Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sharles' Study Abroad Blog: Arrival in The Netherlands

Oud-Beijerland



My arrival in The Netherlands was one that could be described as lovely and picturesque.  I landed on a Friday morning so this left the whole weekend to get acquainted with the country and its people.  As I rode the train from Schiphol airport to Rotterdam to meet my host, I couldn’t help but to take in the scenes that were passing by so quickly outside the fast train windows.  One moment I was just outside the capital city and the next I was flowing by enormous fields of rich green color and large modern windmills could be seen in the distance. With the coming days, my host introduced me to famous sights and historic monuments such as Villa Augustus, Noah’s Ark (built to biblical measurements), the Kinderdijk World Heritage site, and the vintage city of Dordrecht.  I also had the opportunity to see the Rotterdam skyline during the day and even the night.  She also introduced me to exciting local extravaganzas on the mini island of Oud-Beijerland.  We browsed the local shops as I was caught by the welcoming aroma of the town.

NOTE: This post originally appeared on Sharles' personal blog: www.sharlesabroad.wordpress.com

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