Relationships. Something that I have discovered, over the past five years of living in The Netherlands, is that the Dutch do things differently in this department. It’s common knowledge that the Dutch are known for their tolerance, equality and “freedom of everything” attitude, compared to that of many other cultures. Whilst this may sound likeContinue reading “Double Dutching.”
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Bicycles, bicycles & more bicycles! Pt 3.
The variety of bicycles is enormous and for a non-cyclist, this could be a minefield! My advice is to start with the price for a good “station bike” that offers a “quiet ride”. The next criteria would be the technical elements and for this, I recommend going for the absolute simplets of bicycles, sans leversContinue reading “Bicycles, bicycles & more bicycles! Pt 3.”
Bicycles, bicycles & more bicycles! Pt 2.
The key to the national mode of transport in The Netherlands is not to worry about anyone else – selfish, right? No, sensible and SAFE! My South African mind-set had to make a radical shift if I were to embrace the bicycle culture and survive! Step one is to buy a bicycle and the bestContinue reading “Bicycles, bicycles & more bicycles! Pt 2.”
ShoppingS – lost in translation.
Those first few trips to the grocery store will be forever imprinted in my memory… The Dutch speak charmingly of going to do the shoppingS as the direct translation is from boodschappen, hence the plural in English! Every shop stocks everything which reminds me of the trading stores in rural areas of South Africa whereContinue reading “ShoppingS – lost in translation.”