Saturday, January 20, 2007

Hurricane Season in the Netherlands ...

Having survived Hurricane Cyril (dubbed by the Germans who recorded 123 mph winds ... we only saw 84mph winds in the Netherlands, but evidently enough to cause quite a few people to get blown into the canals in Amsterdam and halt transportation) -- amazingly, no reports of significant flooding despite most of the country (ironically, the most densly populated one in Europe) being below sea level -- I am settling into my homely new apartment in Nijmegen (pronounced : N'aye-may-hen). Despite the 30-40 minute commute to school (with bus transfers) I am quite happy with my situation here, and am enjoying a renewed focus on my studies, research and language skills (watching the likes of Ali G with Dutch subtitles ... hopefully after a few months of this I will be able to speak Nederlands like Borat!) -- imagine, finding discipline in the Netherlands!

Some pics of my spacious apartment's living room and kitchen


My brief backyard, and a nearby football pitch ... a very residential feel for a change !



3 comments:

Randy said...

I have to say good ol chum, this is quite the jolly site. Of course I have to give particular mention of the sheesha (how do you spell ubiquitous?). You officially win the title of uber jet-set medical student. hope you and james had fun in prague. let me know if you plan any other travel plans... cheers mate.

Selma said...

Nice pad!

Ela said...

People should read this.