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Studying Netherlands

Somehow during the course of this morning when I was trying to find the difference between ‘alsjullieblieft‘ and ‘alstublieft‘, I ran across an old blog called Downwind of Amsterdam. This guy from the states lived in Naarden, just east of Amsterdam, for a little over a year for work. He gets a bike and extensively travels around the country, writing about each trip and posting pictures. I spent all night reading every page and it makes me eager to visit the Nederland countryside. Keukenhof, near the Zuid-Holland town of Lisse, looks like an amazingly beautiful place to visit. Wikipedia tells me it’s the world’s largest flower garden.

The Dutch word of the day site has been most helpful. I’m recognizing more and more words that I wouldn’t have ordinarily been able to pick out with context clues.

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