📍 Kinderdijk, Netherlands 🇳🇱 I’ve lived in the Netherlands for about half a year now and I’m trying to see as much as I can outside of my studies. Visiting the town of Kinderdijk was much more special than I envisaged it being from what i saw on google images. It really does not do this place justice! As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s realised that something is going to make this place special and the windmills are certainly that, both aesthetically but in terms of their ingenuity. They’re pumps. If it was not for windmills and the Dutch irrigation systems up to 40% of the Netherlands would be flooded! They pump the water from the lowlands to the rivers and keep on top of what could be a swampland. Plus they look gorgeous. We are having a little bit of a mini February heatwave and the way that the sun kisses the crops and windmills is a beautiful sight. It’s a sustainability marvel. It is a shame that the sun sets in the wrong place and I didn’t manage to catch sunrise. There is always next time. I’m also going to try and visit as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will see how that goes.
Pictured are the Overwaard Windmills. They have enough space for a little family to make a home, how lovely would that be?
The Middle East is somewhere that I never really looked into that much as a future travel destination. However last November I found myself on the coast of Israel enjoying the desert heat and livelihood of Tel Aviv-Jafo. The video I put together of the city as well as the various locations I visited surrounding it is now on YouTube! Needless to say, Israel is a place I plan on returning to in the future! 🇮🇱🙏 LINK IN BIO