I am household with heaps of recollections and photographs of my swift vacation to The Netherlands. It was awesome! I felt totally comfortable and snug there, and constantly felt like I could come across my way all-around when I was on my own.
I went to go to my friend Bonnie who lives in the vicinity of Haarlem, which is in a nice central spot, not much from Amsterdam and Utrecht.
She’s originally from Texas so it was neat possessing an additional American who was interested in executing matters in a various way.
Of training course I was also fascinated with individuals biking and the outstanding infrastructure that is developed to guidance the use of bicycles.
Nearly all people, it appears to be, has a bicycle.
I saw so several forms of bicycles, like some really intriguing ones for delivering mail and food, and ones to hold smaller young children. I noticed heaps of mom and dad and grandparents driving around with extra than one youngster. They had been all cycling authorities!
You surely need to have to glance at the ground to see which path goes exactly where. The good news is factors were being usually coloration coded, which can make a ton of sense. Cyclists usually have the ideal of way!
I discovered myself looking at the floor very typically. There was just so a great deal to see! Seem at this stonework. So quite a few various varieties in this sort of a small spot.
This crossing in Haarlem is awesome!
The flowers ended up attractive and extremely economical. There were many modest shops that experienced wonderful flower preparations, like these kinds of hydrangeas and roses. What stunning hues.
I did not notice that so several folks converse English in The Netherlands. Most store assistants could speak a tiny English if I experienced a problem or two. I didn’t have any difficulties, while as soon as I purchased a slice of pizza at a very little shop, and the teen who aided me obtained a tiny flustered with acquiring to converse English. He was resourceful, while. He swiftly pulled out his cell cell phone and utilised Google Translate to clarify my order specifics.
Some collaging, far too!
A person of the most effective factors about my journey was having to satisfy up with a bunch of wonderful people from the Collective. We satisfied at a pretty property, hosted by my close friend Petra.
There were all around 10 of us gathered at a substantial desk, where we talked and laughed, and shared our assignments and papers. These are some of Petra’s work. Astounding!
Right after lunch we pulled out our most current initiatives and received busy, producing and finding out from just about every other.
It was these types of a good atmosphere and even although most of us experienced only met, we ended up quite cozy with just about every other, it appeared to me.
Additional numerous images
I stayed in Velserbroek, not considerably from Haarlem. Every thing is pretty environmentally friendly. Not surprising with the sum of rain that they get. It was raining practically the full time I was there–and I loved it! What a transform from dry California.
Town heart in Haarlem. There ended up so lots of cool shops to quit in and have a seem. I bought a ton of loose tea from a store named The Art of Tea. It’s so great to have tea in the early morning at property and be reminded of where I was.
If I could have in shape a article box like this into my suitcase, I seriously would have regarded as it. What a elegance! (Petra, this 1 is your neighbor’s!)
Just one of my collages.
Me, in Haarlem.