Also the saying "Nothing in life is free" strictly applies here accept to WiFi in cafes. Drink refills and condiments are not free here. I had to pay $1.00 for (2) small packets of ketchup yesterday at Burger King. If they were the size of the ones you get a Chick-fil-a that might ease the pain, but they were smaller than that. I did get (2) free packets of frietsaus yesterday, friets are french fries. So being the creative person I am, I have decided to get a travel size shampoo bottle and fill it with ketchup and I will carry that around with me daily.
Words I learned this week:
Nee = No (I heard that word a lot yesterday when we were opening up a bank account).
Kip = Chicken
Friets = Fries
Kaas = Cheese
Fiets = Bike.
If you can't remember what things are, take maters in your own hands and label everything.
|This is what I did to my washing machine. Nothing a label maker and Google Translate couldn't fix.|
Driving is another story here. You truly have to always be on the look out for bikes, cars, people and now add trams to that list. The trams travel in the middle of the street, so you have to take extra caution when making a turn while driving a stick shift. Now that the first week is over, I'm sure the next few weeks will be interesting. The lady at the Expat Center told us the first month is the hardest. I hope it goes easy.