Last weekend, for instance, we drove in the pouring rain into Utrecht to meet with Gabriel's colleagues at Zussen, a posh upscale bar downtown. While the weather outside was frightful, the interior of the bar was absolutely delightful! The cocktail menu was extensive, and each drink was served in a different glass with a variety of different garnishes. It took a while for me to decide on what to have, but I finally settled on a pina colada with huge sprigs of pineapple leaves popping out of the tall skinny glass. It was a lovely evening, and a nice break from our daily routine.
Literally every store window has Zwarte Petes displaying their merchandisePerhaps what is most looked forward to is our upcoming trip to Malta. Malta is, by far, the most exotic location I have ever gotten the chance to visit. Located between northeast Africa and Sicily, it is a sunny little rock embedded in the Mediterranean. We've already planned out some things to see, such as the megalithic ruins (pre-dating the Egyptian pyramids) and the beautiful colourful boats in Marsaxlokk harbor. It's a 3 hour flight from Schipol, and Gabriel and I are counting down the days! We've been checking the weather avidly, and it seems like it's 20 degrees C and SUNNY! Yay!