First of all, it’s Utrecht. So many times I tried to pronounce this small city in the Netherlands and no one had a clue what I was saying or what I was talking about; Even the Dutch. Story of my life.
Second, today marks exactly 6 months since I’ve been in Europe AND my first official post. With every intention of writing weekly, the appeal of being in Europe got the best of me. So here goes nothing. I’m going to try to sum up my first 4 months in the beautifully flat and green Holland:
I don’t even know where to start so I’ll just include a few of my favorite photos:
These photos do not give the country justice to how beautiful it is, but being caught in the whirlwind of the one and only Netherlands, I lack the necessary photos. Sorry. That is my mistake that I now know never to make again.
On to the more fun tips, facts and utter nonsense:
-my 6-story dorm used to be a mental hospital, which explains why every floor was a different color.
-there are no jalapeños in NL
-Riding bikes drunk is fun but dangerous
-kebabs are the best last night snack
-the Dutch are tall & it’s hard for me to find shoes here
-Shrooms (or in Aussie terms: Mushies) can be bought at smart shops
-biking is basically the only mode of transportation so be prepared to ride in rain, sleet or snow
-whole turkeys are expensive and hard to find
-only one day out of 113 was hot enough to wear shorts outside
-I met my Euro/Aussie bff Miss Alexandria Molony:
Overall, I have met some of the coolest, most down-to-earth people in my entire life. They have opened my eyes to things that I never would have noticed or cared about in California. If I could relive these moments over and over again, I would.
I know this is an extremely short post for living 4,000 miles away from my sunny Southern Cali home but with so many adventures and excitement, it’s hard to pinpoint the best ones. I promise to myself, from now on, to keep an updated blog of my experiences in Denmark and the travels along the way.