Restaurant Greetje, Amsterdam

I found this cute little restaurant by searching “authentic Dutch food.” Surprisingly quiet and vacant, Restaurant Greetje (it’s a throaty hard g followed by a throaty hje, and not easy to pronounce at all) was warm and welcoming—a long wooden bar, uneven and steep wooden stairs to the upper floor, cute little tables draped in… Continue reading Restaurant Greetje, Amsterdam

Amsterdam Marathon 2017

I am asked frequently: “You travel for races?” Yes, I do. And in October 2017, I made my little way to Amsterdam for what promised to be a pleasant run on flat terrain—the better to set a new personal record. The weather was glorious. Chilly, cloudless, windless. The event was well organized. Pacers were clearly… Continue reading Amsterdam Marathon 2017