April 20, 2024


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My trip to The Netherlands

My trip to The Netherlands

I am house with heaps of reminiscences and shots of my brief journey to The Netherlands. It was magnificent! I felt fully peaceful and relaxed there, and constantly felt like I could come across my way around when I was on my have.

I went to visit my buddy Bonnie who lives in close proximity to Haarlem, which is in a wonderful central spot, not significantly from Amsterdam and Utrecht.

She’s at first from Texas so it was neat possessing a different American who was interested in carrying out things in a distinct way. 

Of course I was also fascinated with individuals biking and the extraordinary infrastructure that is crafted to help the use of bicycles. 

Pretty much every person, it looks, has a bicycle. 

I observed so a lot of varieties of bicycles, which includes some very fascinating types for delivering mail and food items, and kinds to maintain smaller young children. I observed tons of mother and father and grandparents using around with much more than a person youngster. They were all cycling industry experts!

You absolutely require to seem at the ground to see which path goes in which. Fortunately factors ended up often coloration coded, which will make a lot of feeling. Cyclists constantly have the correct of way!

I uncovered myself searching at the ground quite normally. There was just so substantially to see! Search at this stonework. So several different types in this sort of a little region.

This crossing in Haarlem is amazing!

The bouquets ended up stunning and quite inexpensive. There ended up many smaller outlets that had amazing flower arrangements, like these ones of hydrangeas and roses. What gorgeous colours.

I didn’t realize that so quite a few persons talk English in The Netherlands. Most shop assistants could talk a minor English if I experienced a problem or two. I didn’t have any difficulties, even though once I purchased a slice of pizza at a minor shop, and the teen who helped me acquired a little flustered with owning to converse English. He was resourceful, nevertheless. He quickly pulled out his cellular cellphone and made use of Google Translate to clarify my buy details.

Some collaging, much too!

Just one of the finest factors about my vacation was finding to meet up with up with a bunch of great individuals from the Collective. We met at a wonderful dwelling, hosted by my pal Petra.

There had been all-around 10 of us collected at a significant desk, the place we talked and laughed, and shared our tasks and papers. These are some of Petra’s perform. Remarkable!

Soon after lunch we pulled out our newest initiatives and got occupied, generating and studying from each individual other. 

It was these kinds of a good atmosphere and even even though most of us experienced only satisfied, we ended up quite relaxed with every single other, it seemed to me.

A lot more a variety of photos

I stayed in Velserbroek, not significantly from Haarlem. All the things is extremely environmentally friendly. Not surprising with the amount of rain that they get. It was raining virtually the whole time I was there–and I liked it! What a change from dry California.

Town middle in Haarlem. There have been so quite a few great shops to stop in and have a search. I purchased a ton of free tea from a shop identified as The Artwork of Tea. It is so wonderful to have tea in the early morning at house and be reminded of the place I was.

If I could have in good shape a submit box like this into my suitcase, I seriously would have deemed it. What a splendor! (Petra, this 1 is your neighbor’s!) 

A single of my collages.

Me, in Haarlem.