My trip to The Netherlands

My trip to The Netherlands

I am dwelling with tons of reminiscences and images of my quick vacation to The Netherlands. It was awesome! I felt completely relaxed and comfy there, and generally felt like I could discover my way all over when I was on my have.

I went to pay a visit to my pal Bonnie who life in the vicinity of Haarlem, which is in a nice central area, not considerably from Amsterdam and Utrecht.

She’s originally from Texas so it was neat possessing a further American who was fascinated in accomplishing issues in a distinctive way. 

Of study course I was also fascinated with men and women biking and the outstanding infrastructure that is created to assist the use of bicycles. 

Nearly anyone, it would seem, has a bicycle. 

I saw so a lot of forms of bicycles, including some extremely fascinating types for offering mail and meals, and types to hold tiny young children. I saw heaps of parents and grandparents driving about with much more than 1 baby. They have been all cycling professionals!

You undoubtedly need to have to appear at the floor to see which route goes wherever. Fortunately matters were being generally shade coded, which can make a large amount of feeling. Cyclists often have the ideal of way!

I found myself wanting at the floor rather typically. There was just so significantly to see! Glance at this stonework. So a lot of unique types in these kinds of a small location.

This crossing in Haarlem is neat!

The flowers were being lovely and extremely affordable. There have been many tiny retailers that had astounding flower arrangements, like these kinds of hydrangeas and roses. What stunning colours.

I didn’t notice that so a lot of people today talk English in The Netherlands. Most shop assistants could converse a little English if I experienced a problem or two. I didn’t have any issues, however the moment I ordered a slice of pizza at a minor shop, and the teenager who aided me obtained a minimal flustered with having to talk English. He was resourceful, although. He quickly pulled out his cellular telephone and made use of Google Translate to clarify my purchase particulars.

Some collaging, far too!

Just one of the very best points about my vacation was getting to meet up with up with a bunch of great persons from the Collective. We fulfilled at a charming home, hosted by my good friend Petra.

There were being close to 10 of us gathered at a significant desk, exactly where we talked and laughed, and shared our jobs and papers. These are some of Petra’s operate. Wonderful!

Immediately after lunch we pulled out our most current tasks and obtained busy, producing and learning from just about every other. 

It was such a great ambiance and even even though most of us had only fulfilled, we ended up pretty at ease with each other, it appeared to me.

Far more numerous pictures

I stayed in Velserbroek, not significantly from Haarlem. Every thing is pretty green. Not astonishing with the amount of money of rain that they get. It was raining almost the overall time I was there–and I liked it! What a improve from dry California.

City middle in Haarlem. There were so a lot of interesting outlets to stop in and have a seem. I acquired a good deal of loose tea from a store identified as The Artwork of Tea. It’s so pleasant to have tea in the morning at household and be reminded of where by I was.

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

Just one of my collages.

Me, in Haarlem.