December 20, 2006

Like the eskimos have lots of words for snow, the dutch have lots of words for train delays. `Wisselstoring’ means so much as ‘the train is stopping here, we’re not sure if and when you can continue your journey, maybe not today, in the meantime you can wait on an overcrowded platform in Gouda. If you can find a train to The Hague, you won’t be able to move from there for a while either. If you then decide to take some pictures instead of hanging out in the station, you discover that your camera carries no CF card, so you better buy one. Take some pictures of bubbles in townhall. When finally arriving in Delft discover that you forgot your bike key, so you have to walk all the way, to arrive on campus 2 hours late.’ Pretty sophisticated language, huh?