The Netherlands: Afsluitdijk

My 2 weeks vacation is finally here. I am so glad that I can have some time out from work, relax and again discover more of the world around me.

25th of June 2012: Finally no rain! This means that we can go out and visit Afsluitdijk. So what’s so special about this dike?… It saves The Netherlands from being flooded. This is the reason why Netherlands exists as what my boyfriend says.

This is really far from where im living. It took us an hour to arrive to the famous “Het Monument” restaurant in Afsluitdijk. Upon arriving at the dike, I wasn’t really aware that we were there since it is just a long high way connecting the other side of Holland, and I actually expected more of it (like seeing a big building of a dike with flowing waters). All you can see is the nice view of the sea, a long road, boats, cars and the restaurant. I feel special now because I am in the most important part of the country. I am in the place where the big history was. If you come there and think how important it is, you will really feel how the Dutch strive to create this. They are great dike builders.

Dinner and Movie date with my Colleagues (Caroline’s Farewell Party)

For the short time that I have been with my colleagues, another one will leave 😦

At around 17:00- 00:00, 21st of June 2012: Cineworld Meetup! (in Beverwijk)

It’s my first time to be in Beverwijk and the first time to dine and watch here in Cineworld. So, I can say that I did really love the atmosphere of this place. No wonder why my colleagues choose this site to gather and eat.

Cineworld Beverwijk: The restaurant and Movie house.

Restaurant’s Interior

This restaurant have really tasty food. I loved the food! It is so tasty and as I may say its worth the price.

My appetizer (Chicken salad with goat cheese, cucumber, dried tomatoes, onion, wallnuts and honey mustard dressing)

My main dish (Two sticks of pork tenderloin with peanut sauce, kroepoek, potato salad and cucumbers)

My dessert (Profiterol- Big soes with icecream, advocaat, almond, whipcream and warm chocolate sauce)

So we actually stayed in the restaurant at around 18:00 til 21:30. We ate, took pictures and talked A LOT! Diet is kinda gone again from this dinner date. Im really so full and thankful.

After this big dinner of non-stop serving of food and drinks. Its time to watch some movie! We watched Snow White and The Huntsman. The movie was good as what I have seen. It is still a Snow White story but then in an extra-ordinary way. Love the effects and the way how they portrait the characters in the story.

Oh and I cant believe this. Normally, from what I think and know, it is not allowed to put your legs on the chair infront of your seat but well we did it! I felt at home from a 126 minutes of movie. Its 2 hours yes, and we got home at around 00:00.

Feet and Legs resting 😛

And so our day ends with wishes, hugs and see you at work!

Epilogue:

Caroline,

Im not really sure if you will see this in the future, but I just want to say thank you for your helpfulness and being so friendly to me. You are one of the smartest colleagues I’ve met and also one of the funniest. I know, I may not be one of the person that you will always talk to or someone who will you contact always. I’m just glad that I have known you and luckily facebook will always keep us in touch.  🙂

Well I might visit you in Sittard one day and just have a small get together. I know you are happy right now and I am really proud for this big step you are going to face in Limburg. Life there I guess is not really different from here although you just have to learn a bit of the dutch dialect. 😛

So Caroline, ill try my best not to say bye bye. I would rather say… See you soon!

Veel liefs,

Jam 🙂