Okay, I know this blog is based on the premise of me visiting Missouri (or just any state, but well, there’s the title and all…), but I really liked this youtube clip. It’s actually an American doing the same thing I do. He came from Seattle to Groningen to see the bicycles. I have seen American tourists take pictures of the bicycles here. I have heard them complain how you cannot just cross the street without looking first to see if you’re about to be run over by some riding a bicycle. Somehow, the guy in the next youtube clip is noticing something quite extraordinary about Groningen. He is riding his bike through the city center and cannot get over one thing. If you guess what it is, you win a prize. Also, notice how he’s the greatest danger on the road. If you’re not used to cycling in Holland, maybe filming it is one step too far. For those of you who would take pictures of a bicycle shed (it happens), make sure you check out 3:30. Thanks to Jelle for sending me the video and Mario for shooting it.
Can you guess what his culture shock is about?