Passionate about language, Carolyn speaks Spanish and Dutch fluently.
The book, Carolyn’s memoir, covers her twenty years’ living and traveling abroad and shares how she was inspired to transcend the limitations of her identity as a black woman.. He had just finished the hotel school in The Hague and had taken on a position as manager of food and beverage.
Personally I feel that even though the USA has its cultural differences and issues amongst races it does not compare to what is going in Europe where black people are often treated as 2nd class citizens.
A key facet of the findings was that Thai women with marriage partners in Holland maintained financial links with their extended family in Thailand.
There are now well over 10,000 Thai women from Thailand who are living in Holland, most of them married to Dutch men.
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In her book, (released August 2010) Carolyn Vines details her life as an American expatriate living in the Netherlands.
She shares her inspirations, multicultural family and life.
The other study into Thai women in Holland conducted by the student doing a Ph D course at Leiden University focuses on the tension caused within marriages between Thai women and Dutch men caused by obligations taken on by Thai wives after they move with their husbands to Holland.
M/s Suksomboon cites as an example one Thai woman returning with her Dutch husband to her family in North Eastern Thailand.
I’m Dutch and have been married to my African American wife 7 years and we have lived in Holland and now south of USA.
Just to let you know that my wife hated Europe specially Holland where she as educated black woman did not feel respected.
Her opportunities pursuing her education led her around the country, world and back again.