18 Things I ‘ve learnt during living in Netherlands
Hello friends and a Happy New Year to You All! I know it’s a blogging custom to start the new year with resolutions and life advice, but this time I wanna share a small pbucket of wisdom instead. So, here’s what I’ve learnt during my time spend in the beautiful Netherlands:
- Expensive hotels have much better room service and cleaning standards and a fuller breakfast.
- Traveling the world changes you. I’ve become more social and open to the world and I feel every town, at which I’ve spend a considerable amount of time, my home.
- The first days are the hardest, but once you find your orientation everything becomes easier.
- Google Maps is a really powerful tool.
- Join some facebook groups when searching for renting a house, it will make things much smoother. Oh! and you’re gonna need at least a week until you find a descent one.
- Additional expenses always come up, so be financially prepared!
- Making mistakes and learning from them is an enjoyable process.
- Common sense differs a lot from country to country. Hygiene standards as well.
- I wasn’t feeling like a foreigner while staying there, because of the multiculturality and the fact that every one speaks English, even the elderly.
- Don’t stress out about the things you can’t control. Just be strategic about how to lead yourself to the solution of your problem.
- Always curry with you hydrating cream with sunblock filters, lipstick and mascara. You never know when they’ll come handy.
- Always have your camera or your cell phone with you to capture the best moments of your trips.
- Parks are indeed wonderful and very relaxing.
- Nothing compares to home-made food (Netherlands cuisine sucks -sorry Netherlands!).
- Be dressed in comfy and chic clothes.
- It’s cold! bring your jacket with you.
- Always keep a plaster in your pocket.
- Always curry your notebook with you, because best ideas usually come unexpected.
Kisses until next time