I will. What was the old way? Over here we are inclined to make pejorative jokes about the American way of ‘doing Europe’ — Rome, Paris, Amsterdam and London in five days. That way? Over here, particularly in the cutie cutie little Kingdom of the realNaranjas, we tend to say ‘Paris, or France’, France being ‘la campagne’.

The average speed of COMOTRAFT (Paris excluded) is 60 km travel per hour, with a maximum of 360 km. Usually alternated with one or two night stays in towns or cities and directed at one region for a longer stay. Seen from the Dutch perspective France is huge. Crossing the border feels like entering outer space. With oxygen.

However, I will get back to COMOTRAFT.

A typical Dutch lake under typical Dutch skies with a typical Dutch thumb:

Leekstermeer, Groningen, the Netherlands, photo by author

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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