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Utrecht

I convinced the German guys to visit Utrecht. Apparantly it’s only around 1 hour with the train. So we visit this first, before going to Berlin on the same day.

And although Utrecht is great, around half a day is enough to explore the city. I bet you can explore it more when you meet people, locals, who are willing to take you around.

The most beautiful things of Utrecht are the canals. Just like Amsterdam has, but Utrecht has it a bit more smaller, smaller scale. It’s truly amazing. Sad thing though is that I couldn’t find any rental boats to take to sail it. But strolling around is already tons of fun.

And yes.. also here we had a great time on one of the many terraces, enjoying our cold one. People are so nice here. They help you with the directions, and the waiters are very polite. We have an extraordinary time just being window shoppers.

Berlin

Finally have we arrived in Berlin. And I’m not a person to say this, this early but. I think I would really like to live here. Berlin, what a city. It has everything you can wish for.

Berlin has these famous parts, but also the more unfamiliar parts. My two friends are really awesome and said, because I’m new, I have to visit the new parts first. Even though it’s really nice, it doesn’t have the ambiance the old parts have. And therefore visiting the new is better.

We visited Sony Center. The architecture of this is amazing. For lunch we had a burger right at the center, from an Australian place. The prices are very fair and around 10 euros for a large burger with fries and a drink. I think I really starting to fall in love with this city.

Amsterdam

I’m staying in Amsterdam a bit longer because I met two German guys who are willing to take me to Berlin.

Berlin is apparently a very interesting city which has a very old and very new city in one. I’m very curious how this turns out to be. But first we are going to explore this city a bit first. Because they are apparently German we already started drinking at 10 am and about to go to a so-called Beer Museum. Very curious what this could be.

Today we were so lucky we had this great weather. Amsterdam is one hell of a city, it’s so lively. And the old houses are great, people say it’s similar to Utrecht but then much, much bigger. I’m doubting to go directly to Berlin or first visit Utrecht before going to Germany.

But first another beer with the Germans in one of the ‘BROWN CAFÉ’s’. Like Trump would say: It’s great, it’s truly great!

Amsterdam

I arrived in one of the best airports in the world: Schiphol. Wow, it’s huge and already very futuristic like. Did you know that The Netherlands is below sea level? Crazy right. When there will be a flood, this whole country will be destroyed by mother nature. But I don’t think this will ever happen.

From Wikipedia I learned that this happened back in the day somewhere but still it wasn’t as bad as many people believe nowadays.

What a city. I walked on the Damrak towards the Dam and ate a traditional Belgium fries. Weird right, I’m in Amsterdam (Holland) but enjoying my Belgian Frieds.

Amsterdam is great, it truly is. There are so many diversities in people and so many people ride their bikes!

Before The Journey

It can always be a sad thing to say goodbye to your loved ones for a long trip. However, with WhatsApp, Skype, Email and what not for the netizens it’s not that sad anymore. With a stable internet connection (like one of the many WiFi places in Europe) you can have a video call in an instant.

Getting the preparation done can be a pain in the ass. However, yes, thanks to the internet it doesn’t have to be that hard. Just open a browser, go to a search engine, and search what you are looking for. I always work with two open tabs. The one I’m visiting and a review website. For example of course I need some good medical insurance as I will be staying in another country. Maybe even as an expat as I can work from anywhere. So I also tried searching for an expat health insurance. I checked some reviews and it turned out there are some great ones. Picked one, scrape it off my list and went to another one.

For example the international drivers’ license, yes very important. Even though we do a lot of surfing (pun intended) we also need to drive through these beautiful countries. Also I did some checking on a good camera and found this as well.

I’m boarding now! Greetings and see you later.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/18/opinion/sunday/make-america-singapore.html?_r=0
https://www.now-health.com/en/hong-kong/international-health-insurance/
https://www.tapinto.net/towns/south-brunswick-cranbury/articles/congresswoman-bonnie-watson-coleman-statement-on-4