I am an Indonesian living in the Netherlands. As part of the Asian communities living abroad, I do have to admit that I still carry on some of the best (well I think it is still the best) Asian traditions while living abroad, such as the food tradition. Luckily I live in the Netherlands. Since the post colonial period there have been so many exotic, especially Indonesian, products in the Netherlands and dishes such as nasi goreng (fried rice) has become a common dish.
Almost ten years ago I set sails in Leiden, a small little city, near Den Haag and Schiphol airport which has vibrant characters and charismas. I was directly in love with the city and still do. My first encounter with Leiden went even way back than 2007, when I lived there as an international student. It was in 2004, when my eyes had not only been enchanted by the lovely small canals of the Nieuwe-Rijn but also by a man, who now is my husband. However, I am not going to tell you about my love life through this blog, I am going to tell you why Leiden has to be one of your primary destinations when visiting the Netherlands.