My family and I moved to the Netherlands about 4 months and I think we love it.
The Dutch like it nice and easy and that kind of suits me.
Shops and offices sometimes are not open till 10 am. This still feels strange. waiting for businesses to open when in Nigeria, half of the day's work would be done be 12.
Everyone speaks English and don't mind helping (except the butcher I go to on krusikade)
Yesterday, I was trying to take the kids to school but there was ice on my car. A man walking his dog noticed I didn't have the right tools to take care of my situation, he walked back home, got a plastic thingy (have to find out the name) and cleared my windows of the ice.
About 2 months ago a woman pulled her car over to give me a hand when my car stalled in the middle of the road.( I was struggling with a manual car and was mortified to be holding up traffic)
I feel like I would like to live here for a long time. It is beautiful. And clean.
I have just never liked sticking out, and as Africans in a sea of blondes...
Dear Africa please get your act together.