Arriving Late to the Studio Ghibli Party

So, I'm a little late to the party. I watched the excellent Ghibli classic Spirited Away in my late teens, and later got round to Howl's Moving Castle. Although I'd enjoyed both movies, I didn't appreciate them on any profound level. My partner is big into Ghibli movies, so with his influence I've gotten more into…

Reasons Why the Dutch are Awesome

So, the Dutch really seem to have their shit together. There are many things that led me to this conclusion during my week in Amsterdam (for work, unfortunately, though I did manage to squeeze in some sightseeing). I'm going to outline a couple of the reasons here: (1) Everyone cycles. And cycling is a safe…