Netherlands – part 2 (Maastricht, Eindhoven)

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Definitely the longest time I have put my blog on hold as I have finally returned to reality; back to GMT +8. Now finally, a break from meeting family and friends, time for some self indulgent me-time.

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I know I know, a Church in Europe, no big deal. But hey, guess what’s actually inside?

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Wait a minute, doesn’t that look kind of like a bookstore? Well because it IS a bookstore! For once, 9gag posts aren’t myths! Of course there is big Miffy at child section 🙂

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On a side note, highly recommend this funny and enlightening book from Sweden “The hundred- year -old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared.” It made me laughed a few times on my flight back.

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Haven’t had any good waffles after my visit to Belgium in late Feb…until I met this pink store! They actually put chocolate sticks INTO hot waffles so by the time you bite till the middle, it melts in your mouth. hmm delicious.

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I have seen many tourist trains, but solar paneled ones? Definitely the first time!

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Somehow everyday was bright sun white cloud blue sky in Netherlands. Chilling by the river under the swaying shadows of slender trees; resting alongside people smoking weed, ahem, I mean enjoying themselves under the sun; watching mean black ducks chasing kinder ones  on the water surface… I can picture myself doing this for another few months.

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Perks of being young: seemingly infinite time we’ve got. Seconds, minutes, hours that make up lives. Yet, the last 5 months flew by so quickly and before I can fully process it, I am into my last year in college. Time is so precious, do what you want to do and meet who you want to meet. Tomorrow might sound like a big promise but it really is no guarantee.

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I was told the Treaty that created a common currency – Euro was signed right here at Maastricht 😉 To be honest, politicians should be more creative than naming their treaties after where they signed it…

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Young adults playing saxophone next to the river, and I assume that’s what they do every weekend!

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Then a nice long reading break with…unknown drink, well we ordered lemonade but as long as it’s cold I am happy.

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Roads are paved completely in old tiles making it extremely difficult to ride a bike.

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It felt like Spring, everything blooming and you never know what to expect around the next corner 🙂 So many things are just waiting to happen.

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Banks in Eindhoven somehow looked like big mansions…

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And that’s a store inside an egg. Why is every building so unexpected?

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Lastly, the first time I live in a room all by myself. The door number was not the luckiest but it was such a lovely single room. I actually had to buy an old school clock as my phone was lost :/ thank god I did not miss my flight. NOT even once. 😉

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