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13 THINGS I HAVE LEARNED IN 2 YEARS OF LIVING IN THE NETHERLANDS
They eat weird shit for breakfast (and lunch)
Breakfast: sprinkles which are clearly meant for ice cream – on bread, with butter and a glass of milk on the side. Lunch? Bread and cheese, with a glass of milk. You just gotta let it go. (Even though I clearly haven’t!!)For dinner they eat pretty normally. If you can call a U-shaped smoked sausage and boiled, then mashed to a pulp veg “normal”.
At the moment I can’t ever imagine myself leaving the Netherlands. I think I am here to stay. I am happy here.And maybe in another 15 years I will have finally mastered the Dutch language…or not.
There are two kinds of expatriates: the kind who move to a foreign country to seize an opportunity for a job or education, and the kind who move to a foreign country for love.
The temporary expat generally sees it as just that: temporary, a step on a career path, an adventure, but one with a foreseeable end date.
The second type, however, doesn’t become an expat intentionally. This accidental expat falls in love, and the person they love happens to come from another country, so the new couple has to choose which country to live in.
Adventures in Integration
Before you knew you’d be coming to the Netherlands, for whatever reason you originally came to the Netherlands, truthfully how much did you know about the country?
Not a great deal, I must be honest. I knew how to say “Proost” from my tour guide days, but I knew nothing of the culture (aside from the prostitution and drug laws) and when I was very young I honestly thought that the dykes were huge concrete walls. I knew it was very flat, and the home of windmills. My mum collects Delft Blue ceramics, so that’s one thing I knew a bit about
only Facebook. Only in Russian 🙂
С подушками более серьезная история:). Поскольку треть нашей жизни мы проводим в постели, то – шутки здесь неуместны – к выбору этого предмета большинство голландцев подходят со всей возможной педантичностью. В специализированных магазинах можно полежать абсолютно на всех и выбрать самую подходящую. Цена на 100% пуховую подушку может доходить до 150 евро
classy one, I think everyone starts with it)
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2) They eat weird shit for breakfast (and lunch)How could we possibly expect to make a list of stuff Dutch people like and not include this perplexing little guttural-sounding word at the top of the list!You will quickly learn that Dutch people
likelove this word. They are fiercely proud of this word and all it represents. I would go as far to say that gezelligheid is the modern day religion of the Dutch. They love it, they need it and they respect it.
7. The open mindset
There’s something special in the open way Dutch people listen to you when you talk about yourself. Self-deprecation and belittling oneself are uncommon.
And, finally: more expat blogs here!
I hope my blog will also someday be in this list 😀