I am residence with lots of recollections and shots of my speedy trip to The Netherlands. It was awesome! I felt absolutely calm and relaxed there, and usually felt like I could discover my way all-around when I was on my own.
I went to pay a visit to my close friend Bonnie who life around Haarlem, which is in a pleasant central site, not far from Amsterdam and Utrecht.
She’s at first from Texas so it was neat obtaining an additional American who was interested in executing factors in a distinct way.
Of study course I was also fascinated with people biking and the outstanding infrastructure that is built to aid the use of bicycles.
Practically everyone, it would seem, has a bicycle.
I noticed so a lot of varieties of bicycles, together with some really fascinating ones for delivering mail and food items, and types to hold smaller small children. I saw tons of parents and grandparents using about with extra than just one kid. They were being all biking specialists!
You definitely require to appear at the floor to see which route goes exactly where. The good thing is issues had been frequently color coded, which tends to make a whole lot of sense. Cyclists often have the proper of way!
I located myself hunting at the floor pretty usually. There was just so significantly to see! Search at this stonework. So numerous different sorts in these kinds of a compact region.
This crossing in Haarlem is amazing!
The flowers were lovely and really economical. There were being quite a few small retailers that experienced incredible flower preparations, like these types of hydrangeas and roses. What stunning shades.
I did not notice that so several men and women converse English in The Netherlands. Most store assistants could communicate a minimal English if I had a issue or two. I did not have any challenges, however after I requested a slice of pizza at a minimal store, and the teen who aided me received a minimal flustered with possessing to converse English. He was resourceful, while. He speedily pulled out his mobile mobile phone and utilized Google Translate to explain my buy particulars.
Some collaging, too!
A person of the most effective factors about my vacation was finding to meet up with a bunch of superb folks from the Collective. We achieved at a wonderful residence, hosted by my friend Petra.
There have been close to 10 of us collected at a big desk, wherever we talked and laughed, and shared our projects and papers. These are some of Petra’s work. Awesome!
Just after lunch we pulled out our hottest assignments and got fast paced, producing and understanding from each and every other.
It was these a wonderful atmosphere and even however most of us had only met, we were being quite snug with every single other, it seemed to me.
Far more numerous photographs
I stayed in Velserbroek, not far from Haarlem. All the things is extremely environmentally friendly. Not stunning with the sum of rain that they get. It was raining virtually the whole time I was there–and I loved it! What a alter from dry California.
Town centre in Haarlem. There ended up so lots of interesting shops to stop in and have a appear. I bought a great deal of unfastened tea from a shop termed The Artwork of Tea. It’s so good to have tea in the early morning at household and be reminded of wherever I was.
If I could have fit a post box like this into my suitcase, I significantly would have regarded as it. What a elegance! (Petra, this one particular is your neighbor’s!)
One of my collages.
Me, in Haarlem.