Baby Swans, A Cemetery, and Major Wardrobe Malfunctions

 

I've decided to quit This Week in Instagram. Judging by the numbers, you guys weren't really reading them anyway. Instead, I am still going to wrap up the week on Sundays, I think it is important to remain consistent. But now with catchier titles!

This week started off pretty normal, I went to class and my tutoring gigs. I complained about Inburgering and developed a study plan for the summer. Fun fact- I have one class left until September. But then, I caught this terrible stomach bug which had me at home on Thursday and Friday. Things just got weirder on Saturday. On my way to Amsterdam, my shoe broke on the train, like not able to walk right with it, broke. I was wearing fancy flip flops and one of the sides came out and the whole bottom came apart. Luckily, I managed to buy some super glue at the Bruna in the station and was able to fix my shoe while hanging out with some friends in the Vondel Park. I ended up heading home to Utrecht super late. While waiting at the bus stop for a ride to Amsterdam Centraal, you will never believe what happened, the other shoe broke! Not as bad as the first one, this time just the side came out. However, while walking down the stairs of the train the whole damn shoe broke! Every step I took the whole bottom would spin around in a circle on the thong.

Since it was 2am and the train was late, I had to wait 40 minutes for the next night bus. I got some Julia's and then tried to repair my destitute shoe. This time however, it did not work. I did manage to accidently glue my foot to the shoe, so at least I could walk. I then proceeded to try and get on the night bus with my OV Chipkaart. Apparently, at night you have to buy a ticket for the bus. SERIOUSLY! And you can't buy it on the bus, you have to go to the overnight counter. As soon as, I stepped off the bus, my foot came unglued, so I limped towards the desk. Then they wanted 5 EUROS! 5 Euros for what in less than four hours would cost me 1.22. Then, I would have to limp the ten minutes home with my busted-ass shoe. I decided at this point  it was time to take a taxi home. 

Yep, it was a fun night! 

But on to the better parts! 

The photo above is a path in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, it is really interesting as it runs along side the Beth Haim Jewish Cemetery. The Beth Haim is the oldest Jewish Cemetery in The Netherlands. It is trying to become a 2012 World Heritage Site. It has my vote! 

Take a gander at these baby swans! 

If you are wondering, I did in fact throw out the shoes! How was your week?

 

Comments

My week was good. Sorry to hear about your shoes! That is just crazy.

I must admit that your "study plan" post got me inspired to do some Dutch studying of my own (hence the counter in most of my blog posts). Although I seem to have fallen off track a bit on Friday and Saturday, I am going to try and get back into it. Crazy verbs!

I hope your Dutch studying is going well. :)

Sorry Kaitlin, feels like I've been a bad blogger friend the last few weeks. I love checking your instagram photos so please keep sharing them!! Hopefully we can catch up soon but our crazy schedules aren't helping xx