For the last 3 days, we have been all around the town getting to know the area of Alkmaar and towns nearby. I love the houses and buildings here because they look so little and so close to each other compared to the United States. The designs of the houses are alike but different types of form and material. They look amazing! Also, they have some kind of grass on the roof that helps for insulation. It feels like I am living in a fairytale movie. Everything is so different. The people are so tall, the houses are so small, and everyone drives in small cars or on bicycles. I admire the life style that they have. They seem really healthy and energetic. They even ride their bicycles in really cold mornings. I think that it’s great, we should definitely do that in Maine.
 The people are super nice, and I can say that I hadn’t seen so many white people in one place. We went to a museum on Sunday, and it was so fun. I love the wooden shoes and the place where they made cheese of different kinds. I also noticed, that everything in the store is so healthy, they don’t even have a gallon of milk everything is smaller. They don’t use plastic bags. They are all really GREEN. They have a lot land for cows, horses, and sheep. It looks like they care about animals a lot. I love to see more of if but I don’t think we will be able to do it in one week. I would love to come in the future with my family. I have a lot of things to show them and to tell them about this wonderful place.