Food: Kyiv Part 1

Kyiv has been the first city where I’ve felt a bit of a struggle with food and grocery stores. Upon arriving, Anna, the homeowner, directed me to a Billa just down the street, which is the closest grocery store to the apartment. As usual, we…

Right Time, Right Place

Being in Kyiv has been very thought-provoking. It’s made me stop and realize how lucky I am to have been born in the USA.  I haven’t posted many blogs from Kyiv yet and honestly it’s because I’m a little overwhelmed by the city and people.…

Amsterdam with Kids

As with London, we did a ton of research on what to do with Nolan in Amsterdam.  Here’s our list of all the things we did with Nolan while in Amsterdam and honestly, there was so many other things we didn’t get to. I cannot say enough…

Take 4: Settling into Kyiv

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve now officially settled into our fourth new house.  After such a great month in Amsterdam, Jim and I were both feeling a little leery about our move to Kyiv. I’ll be sincere, our first couple of days in Kyiv…

Adieu Amsterdam

I cannot believe how quick our time went in Amsterdam. I loved every minute of our time in this city!  Here’s a reflection on our time in Amsterdam: Running I missed my goal of 80-miles in London, so I was determined not to miss my…

Food: Amsterdam Part 2

In addition to the big box stores, I made several stops at the Marqt markets.  They are all over Amsterdam and I would liken them to either Fresh Market from back in Indiana.  First, I will say the Marqt was much more expensive than Albert Heijn. …

Food: Amsterdam Part 1

Amsterdam reminds me a lot of back home. You’ll find mostly grocery stores here, not little markets. From our time here, I can say there are really two types of grocery stores.  You’ll find the big box stores and then the little specialty stores. We…