Willkommen to the Netherlands! This is a scenic country with pastoral land that is best enjoyed via bicycles. The minute we entered the area, bicycles were in abundance. We enjoyed the rows of houses and an ornate church in the town center of Maastricht. I especially enjoyed hearing a group of young people speak in their native language as we made a quick stop at a shop. Of course, I had to buy some specialty chocolate! I felt instantly at home with having lovely Dutch relatives of my own.