After one year in The Netherlands 🇳🇱
What’s good, bad or neither ?
A personal insight to this wonderfully flat country from a travelling digital nomad
Top things that I love ❤️
On average it’s warmer 👍
Around 5-10c hotter than The UK
Being based in the south of the country, sandwiched between Germany and Belgium seems to give a little extra warmth and easy access to two beautiful countries
For a foodie, there is a huge selection of worldwide cuisine, Indonesian being very popular, everyone has there own Sate recipe
Plus the fruit/veg stalls have a huge selection of local produce to Far Eastern delicacies
Public transport is top, usually 99.9% reliable with clean carriages, toilets and helpful friendly staff
Everybody is very friendly,
The beginning in the middle and end of conversations, requests at bars or in a supermarket they add, please/thank you, you’re welcome and they all speak very good English
Plug sockets ! it’s a weird one I know but as they are two pin they can go either way in the socket
And finally …
Europe is a great location for travel ( usually that is)
With the speedy ICE train, Eurostar and flights to almost every where … with everything crossed for more adventures in the coming year
And on the downside, surprisingly not many …
The kitchen !
More specifically, the oven or rather lack of,
They love microwaves, combination ones so you cook and grill, most are the size of a small microwave so who knows how they cook for many ?
My biggest feat was creating Christmas Day roast dinner with an oven the size of a shoe box !
Mint sauce !
I love mint sauce 🙂
I tried to explain what it was and the consistency
Luckily I ordered a couple of jars from British food store in line
And lastly …..
Being able to buy bras, I am a 34h and lovely colourful lingerie and it’s simply not a Dutch think big boobs !
However at least there is the internet 🙂
Until the next time
If you think travel is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal !