My name is Bas Boshuizen. In the late summer of 2010, I met a girl. She made me travel the world and now I ended up in one of the last places I’d visit for any other reason: the Midwest. I now am visiting Missouri as many times as my everyday life will allow me. Rooted in the American culture through watching an awful lot of television series, everyday life in the States never seizes to amaze me. Contemplating as I am, I wanted to write my amazement down in what now has become this blog. This is what I experienced when fully dipping into the ‘Real America’. As I am sharing, please share back to make the experience not only mine.
To understand the difference in worlds, a short summary of where I am from. The town I live in is Leiden, in the west part of The Netherlands. About 117,000 people live in Leiden, making it a medium-sized city in the country. The country as a whole is about 20 percent of the size of Missouri. I don’t have a driver’s license, I don’t need one. Everything I do is less than half an hour away by bike. Understandably, this is quite the difference with Missouri. I did not mean to write a view on The Netherlands, mearly to point out what the main differences are. Questions are more than welcome.
In my free time, I write and read. If you’re Dutch and feel I’m writing in English too much, maybe this blog is more to your liking. Also, if you’re interested in other writings, feel free to ask in a comment and I’ll contact you.