Seeing and being able to utilize the bike lanes spanning all across the city was a real highlight to the trip for me personally. Having been my favorite method of travel back when I was younger it brought out some great memories going through the old neighborhoods and streaking downhill in the underground paths at [...]
Today is the day before I go back home to Indiana. So this last reflection is just to let you all know this has been enjoyable experience going around Europe and making new friends on this SA. Cody Phillips
Day 11 - Rotterdam The highlight of my day would have to be dinner at Rhoon Castle. The location was beautiful, and the dinner they served was delicious. I’m glad we had the opportunity to network a little bit with some of the Rotary members in and around our meal.
Day 10 - Rotterdam Getting to Rotterdam was certainly taxing, what with all the train rides, but I’m happy to find that it’s a beautiful city. I’m artistic, so seeing all statues, installations, and paintings around the city was super interesting. The nightlife also seems really cool.
Today I had a long train ride Rotterdam. Then had a city tour and food tasting of Rotterdam which was pretty cool. Also got to see the cube houses Cody phillips
Rotterdam is a melting pot of cultures and is full of diversity because many groups of people have moved here and brought their cultures with them. This was very obvious when we took the food tour because the food origins came from a wide variety of other countries. Normally, once a food is brought into [...]
Today we arrived in Rotterdam and the city is awesome! The food tour took us to the cathedral which is one of the only original buildings due to being in the center of the city. The city now is very modern. The cafes serves coffee among other twists you may not find in the states. [...]
Today was a side detour to meet up with a new friend. He lives in a quaint little town called Luneburg. This town like several other small towns is filled with locals who seem to slow down quite a bit compared to the hustle and bustle of Hamburg. This was originally a salt mining town [...]
We went and ate Dutch food today. Dutch food is pretty good.
The sudden starts, stops, and blending between old and new architectural styles throughout the city caused by the bombings during WW2 gives it a very unique feel compared to the more consistently traditional styles of previous cities we have visited in Europe. Showing that the people are able to move with the times while still [...]