My trip to The Netherlands

I am residence with a lot of reminiscences and photos of my quick vacation to The Netherlands. It was amazing! I felt totally comfortable and comfortable there, and always felt like I could come across my way around when I was on my own.

I went to visit my close friend Bonnie who life around Haarlem, which is in a great central place, not far from Amsterdam and Utrecht.

She’s initially from Texas so it was neat acquiring a further American who was fascinated in performing matters in a different way. 

Of course I was also fascinated with persons biking and the incredible infrastructure that is built to support the use of bicycles. 

Almost everybody, it would seem, has a bicycle. 

I saw so several types of bicycles, which include some extremely appealing kinds for providing mail and food stuff, and kinds to keep smaller small children. I noticed a lot of moms and dads and grandparents riding all around with additional than a person child. They ended up all cycling specialists!

You unquestionably have to have to seem at the floor to see which route goes wherever. Luckily matters ended up frequently colour coded, which would make a good deal of feeling. Cyclists usually have the right of way!

I located myself searching at the floor pretty generally. There was just so significantly to see! Glimpse at this stonework. So numerous unique kinds in this kind of a compact spot.

This crossing in Haarlem is interesting!

The flowers were being stunning and really reasonably priced. There were being lots of tiny shops that had incredible flower preparations, like these types of hydrangeas and roses. What lovely hues.

I didn’t recognize that so numerous people discuss English in The Netherlands. Most store assistants could communicate a minor English if I had a issue or two. I didn’t have any issues, although when I purchased a slice of pizza at a minimal store, and the teen who helped me bought a tiny flustered with possessing to converse English. He was resourceful, while. He quickly pulled out his cell phone and used Google Translate to clarify my purchase details.

Some collaging, much too!

A single of the finest things about my trip was having to fulfill up with a bunch of great people from the Collective. We satisfied at a attractive dwelling, hosted by my good friend Petra.

There ended up all around 10 of us collected at a large table, where by we talked and laughed, and shared our jobs and papers. These are some of Petra’s perform. Wonderful!

Just after lunch we pulled out our latest initiatives and obtained chaotic, generating and understanding from each and every other. 

It was this sort of a great ambiance and even nevertheless most of us had only satisfied, we have been really comfy with every single other, it seemed to me.

More several pics

I stayed in Velserbroek, not much from Haarlem. Anything is extremely inexperienced. Not stunning with the volume of rain that they get. It was raining almost the entire time I was there–and I cherished it! What a modify from dry California.

Town center in Haarlem. There have been so numerous great shops to stop in and have a look. I purchased a good deal of unfastened tea from a store identified as The Artwork of Tea. It’s so wonderful to have tea in the early morning at household and be reminded of the place I was.

If I could have suit a publish box like this into my suitcase, I critically would have regarded as it. What a magnificence! (Petra, this just one is your neighbor’s!) 

A single of my collages.

Me, in Haarlem.


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