Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A visit to Leiden's Botanical Garden

Goedeavond! Hoe haat het met jou? Mijn het haat prima. Ik hou van Leiden!

I am having such a lovely time here, getting to know the city, fellow students and of course mijn  Nederlands oefenen! This trip has gone by entirely too fast and I really wish I could stay longer. If you ever find yourself in Leiden, be sure to visit the Hortus Botanicus

Founded in the 1500s, it's one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world and conveniently located across the street from my flat. The botanische tuinen offer a wide variety of flowers, multiple greenhouses and some interesting sculptures. Summer in Leiden is feels quite dry for a Florida girl and I felt right at home in the humid green house, surrounded by hibiscus and palm Funny enough, everyone was amazed that I actually have palm trees, hibiscus and other 'exotic' in my back yard in Florida. 

Isn't it tempting to lounge in the sunshine on a giant lily pad? 

Mooie bloemen...

Say 'hallo!' to Abi, a new friend from England.

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