I am dwelling with plenty of memories and pics of my fast journey to The Netherlands. It was magnificent! I felt fully comfortable and comfy there, and normally felt like I could locate my way all over when I was on my personal.
I went to visit my buddy Bonnie who life in close proximity to Haarlem, which is in a awesome central site, not considerably from Amsterdam and Utrecht.
She’s initially from Texas so it was neat acquiring an additional American who was intrigued in executing factors in a different way.
Of training course I was also fascinated with folks biking and the unbelievable infrastructure that is constructed to help the use of bicycles.
Virtually every person, it appears to be, has a bicycle.
I saw so lots of styles of bicycles, together with some quite appealing ones for providing mail and meals, and kinds to maintain little children. I observed tons of mother and father and grandparents using around with additional than one particular boy or girl. They had been all cycling industry experts!
You certainly have to have to appear at the ground to see which route goes wherever. The good thing is points ended up generally shade coded, which makes a ton of feeling. Cyclists usually have the suitable of way!
I discovered myself hunting at the floor quite usually. There was just so substantially to see! Appear at this stonework. So a lot of various forms in these kinds of a modest location.
This crossing in Haarlem is great!
The flowers were gorgeous and incredibly reasonably priced. There ended up many tiny shops that had amazing flower preparations, like these kinds of hydrangeas and roses. What lovely colors.
I did not recognize that so a lot of individuals communicate English in The Netherlands. Most shop assistants could discuss a very little English if I had a issue or two. I didn’t have any complications, though when I requested a slice of pizza at a small shop, and the teenager who served me bought a small flustered with having to speak English. He was resourceful, while. He promptly pulled out his cellular cellular phone and utilised Google Translate to make clear my get specifics.
Some collaging, too!
1 of the finest matters about my trip was having to satisfy up with a bunch of superb individuals from the Collective. We achieved at a beautiful residence, hosted by my close friend Petra.
There ended up all around 10 of us gathered at a significant table, wherever we talked and laughed, and shared our assignments and papers. These are some of Petra’s get the job done. Amazing!
Immediately after lunch we pulled out our hottest jobs and bought busy, generating and studying from just about every other.
It was these types of a excellent environment and even though most of us experienced only achieved, we were being rather relaxed with each individual other, it seemed to me.
A lot more several shots
I stayed in Velserbroek, not much from Haarlem. Almost everything is really eco-friendly. Not surprising with the quantity of rain that they get. It was raining pretty much the entire time I was there–and I loved it! What a change from dry California.
City center in Haarlem. There were being so many cool shops to end in and have a seem. I acquired a ton of loose tea from a shop termed The Art of Tea. It’s so good to have tea in the early morning at household and be reminded of the place I was.
If I could have in shape a article box like this into my suitcase, I significantly would have regarded it. What a beauty! (Petra, this a single is your neighbor’s!)
A single of my collages.
Me, in Haarlem.