Kawahigashi Hekigoto (1873-1937), Japanese poet and haiku pioneer writes: 初雷や ふるふが如き 雛の壇 Hatsu-rai ya/ Furuu ga gotoki/ Hina no dan The first thunder Is likely to shake The tiered doll stand. I feel that way about spring. As the heads of the … Continue reading I Shall Emerge!
We tried out The Lebanese Sajeria for lunch. Let me start off by telling you that their location is super, and their drinks were nice. The ginger homemade lemonade was wonderfully made, not too sweet, not too sour, blended perfection. … Continue reading The Lebanese Sajeria Hua!
On reading Mumbai’s Ghazal by Raef Kazi I dream of Delhi sitting in Amsterdam tonight Glamor in the lawns, silk whispers to pashmina tonight All that dust, never dulls the white gaadis and kurtas This is Delhi we are talking … Continue reading Delhi is a Ghazal
On a rainy day a warm bowl of ramen is very welcome. Tokyo Ramen Iki is located at the Stadshart in Amstelveen. It is a small cute joint that serves reasonably priced yummy food. The service was pitch perfect. I … Continue reading Ramen on a Rainy Day
Ku Kitchen and Bar located in Utrechtsestraat offers modern fine dining with authentic Japanese dishes. Crispy tempuras, perfectly grilled meat, fresh sushi and sashimi, along with salads and trendy options such as sliders with the yummiest sweet potato fries. Their … Continue reading Ku Kitchen and Bar in Utrechtsestraat
Today was day well-spent practicing zelf zorg or selfcare at the Nagomi Spa and health center. I had a relaxing shiatsu massage; my first. I discovered some muscles in my body that I didn’t even know existed. Points were made, … Continue reading Nagomi Spa in Hotel Okura Amsterdam
For our first lunch in 2019 we went to the Buffalo Steakhouse. The hospitality of this place is par excellence. Our warm host (who strode in wearing a cowboy hat that looked more genuine than kitsch) made sure we were … Continue reading Buffalo Steakhouse at Scheldestraat
I have found a fantastic site to share with you. It is called “Atlas Obscura”, and this is their list of strange things to do while in Amsterdam: click here. I can vouch for several of these places being incredibly … Continue reading Eclectic Delights on Atlas Obscura
I had mentioned in my previous post of how we had spent a day at the Hermitage Museum and I wanted to share the pictures with you. It was a day of contrasts: the classical beauties in the museum alongside the … Continue reading Bohemian Ifs and Classical Butts at the Hermitage