Today, I saw this article on buzzfeed: 25 gorgeous pictures of The Netherlands that aren’t Amsterdam.
If you have just clicked that link, you have seen that there are a lot of gorgeous places in The Netherlands outside Amsterdam. Don’t get me wrong, the ‘Dam’ is pretty dam gorgeous, but there is more to our tiny country than that! Just like there’s more to England than London and more to the USA than NYC (and all within reasonable distance!).
It’s hard sometime to appreciate the country or area you grew up in:
things get normal when you’ve seen it a 100 times and you start taking it for granted.
This weekend I went boating with my dad on one of our lakes in Loosdrecht;
a gorgeous nature area with a lot of green and beautiful waterfront houses in the middle of our country, between two of our four biggest cities.
While looking out over the water, enjoying the sunshine and a glass of vino, I realized how beautiful my own country actually is, and that I do not always fully appreciate the land and water that surrounded me when growing up.
No, we don’t have rolling green hills, majestic mountains or dramatic waterfalls,
but let’s look at what we DO have, instead of what we don’t.
Lovely cities and villages with canals and historical buildings.
I am proud this tall lady is in the center of the city I live in.
And the place is swamped with tall people too!
If you open your eyes to it, every place has its charm, and just because you see it everyday, doesn’t make it any less special. Appreciate it! Enjoy it!
I guess I just wanted to share my beautiful country with you today
and when looking at these pictures, I actually feel proud.
Credits: a few pictures in this post were taken by the Hobbit