world’s largest) Every time it got more awkward because it’s like THE place to go when you are in Atlanta, Georgia and we didn’t go yet. So we decided to finally go. It was in one word just…

World of Coca-Cola

“Best commercial I have ever sat and walked through”! World of Coca-Cola is one of Atlanta’s top tourist attractions. It is downtown Atlanta and is located near by the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park. I was really surprised what this amazing place offered. It is full with fascinating history and loads of great memorabilia. Coca-Cola is…

Greenacre Park, Manhattan

Ik vond een Amerikaans stukje op internet over een “verborgen waterval” midden in Manhattan. “Een oase van rust… Je weet niet wat je ziet”!! Was 1 van de reviews. Gelijk even uitgezocht en er uiteraard naar toe gegaan. Het zit op de 217 East 51st Street!! Je moet wel goed opletten anders loop je er…

‘Starting from the bottom’

  New York is giving me a whole new prospective on life. I am surprised how many different cultures live in this city. We are so different, but at the same time so the same. We all come for one thing and that is ‘building up a better life and make our dreams come true’….

‘Sleeping with a married woman’

In my years of travelling, I’ve met many different kinds of people. Nice, weird, and rude ones! Not even to start about attitudes from soccer wives! But there is one in particular that I never thought I would ever meet… ‘The Croatian’. After our second year in Texas a lot of new teammates with their…

‘The Real Deal’

Six years ago, we lived in Cyprus for one season in Ayia Napa. Best holiday place ever! To be there for soccer…? Not so much. We lived in a touristic area near the beach with white sand and clear blue water. It was just beautiful. Cyprus overall has so much history and nice food to…

‘My book of words’

For a couple of months I now have a Chinese friend. We go on fun adventures with our kids. She’s lived in the US for many years, but most of the time she still doesn’t know what I am saying in English. And to be honest… I cannot always understand her either! She cannot pronounce…

‘The World Cup’

So… the World Cup in Brazil started last week and when your husband doesn’t play, it’s not a lot of fun to watch these games. But it’s on all freaking day! So I can’t go around it. It’s not only the 90 minute of soccer, NO, they also talk so much before and after these…

‘No Turn on Red’

Finally my own bed and environment again. Safe home, well … not exactly safe… The day after I came home from the hospital, I walked to the grocery store and somebody almost ran me over! They drove through the red light, at a speed of at least 40 miles an hour! I cursed, yelled in…

‘The Host’

Something happened this week, my daughter was admitted to the hospital.Because its me…it doesn’t matter where I am, I always end up in an adventure…so here we are at a hospital in New York. Sophia was taken in for Acute Mastoiditis. We started at the urgent care pediatrics but ended up in the ER. There…

‘American sweetheart’

So the journey began… The first days we were both so excited, everything was new and scary at the same time, especially because of a small setback. We all had an instant camaraderie because of that. We all lived in the same complex building, the teammates and families. But there were some “complications” with the…

‘Airplane friend’

My husband has been a professional soccer player for many years. Currently he plays for the legendary New York Cosmos. But for the past two years he played for the San Antonio Scorpions, based out of Texas. We’ve travelled to many places and have met great people all over the world. We’ve grown up by…