So now 6 months passed since our move in Netherlands. In fact we are in between 6 and 7, but who counts? 6 months of freedom, I think of them this way. Day by day I encounter with myself and it’s a nice feeling to be individual again. But many things changed in my life, good and bad. Over all, I can’t say I am homesick, I am just “friendssick”. Because most of the friends I had, just got off from the picture and the funny meetings are replaced with emails or messenger.
But what have I learned in this 6 months?
- If the intercity has delays and in between there’s a sprinter don’t you ever take the sprinter! The intercity will, 99% of the time, arrive first at the destination.
- Don’t forget to check out!
- Most of the time when somebody asks you something in Dutch and you reply in English, they will say “Oh, you speak English!” and just leave.
- Don’t stare at the naked girls in the gym’s locker room!
- You will find semolina in Albert Heijn stores, but only mixed with milk.
- If you want something similar with Romanian food & taste go to the Turkish stores.
- Apples have no taste.
- A sandwich means bread and cheese.
- There’s no fresh cow cheese.
- There’s no sheep cheese.
- There’s only cheese.
- In the market the fruits are the same as the ones in the stores, but more expensive.
- Feel free, don’t judge and you will not be judged.
- Don’t mind people who aren’t polite, it is just they have a different polite standard.
- Some neighbors will speak in Dutch with you even if they know you don’t speak Dutch.
- Going out means drinking 300 ml of beer and not 2 liters.
- Going out means eating some Dutch snacks and not cheese with eggs and polenta.
- Concerts means nice music with a 250 ml beer in your hand.
- Small is big, when you’re speaking in beer terms.
- Drink beer – it’s tasty.