A life long nomad, Marly Pierre-Louis is a writer and community cultivator who wonders out loud about parenting, race, gender, sexuality and the messy places where they intersect. She currently lives in Amsterdam.
Working for your keep in a hostel is a good way of cutting down on expensive accommodation costs and circumventing local employment visa requirements. Though it can be a grey area many hostels are willing to provide unpaid work in countries where avenues for paid employment are closed.
Articles and posts by or about travellers working their way around the world.
A thirty something British expat, Julia Fallon describes herself as a reluctant explorer, a wobbly, stiletto wearing cyclist and technology geek all rolled into one. She followed her boyfriend over to Amsterdam and tells us how she is learning to love and live the Dutch way of life.
Amsterdam has more museums per square metre than any other city in the world. Combine this with an acclaimed club culture and a large but walkable historic centre and there are plenty of reasons for tourists to visit the city. They have even managed to turn their red light district – an area that would be avoided in most other cities – into a tourist attraction.
Join the 50 great people and two jerks who keep this established comedy club running. Boom Chicago performs comedy shows around the world but it is in their 225 seat Amsterdam theatre where both behind the scenes and on stage roles are offered to English speakers.
Famous for its gorgeous canals, historic buildings, museums and liberal attitude, Amsterdam has lots to offer any visitor. And, the best part is, the city is very compact, making it ideal to explore on foot.
A profile of Keith Jenkins and his luxury travel blog, Velvet Escape.
Photograph of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Keith Jenkins is a thirtysomething living in Amsterdam. His greatest passion is travel: having visited more than 60 countries across six continents. He talks to us about Amsterdam.