Off to the Lowlands!
I am shocked; terribly shocked! I know, I was not expected to be so, but this factor just seemed to slip off my mind. Living in a tropical country like India, one merely gets the feeling of the days getting longer in the summers and shorter in the winters. However yesterday I incidentally had a look on the sunrise and sunset times in Netherlands and I was astonished. "How on earth can sun set at 10:00 PM at a place?" was the reaction. I am still unable to digest the fact that this can happen. Now you may call me stupid as I knew (since ages) that the poles have 6 months each of day and night; and this 'change' should not happen suddenly; but ya...my brain didn't take that into account somehow. (By the way, now I can appreciate why Norway is called 'the land of midnight sun' :) )
Anyways, I am off to Netherlands in a couple of days for a summer internship (for two months). So, most probably, next post will be from the land of men who conquered the sea. The budget is extremely tight but let us see what is in store there... Lots of work I guess...
Any suggestions for a first time abroad visitor?