Oh, hey, Jerry Jacobs! 👋 I live in the Netherlands too now and I love the way everything is organized here although I’m still not super confident on my bike. I can’t tell whether it’s slightly too high for me or if it’s a simple matter of ongoing exhaustion affecting my sense of balance.
For now, I walk everywhere, it’s safer for everyone. ;-)
As for the benefits of living in a small country, I’ve just had the weirdest experience ordering contact lenses after regular business hours last night and having them turn up at lunchtime today without even being charged for shipping.
Going back to food, the constant availability of super tasty Dutch strawberries is an absolute joy to me. Oh, there’s also ready-made food that doesn’t suck, like a boxed salad from the supermarket. I’m so taken with one that I wrote, well, this: