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Hi you all.
Here I am. My new blog but now about my life as an Au Pair in America.
In about 9 days I leave this beautiful country named the Netherlands. The countdown is started yiehaaa.
I was always convinced that I knew where I would be the next few years. But taking this amazing year abroad I really don't know it yet. But hey let's say: sometimes it's better to leave ...
... to glance in their direction and they are over. I love the way that serving alcohol from cafes is no big deal. Picture folks at the Bean Tree, at 10am, having a glass of beer or wine; so civilized. Although the Euro exchange rate is knocking me around a little, comparatively, food and drinks etc are quite cheap. We do live in the best country on the planet, but, we pay for it.
And remember.............."We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us." Anonymous
... to it. Rows of bare grape vines line the hill in front of a stone wall. The entrance is marked with a massive red door and nestled in on top is a restaurant. I take a seat under the vaulted ceilings and enjoy a crisp dutch white wine.
Back on the train to Leuven I join the masses of students and commuters. I follow them through the train stations until I find myself walking up to my front door.
... that! Next morning we see the public moorings about 100 yards downstream and move there before anybody spots that we're trespassing. Lunch out in Maastricht today, sitting outside under heaters - great 3 course set lunch. Weather freezing and wet. We've decided to move on in the morning so that there's no chance of cruising in the dark ...
... our overnight accommodation.
The following morning we will have an 8-hour bus ride to Tamatave/Toamasina, where the Africa Mercy is docked.
I'm pretty nervous for the adventure that lies ahead; but I am confident it will be an unforgettable and life-altering experience. An experience that wouldn't have been possible without the unwavering support of my parents, my employer, Mercy Ships Belgium and the not-for-profit organisation Acrima. Thank you!
Other places to stay in Schin op Geul
Oud valkenburg 14-18, Schin op Geul | Hotelfrom $79
Vinkenbergstraat 22, Schin op Geul | Hotelfrom $120
Grachtstraat 90, Schin op Geul | Hotelfrom $121
Hoogbeek 12, Schin op Geul | Hotelfrom $112
Strucht 22, Schin op Geul | Hotelfrom $46