My trip to The Netherlands

I am dwelling with loads of reminiscences and photos of my quick trip to The Netherlands. It was brilliant! I felt thoroughly relaxed and snug there, and always felt like I could uncover my way about when I was on my very own.

I went to check out my buddy Bonnie who life in close proximity to Haarlem, which is in a great central locale, not far from Amsterdam and Utrecht.

She’s originally from Texas so it was neat getting yet another American who was fascinated in carrying out items in a different way. 

Of training course I was also fascinated with people today biking and the incredible infrastructure that is created to assistance the use of bicycles. 

Practically everybody, it would seem, has a bicycle. 

I observed so a lot of forms of bicycles, which includes some very interesting types for delivering mail and food stuff, and ones to keep smaller children. I saw plenty of dad and mom and grandparents using about with a lot more than 1 boy or girl. They had been all cycling authorities!

You unquestionably want to search at the floor to see which route goes the place. Thankfully issues were being usually shade coded, which will make a ton of perception. Cyclists generally have the right of way!

I observed myself hunting at the ground pretty generally. There was just so much to see! Search at this stonework. So lots of distinct types in this kind of a little region.

This crossing in Haarlem is awesome!

The bouquets ended up attractive and pretty inexpensive. There ended up several small stores that had remarkable flower arrangements, like these kinds of hydrangeas and roses. What stunning hues.

I didn’t realize that so numerous people today speak English in The Netherlands. Most store assistants could converse a little English if I had a problem or two. I didn’t have any problems, even though once I ordered a slice of pizza at a minor shop, and the teen who helped me obtained a minimal flustered with getting to discuss English. He was resourceful, though. He swiftly pulled out his mobile cell phone and applied Google Translate to make clear my order details.

Some collaging, also!

A single of the ideal points about my journey was receiving to fulfill up with a bunch of fantastic men and women from the Collective. We satisfied at a attractive dwelling, hosted by my good friend Petra.

There ended up all around 10 of us gathered at a huge desk, in which we talked and laughed, and shared our jobs and papers. These are some of Petra’s operate. Astounding!

After lunch we pulled out our newest assignments and bought active, building and studying from just about every other. 

It was these kinds of a fantastic ambiance and even even though most of us had only satisfied, we have been pretty at ease with just about every other, it appeared to me.

A lot more several pictures

I stayed in Velserbroek, not considerably from Haarlem. Anything is very inexperienced. Not surprising with the amount of money of rain that they get. It was raining almost the overall time I was there–and I cherished it! What a adjust from dry California.

City heart in Haarlem. There have been so several neat retailers to stop in and have a look. I purchased a whole lot of free tea from a store referred to as The Artwork of Tea. It is so awesome to have tea in the early morning at household and be reminded of in which I was.

If I could have in good shape a article box like this into my suitcase, I severely would have deemed it. What a beauty! (Petra, this one particular is your neighbor’s!) 

Just one of my collages.

Me, in Haarlem.


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