Friday, January 14, 2011

Two Typical Dinners

My wife and I were worried that she wasn't going to be able to make dinner with friends last night as we had dinner with friends the night before and as she's in her eighth month of pregnancy, she was pretty tired. Fortunately, we made it out and had a great dinner with two Canadian expats and commiserated about the difficulties expats and their spouses face abroad.

The night before that, a friend from London called up and announced she was in town and would we join her and others for dinner? There were six people at dinner and their nationalities were:

  • USA
  • France
  • Namibia
  • Sweden
  • Irish
  • Denmark

And unlike in the US, there was very little talk about our home countries because it's just so normal to have so many nationalities grouped around the same table (depending on your source, Amsterdam has around 175 to 178 nationalities living here).

I love being here.


  1. I was wishing there were pictures from your typical dinners... What did you eat?

  2. Well if you like it so much, why don’t you just stay there, huh?

    Oh… wait.