|Nov 09, 2006 3:09 pm
||re: re: BBNers - International Experiences Thread - Sharing Global Information & Experiences
| Shobha(usha) gowri
|| Deepak said Norway and I say:Sweden and Denmark and Netherlands and did I forget Belgium?
They told me it was summer-sunny and not to worry about woolens
anyways I had thrown in a few thermals and so I was safe!I thought
On the day I landed at 5 in the morning their time all groggy I read that there is a cold wind from the Arctic(whoa!) and well the temperature dropped to 5.
When my friend found me I was a block of ice!
And then she had her day off and we decided to drive in to the country side and that was the market day
I oggled at the cheese and the food like I was from a country in famine-and ate and bought like there was no tomorrow
I realise most people who travel follow the guide book-insead follow your heart
(in Italy,in Neterhlands,in London,in France ,in South Europe-just follow your heart and drive out of the cities into the vilages
Austria-oh my God -I am digressing)
Water water everywhere-everywhere-and dykes and canals and ships and boats
Was I disoriented-where else will you stop your car to allow a small ship to go ?like we allow the train to go?
Look out of your car window and your neighbor might be a small ship or a boat
And then yo will see the road disapear and open up to allow the boat to pass and then you drive on as if nothing happened
Where ele can you sit in a boat for hours without a care in the world
where else will you wear wooden shoes?
which other country has to battle water and having battled won the war
we drove a 50 mile dyke across the North Sea over the sea -with water all round us
And then the flowers and the Rembrandts and the Van Gough s and the Anne Franks
From there to Belgium-wow
History-and the chocolates-oh the chocolates and the lace and the WAFFLES
I learnt to count my pennnies here-expensive but worth every dime
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