Truffles Therapy Retreat: my psychedelic weekend with magic truffles

Someone lit a stick of palo santo in the car. I watched the road through a veil of spiritual smoke as my ego murmered in the backseat: What are you doing? You don’t do things like this. You don’t go off to hippy communes, you don’t burn wood sticks or offer hugs of inestimable length to strangers. What would your friends say? [caption id="attachment_6007" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Behold the magic truffles. Photo by Arthur Enselme.[/caption] I was sharing a ride with three women...Read More

Crazy for Amsterdam’s De Kattenkabinet, aka The Cat Cabinet

Love cats? How about a whole museum dedicated to them? I headed out to Amsterdam's De Kattenkabinet, or The Cat Cabinet, for a look at the ultimate cat-lover's fantasy. My landlord won't let me have a cat, because even though cats are graceful and clean, adoring, sensitive alternatives to boyfriends, cats ruin furniture. I thought, rather than mope into photos of cats I can't adopt on the Internet, I'd go with a friend to The Cat Cabinet and fill myself up...Read More

CAK and the wonders of foreign mail…

Got a letter this morning from a Dutch company called CAK regarding health insurance. I thought my eyes were deceiving me... or perhaps I'm just incredibly immature but I opened Urban Dictionary and... yes: CAK = slang for penis. ie. "my cak is hanging out of my pants." Or, if you want another definition, CAK = Short for 'Crunk Ass Kid' ie "Did you just see what CAK did? That Coy is the crunkest of all the kids I know."   Now... I'm sure it means something nicer...Read More
Weird sexy stuff at NEMO

A single girl’s guide to Amsterdam’s NEMO Science Museum

Check it out - a building that looks just like my love life. A giant, sinking ship. (Sigh). Yes, yes, the dating game's a drag at times, but rather than sit around swiping dejectedly through the cesspool of humanity Tinder, I thought it was high time to 'meet people in the real world!' NEMO seemed like a good enough place to start on a free, sunny day in Amsterdam. It could still become the ship of dreams, right? Perhaps in a...Read More