Hotel 'T Voorhuys
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In the Netherlands people also celebrate December 26. They call it "second Christmas Day". It's pretty much the same as the day before; there is lots of food. Most stores are closed and people spend the day with their family and friends.We're going for a bike ride to get some fresh ...
Today the garbage truck came to pick up plastic only! My oma's town hands out special bags in which you can put ALL your plastic waste. So used sandwich bags, empty bottles, packaging etc. This big plastic bag gets picked up every week. You have to hang it off the lamp post, on one of the hooks. This way the garbage/plastic stays off the ground and mice and other rodents can't get in ...
... a dirt floor, and they practice using the equipment in the indoor field often. It was my first time seeing a potato harvester. Near this barn, we met some students who were in the truck pulling club. They were building a pickup truck to use for contest, similar to tractor pulls.
After the farm tour, Jennie and I had to leave to go home with our homestay student, Mark. We were missing another farm visit, but got to start our homestay early.
... br> After our professor herded us back to the guest house, everyone either went right to bed or took a shower. I was the only student with my door open on the second floor. Some Dutch boys had gotten the keys somehow to the guest house and came upstairs. They stopped in my room, where I was working on uploading pictures, and asked what everyone was doing. I explained that we had to get up early so most were going to bed. They didn't like that answer ...
Today we travelled to the first World Heritage Site in the Netherlands:
The Island of Schokland
Except it is not an island any longer.
Imagine, in prehistoric times a landscape, part of the mainland and beginning to be settled by hunter gatherers. By about 1000 AD fishermen begin to make a living here ...