I’m back! After spending the last four months in Africa, working and travelling, I am back in the Netherlands since yesterday. And boy does it feel good to be home. Because, even if I’m not from here, and even if I have only been here for a short while, I truly feel like I’ve come home. And what a wonderful homecoming, to Holland at its summertime best, to the city of Utrecht blooming in all its sunny glory!
In my short time away, in such drastically different milieux, I managed to forget about all the little joys of Dutch life that I relish – afternoon teas in quaint cafés, cutely decorated (curtain-less) windows, bustling canal-side restaurants and bars, entire families on bicycles… I will continue the list as I rediscover everything anew in the coming weeks.
Well, it’s time to finish unpacking and settling in, I just wanted to let you know that What the Dutch has come back to life after its long spring hibernation.