Holland Hiatus

Saying goodbye to my parents for seven months wasn’t an easy thing, but it was time to leave the nest and fly solo…to see what I’m made of and explore a new world on my own.

Saying goodbye to my parents for seven months wasn’t an easy thing, but it was time to leave the nest and fly solo…to see what I’m made of and explore a new world on my own.

I’m terrified of flying, but this view calmed me down a bit after take-off from DC!

I’m terrified of flying, but this view calmed me down a bit after take-off from DC!

Finally arrived in Amsterdam (capital of the Netherlands) and just one bus ride away from my home for the next 7 months, Rotterdam!

Finally arrived in Amsterdam (capital of the Netherlands) and just one bus ride away from my home for the next 7 months, Rotterdam!

Large office building, overlooking a river…very common site here in Rotterdam!

Large office building, overlooking a river…very common site here in Rotterdam!

Traditional Dutch cube houses in the background (top-left)…people actually live in them!

Traditional Dutch cube houses in the background (top-left)…people actually live in them!

If you don’t have a bike in Holland, then you’ll pay a fortune in transportation costs! Good exercise and free transport is always the way to go.

If you don’t have a bike in Holland, then you’ll pay a fortune in transportation costs! Good exercise and free transport is always the way to go.

Waiting for the tram, the street I live on in Rotterdam.

Waiting for the tram, the street I live on in Rotterdam.

Waiting for the tram, the street I live on in Rotterdam.

Waiting for the tram, the street I live on in Rotterdam.

Streets in Europe are so different from what I’m used to in the States. The cars are also much smaller!

Streets in Europe are so different from what I’m used to in the States. The cars are also much smaller!

Beautiful buildings off a major street in the city centre.

Beautiful buildings off a major street in the city centre.

There’s water everywhere! Important business area in the city.

There’s water everywhere! Important business area in the city.

Hakeem is a 3rd year student in the Comm School. See the Netherlands through his eyes as he explores Rotterdam!

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