May 22, 2024


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My trip to The Netherlands

My trip to The Netherlands

I am property with tons of reminiscences and images of my quick journey to The Netherlands. It was brilliant! I felt completely calm and cozy there, and constantly felt like I could obtain my way all over when I was on my personal.

I went to stop by my mate Bonnie who lives in the vicinity of Haarlem, which is in a awesome central spot, not considerably from Amsterdam and Utrecht.

She’s initially from Texas so it was neat obtaining a further American who was intrigued in executing points in a diverse way. 

Of study course I was also fascinated with people today biking and the remarkable infrastructure that is constructed to aid the use of bicycles. 

Just about all people, it seems, has a bicycle. 

I observed so several sorts of bicycles, such as some really interesting types for providing mail and food stuff, and ones to hold modest small children. I noticed heaps of parents and grandparents using all over with additional than one boy or girl. They have been all cycling authorities!

You absolutely need to glimpse at the ground to see which route goes where. Thankfully matters had been generally coloration coded, which makes a ton of sense. Cyclists often have the proper of way!

I identified myself on the lookout at the ground quite frequently. There was just so considerably to see! Search at this stonework. So many diverse types in this kind of a smaller place.

This crossing in Haarlem is cool!

The flowers had been gorgeous and extremely very affordable. There were being numerous smaller outlets that experienced awesome flower arrangements, like these types of hydrangeas and roses. What magnificent colours.

I didn’t understand that so quite a few people talk English in The Netherlands. Most store assistants could discuss a very little English if I had a problem or two. I did not have any difficulties, while when I requested a slice of pizza at a little store, and the teenager who helped me received a very little flustered with getting to communicate English. He was resourceful, however. He swiftly pulled out his cellular cellular phone and utilized Google Translate to make clear my order particulars.

Some collaging, far too!

A single of the very best matters about my vacation was finding to satisfy up with a bunch of fantastic folks from the Collective. We met at a lovely home, hosted by my pal Petra.

There had been all-around 10 of us gathered at a significant table, where we talked and laughed, and shared our tasks and papers. These are some of Petra’s function. Astounding!

After lunch we pulled out our most up-to-date assignments and got busy, generating and mastering from each individual other. 

It was these kinds of a great ambiance and even though most of us experienced only met, we have been fairly comfortable with every single other, it appeared to me.

Extra a variety of photographs

I stayed in Velserbroek, not considerably from Haarlem. All the things is very environmentally friendly. Not stunning with the amount of rain that they get. It was raining just about the overall time I was there–and I beloved it! What a change from dry California.

Metropolis center in Haarlem. There have been so quite a few amazing shops to cease in and have a look. I bought a lot of unfastened tea from a store called The Artwork of Tea. It is so awesome to have tea in the early morning at household and be reminded of where by I was.

If I could have in good shape a put up box like this into my suitcase, I severely would have deemed it. What a magnificence! (Petra, this a person is your neighbor’s!) 

A person of my collages.

Me, in Haarlem.