Tales of foodie, sports loving Aussie expat in the Netherlands.

Why hello there!

You’ve stumbled upon The View from the Office, a collection of travel musings penned by an opinionated Australian living in the Netherlands, working as a cruise director and travelling in between.

She can’t quite believe that this is how her life has turned out.
Writing this blog is part the evidence she’ll need in the future to prove that it was all real. 

The highs and lows of ten years of adventures across six continents.

Boasts and rants about life in the quirky little Netherlands.

Advice and experience from someone who travels around Europe for a living.

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Back from South Africa
February 13, 2018 /More

I've just gotten back from a couple of weeks in South Africa and I'm not really sure where to start. Originally when I re-started this blogging thing I had...

South Africa / #blogging, #south africa
My love affair with Mexico
January 19, 2018 /More

My obsession with Mexico began long before I ever stepped foot in the country. The earliest date I can pinpoint is 2008, when I was planning a solo visit...

Mexico / #agua azul, #campeche, #chiapas, #mexico, #misol-ha, #palenque, #ruins, #san cristobal de las casas
Cave-dwellers in Santorini
December 18, 2017 /More

When it comes to booking Airbnbs, I had long been content with the fact that I just wasn't one of the lucky ones. You know the Lucky Ones. They're...

Greece / #airbnb, #greece, #greek islands, #santorini
The Christmas market advice you never hear
December 8, 2017 /More

When I first moved to Europe, one of the things I was looking forward to the most was... Christmas markets. I love Christmas. I love Christmas trees and decorations...

Germany / #aachen, #austria, #budapest, #christmas markets, #cologne, #Germany, #vienna
Offline in Ometepe
December 3, 2017 /More

I'm not sure where or when I first heard of Ometepe. I like to think that I chanced upon it myself, perhaps while roaming around the Central America region...

Nicaragua / #central america, #gringo trail, #nicaragua, #ometepe, #volcano
Officially a Dutchie
November 27, 2017 /More

“Dat verklaar en beloof ik.” And with those words, I’d reached the end of the road. All those visits to the IND in Rijswijk, the Dutch lessons in The...

Expat Views / #citizenship, #dutch passport, #inburgering, #naturalisation, #Netherlands
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