It’s hard to believe, but somehow I am within my last month in Amsterdam.
As far as European countries go, the Netherlands isn’t exactly known for its fine cuisine.
I came to the Netherlands expecting to experience a certain degree of assimilation into Dutch culture.
When I meet locals in Amsterdam, they ask me whether I am studying at the University of Amsterdam or VU, the two main institutions here.
Amsterdam’s geography is strongly influenced by canals, which make concentric semicircular belts that surround the medieval city. There are more than 60 miles of waterways in the city.
When I chose to do a homestay program in Amsterdam, I naively envisioned myself in one of those bright, colorful houses that line the canals.