Hotel Old Dutch
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...this is Holland after all.
This Entry Title is brought to you by my host mom.
Today I got to experience "traditional Holland." In an earlier post I talked about how when Americans think of the Netherlands they think of wooden shoes, windmills and that's about it. Today I saw how Dutch cheese is made, how wooden shoes are made, wore a ridiculous traditional outfit, and ate a Dutch pancake. It was a really solid day.
The au ...
... The cold winds that sweep unchallenged through the Neaderlands (lowlands) gave it a gift and that of energy. With that, the Dutch reclaimed swamps and lakes with the windmills working as pumps. Through a series of coordinated canals of increasing height, the water is raised to sea level and then released into the sea at low tide. It must have been a act of governance for this level ...
... of Venice, Prague or Budapest.
It is a city of bicycles with more bicycles than people. People use bicycles as a means of transportation to and from places and bike lanes are thoroughfares - mini highways. These are not for scenic drives. There is no tolerance for neophytes, and cyclists are very aggressive. If you're slow or unsteady they will simply swerve around knocking you over if necessary. And as a pedestrian, Watch Out! If you are in a lane by mistake you'll ...
Today we went to Volendam. This is a small, touristy fishing village in North Holland. There are a lot of fishing boats of course and there are people walking around in traditional Dutch costume. We went up there on the recommendation of one of my Dutch coworkers.
Upon reaching Volendam, we discovered that the rental car company did not give my dad the necessary parking pass to use street parking, so we looked for a parking garage. After finding one, ...
... Satans to some people and, on this trip, it is too easy to stand out as a target. Even flying is not stress free. We arrive at Schipol Airport on their national day of mourning when the first bodies from Malaysian Air flight 17, which was blown out of the sky over Ukraine, arrive back to Holland, and Ben Gurion Airport in Israel is declared a no fly zone for US and European carriers. Clearly, this will not be a "vacation" in which we will primarily ...