The Experience of Travelling
Most people have stories similar to those of their relatives who often travel across the world to see all kinds of sites. Recently my brother in law had his team of professional explorers come to visit the house where we were staying to seek out potential homes for our team in our absence. Not very long after the team had visited my home and left, my brother in law asked me if I would be interested in taking part in a volunteer project abroad. Without hesitation, I agreed. It was a unique opportunity to travel abroad and gain firsthand experience in areas of the world that I had only read about. Travel can educate and help bring meaning to a person’s life. Volunteering abroad can show that individual that there is a different way of life and it is possible to make a difference. It is always an experience like no other, and it gives the person the opportunity to see how other people in the world think, live, and interact. As a volunteer, you will learn so much from the locals and get involved in the local community. With your earnings, you can help the less fortunate of the world. You can help by volunteering abroad and help those who are less fortunate than you. If you are interested in traveling, whether you are interested in overseas or overseas travel, or traveling with friends, volunteering is an option for you.
Amsterdam has a popular program for travelers who have visited the city. The program allows travelers to stay with local hosts and explore the city. They also provide a canvassing service, so you can visit some of the amazing sights in the city without being in a confined space. The program is inexpensive and allows you to get a great view of the city.
The familiarity of the hosts and guests always makes visiting a friendlier experience. Even though you will be staying in a hotel for the duration of your vacation, you can always make new friends there. The people in charge of the hotels are usually searching for volunteers to fill the gap between their shifts, so this is always a great opportunity to get a glimpse into the establishment’s life. Volunteering in Amsterdam is a great way to add a side to your vacation while staying in a hotel. The people there are always appreciative of those who volunteer so they can get their own photo taken with a volunteer without them having to pay.
This is probably the best reason to travel to Amsterdam. The Dutch government has recently formed the Marathon Together, a group of communities that are involved in raising money for the preparation of road and walking trails around the city to prepare for the marathon. They also host extra events such as the De Wallen marathon and are always looking for volunteers to join their events. As a tourist, you may not feel quite at home in your Amsterdam hotel, but it really isn’t that bad. The Dutch tend to be very friendly and will go out of their way to make your stay feel like you are one of them.
A Dutch will tell you flatly, “I am and I am not.” This brief statement sum up the Dutch belief system. It is a secular religion, however, Amsterdamites are tolerant of all….especially pigs.
So, the next time you are in Amsterdam, keep your head down and peg yourself to work as an Amsterdamger. You will get in better with the Dutch and take your bicycling lifestyle to whole new levels.