Ahhh, dear readers. This is what 2012 feels like. My year started excellent. I dropped my girlfriend off at the airport, decided to clean my room and then locked myself outside my building for over seven hours. Still, it didn’t let me down. Before I dropped her off, Missouri (I have decided that’s a good nickname on many levels) spend the week here. As this blog is featured around me visiting Missouri, this particular one will go the other way around. I have learned quite some interesting stuff about my own culture last week.
In fact, last week I learned a lot of new things, but one of them is really connected to last week. As you might remember, 2011 has ended (yes, really) and the last day of the year is celebrated differently in different countries. The Dutch have a nasty habit though, which uniqueness I never fully realized: we try blowing up our own country. A lot of countries use fireworks to some extent, but only the Dutch are crazy enough to all buy their own and lighting it all day. Throughout December 31st, it sounds like you’re in a war zone, climaxing just after 12am. I have posted here a youtube video of Amsterdam at midnight. Not my video, but some woman who had to endure the same stories as Missouri and has about the same reaction.
Americans: what do you think?
Dutch: anything to brag about?
Happy New Year everybody! How did you celebrate it?