I was lucky to catch up with two friends during the time I was in the Netherlands. Wouter is a friend I met seven years ago while studying in Milan. We met up for the day in Amsterdam and played tourist, visiting a cheese tasting shop and doing a canal cruise, wrapping up the day with a few beers by a canal. Though it’s been 7 years, both of us apparently look the same and we both feel it’s only been a few years…time flies!
Mijiza, a friend I met through a fellow Canadian while in Sydney, lives in Rotterdam. She invited me to stay with her for a night and as Rotterdam is enroute to Brussels and London, I figured it would work perfectly. We caught up over dinner and she reminded me that it has been two years since we last saw each other!
With both these friends, I have been able to stay connected through the power of Facebook, staying in tune with their lives and adventures by keeping up-to-date on Facebook feeds. It’s a stark contrast to friends I don’t have on Facebook– staying in touch with these friends is much more difficult! Sadly there is a little bit of “out of sight out of mind” in these situations.
It’s always nice to see foreign friends while abroad and I’m really happy to have been able to reconnect with my Dutchies 🙂