Monday, January 19, 2009


Today, we made a trip into Hengelo, the town to the northwest of the university, to visit the nearest Ikea and buy a few items for our apartment. Our place is furnished but there were still a couple of things that Roxi felt would make it home, chief among them, a new shower curtain. It ended up being a cold and rainy day, but we rode the bus to the store (there is actually a bus stop called "Ikea") and made our way around the large showroom looking for those items we needed. For those who've never been to an Ikea before, all of the items have Swedish names but the signs usually also list the names in English. Since this is the Netherlands, all those translations were in Dutch. This was both good and bad; good because it helped for us learn more about the language, bad because if we neede more information, we were pretty much out of luck. But we made do and ended up getting the shower curtain and a few other odds and ends.

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