Going Dutch


Today’s post is gonna be quite short because nothing much happened today and also (surprise, surprise) I’m really tired. I think all I’ve said since I’ve been here is “I’m tired” “It’s cold” “What is this weather” so it really gives you valuable insight into my thinking.

Today we visited Zaanse Schans in Zaandam which is basically a village of windmills. While yesterday was a day of tackling the city centre full of people rushing around (much like sperm), the Zaandijk village was peaceful and serene, save for the tourists that were also visiting the area but even that couldn’t compete with the hustle and bustle that is Amsterdam city. The cottages there were like the scattered houses we saw at the countryside on our way to Keukenhof on the first day. We also visited the windmills, Dutch cheese factory and clog factory. Then we had lunch at a pancake house (apple & cinnamon and bacon & cheese pancakes oh my lord) and headed back to the hotel to check out, hung around at the airport and finally flew back to London City Airport at around 6 PM.

It was really windy and cold when we visited Zaanse Schans. After all, they didn’t call Netherlands the country of windmills for nothing.

At the Dutch cheese factory, I saw many Dutch girls wearing white hats and aprons and went into a thinking stupor wondering why it seemed as if I’ve seen those images many times before when it was my first time in Holland and then it struck me that I’ve seen it on the Dutch Lady milk cartons and then oh! Dutch Lady. Michelle, you’re so intelligent oh ho ho

It was also Queen’s Day in Holland so I got a free orange scarf from the hotel I was staying at and it had a crown symbol on it as well as the date 30.4.2013 which is really cool.

Now I’m back in London and ready for another round of adventures!

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Photos here, as usual.

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Michelle Teoh

26-year-old cynical Asian, book enthusiast and purveyor of fine sarcasm.

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