Wednesday, April 6, 2016

There's More to the Netherlands than Amsterdam

Sonndeg, 6 Abrëll.

I have never been to Amsterdam. In fact, with the exception of a trip to the tulip-filled Keukenhof Gardens in the 90s, I have never been to the Netherlands at all.

It's not that the Netherlands don't have any appeal: it's just that the reasons that most teenagers abroad have for spending a weekend in Amsterdam (cough, cough) have never really appealed to me. (And before you get riled up in defense of Amsterdam, I know that it has more to offer than its coffee shops and am definitely looking forward to exploring the city someday soon. I promise!) But as it turns out, there's more to the Netherlands than Amsterdam. And Rotterdam. And the Hague. And all the places that I had heard of, before approximately one week ago. Thanks to an impromptu road trip with two of my housemates, I spent the weekend discovering two under-appreciated corners of this flat little country: Nijmegen and Domburg.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

That Time I Went to the Netherlands and Played with Wild Horses

Sonndeg, 3 Abrëll.

Do you know those perfect spring afternoons? The ones with blue skies and just the right amount of clouds, with a light breeze that's both warm and cool, with the perfect amount of sunshine? The ones that make you wish that you could freeze time, never moving past that moment? Now take that wonderful feeling ... and add a baby horse.


Wait, what?! Let me explain.