My trip to The Netherlands

My trip to The Netherlands

My trip to The Netherlands

I am property with heaps of recollections and pics of my quick vacation to The Netherlands. It was wonderful! I felt completely relaxed and comfy there, and always felt like I could discover my way all over when I was on my individual.

I went to visit my close friend Bonnie who life in the vicinity of Haarlem, which is in a awesome central locale, not considerably from Amsterdam and Utrecht.

She’s initially from Texas so it was neat having another American who was intrigued in doing things in a distinctive way. 

Of study course I was also fascinated with people biking and the amazing infrastructure that is built to support the use of bicycles. 

Virtually everybody, it appears, has a bicycle. 

I observed so several varieties of bicycles, which includes some incredibly appealing kinds for offering mail and food, and ones to hold smaller young children. I noticed plenty of mom and dad and grandparents using all over with additional than 1 child. They ended up all biking specialists!

You unquestionably have to have to glimpse at the ground to see which path goes the place. Luckily issues ended up generally color coded, which can make a whole lot of perception. Cyclists always have the ideal of way!

I identified myself searching at the floor fairly typically. There was just so considerably to see! Look at this stonework. So many different kinds in these a small area.

This crossing in Haarlem is awesome!

The bouquets were being gorgeous and quite reasonably priced. There were a lot of modest outlets that experienced wonderful flower preparations, like these ones of hydrangeas and roses. What lovely colours.

I did not know that so a lot of persons discuss English in The Netherlands. Most shop assistants could discuss a small English if I experienced a query or two. I did not have any difficulties, nevertheless when I purchased a slice of pizza at a very little store, and the teen who served me received a little flustered with acquiring to talk English. He was resourceful, nevertheless. He speedily pulled out his mobile phone and applied Google Translate to clarify my get specifics.

Some collaging, much too!

Just one of the finest points about my trip was receiving to meet up with a bunch of wonderful folks from the Collective. We met at a charming home, hosted by my good friend Petra.

There were being all-around 10 of us gathered at a big table, exactly where we talked and laughed, and shared our projects and papers. These are some of Petra’s work. Wonderful!

Just after lunch we pulled out our most current projects and received occupied, building and studying from every single other. 

It was these a wonderful ambiance and even even though most of us experienced only achieved, we have been quite comfortable with each individual other, it appeared to me.

More different shots

I stayed in Velserbroek, not much from Haarlem. Anything is pretty environmentally friendly. Not astonishing 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.

Metropolis center in Haarlem. There were being so a lot of interesting retailers to stop in and have a glance. I purchased a lot of unfastened tea from a store named The Artwork of Tea. It is so nice to have tea in the early morning at house 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 viewed as it. What a magnificence! (Petra, this 1 is your neighbor’s!) 

1 of my collages.

Me, in Haarlem.