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... Pack up everything you own once a week and drive it round for a few hours.
This week Sam and Rosie have been particularly interested in a short advert they saw involving a vulture and a stork having a fight. Along with clips from the Blue Planet that we're enjoying on the laptop, this has provided endless hilarious conversations about the circle of life and the food chain for all to enjoy on the bus or in the cafe. ...
Today we started late, which was good after the
late night last night, but I woke up not remembering much about what
happened. I also woke up feeling a bit strange. After getting dressed
and doing a bit of packing I went down to breakfast where after
talking to some others, I found out a bit more on what happened last
night. After breakfast I went back to my room to get ready for the
day in Amsterdam. We went to the coach at 9.15am and took the coach
Wow, has it really been almost week since I arrived? I can't believe it! On my last day here, Camille and I did something crucial to any culture. . . explore the foods :)
What I've learned about Dutch cuisine:
1) The Dutch are responsible for donuts! They introduced oliebol which was later adapted to the apple fritter and which Americans further adapted to a donut!
2) The Dutch introduced ...
I'm learning so much already.
Probably my favorite observation: Dutch people sneeze differently than Americans. It's more contained, smaller, and cuter. Kind of like most things I've encountered so far here in Holland.
My least favorite observation: They don't use Kroner in Holland.That's actually only valuable in Denmark. Too bad I'm not going there! But thanks Travelex lady. . . hahaha.
... basically picknick under the trees and enjoy the sights of the trees (and the other people I bet). Of course with recent events in mind the celebrations won't be as elaborate as normal, but there should still be some festivities going on. We'll find out soon enough!
Right, so it's off to the airport now. Good thing the train station is so close, as the local bus/tram company is on strike again today :-(
P.S.: a word ...