I decided to escape The Netherlands and go back to Norway

Fredensborg, Denmark

Dear all,

After two weeks home I decided it was enough already and left The Netherlands to go back to Norway (yeah, once in Scandinavia….). Before I left we first had the scholarship ceremony of UWC The Netherlands where a couple of people in our yeargroup met and talked about the different UWC’s and our time there. I also met Isabelle, the Dutch girl going to RCN. During that day I felt so incredibly unimportant. It was like I didn’t matter, of course the attention was for the coming students, but nobody seemed to care that I just spent the last two years at UWC. We were not important.

On Thursday I stepped into the train from Bussum to Hamburg, a 5 hour trip. This was the start of my interrail trip! In Hamburg I took the S-baan to a place close to Belva’s aunt (the S-baan was free for me, what I didn’t know so I paid €5,10 to stand in rush hour in a train that was too full with a huge backpack, not used to this after Flekke). It was really nice to see Belva (Indonesia) again, we cycled to the Elbe, had to fix a bike and found ourselves accidentally in a place full of people smoking weed… In the evening we were roommates for one more time. The next day we cycled on the other side and over the Elbe, it was really nice. Unfortunately, I had to leave already around 3. I took the S-baan back to Hamburg where I met Christian (Germany), Christian is a German boy who went to UWCUSA and he offered to host me (Facebook is actually quite amazing, I have to admit) and he showed me around in Hamburg. I have seen so much and it seems like a nice, but quite rich city. 


Cycling with Belva

It was interesting to see the number of German flags around. As far as I know Germany is not nationalistic due to its history. Last I discovered it was because of the European Championship football. Not important this year, Netherlands doesn’t play.

The next morning I took the train to my next stop; Norman’s (Denmark) house! The train ride turned out to be 8 hours, because there was a delay so I was forced to wait in the sun for the next train to come.

Right after I crossed the German-Danish border my passport got checked because Denmark closed its border because if the refugee crisis.

We I arrived at Norman’s place he wasn’t there (UWC gathering), but Dylan (USA) who is staying picked me up from the station. The following days we did a lot of nice things, we relaxed in the sun (or, I relaxed, they worked in the garden), went for a really big icecream, tried ginger beer, watched comedy, gossiped (duuuuuh) and Norman and I went to Copenhagen!

Copenhagen is a super duper cosy city and it must be so nice to study there!

Tomorrow I will continue my journey up to Norway. I will stay in Denmark but visit more UWC people, jeeej!

For now, good night and sorry for the weird blog (I am writing this on my phone) and if you want to follow my blog, enter your email on the right side. Byeeeeee


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