My dear sister and friend Akaji! Akaji is a geologist, a mother, a wife and a wonderful friend! She happens to be my very first guest blogger so let's give her a big whoop whoop! Enjoy The Hague through her eyes!
Guest Columnist- Akajiullona Ndefo, the Hague, Netherlands

Introduction

My dear sister and friend Akaji happens to be my very first guest blogger! Let’s hear a big whoop whoop for her! She is an outstanding woman and one you want to have in your corner if you ever needed a shoulder to cry on! Akaji is a geologist, a mother, a wife and a lover of travel. Enjoy The Hague through her eyes!

The Hague- Through Akaji’s eyes!

Have you ever wondered at the ways God answers our prayers…

Quite frankly, we may just have to think outside the box to realize that our desires have been without our realizing it. You see, the problem with us is not only do we want a “yes” answer from God; we may also have a road map of how the “yes” answer ought to unfold.

Take me, I love love LOVE to travel. I love to see new places, try new cuisine, experience diverse cultures and their fashion and of course shop… wink wink. In fact I have a list of cities I want to visit and experience all they have to offer.

I digress… so what has my love for travel got to do with God answering prayers? Well let’s just say it took a chat with my big sis Haj for me to realize that my current lifestyle is Gods answer to my desire to see the world. I currently live the expatriate life… HUGE GRIN. So, I have the opportunity of going places and living in lovely cities and oftentimes not on our tab. I do not know about you but that is an amazingly awesome answer to my travel prayers/desire!

For the last two years, home for me has been The Hague, in the Kingdom of Netherlands. Popularly known as the seat of Government in the Netherlands as well as having the International Court of Justice, the Hague is a beautiful city. It is not as boisterous as Amsterdam or as big as Rotterdam but it commands enough panache to keep one interested.

Some pictures…

Dutch Milkmaid and my first cute prince
Dutch Milkmaid and my first cute prince

 The ING Bank Building, Amsterdam at Madurodam (Home of Little Netherlands).

It is worth visiting Madurodam to see all of Netherlands on a miniature scale.
It is worth visiting Madurodam to see all of Netherlands on a miniature scale.

 Cycling – The Dutch Favorite pastime….in any weather with bicycles in all shapes and sizes

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The Famous bakefiets….a mother’s best bike
The Famous bakefiets….a mother’s best bike

 Keukenhof, the most beautiful spring garden in the world.

A 35 hectare home of over 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths (keukenhof.nl, 2013) A MUST VISIT!!!!!!!!!!
A 35 hectare home of over 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths (keukenhof.nl, 2013) A MUST VISIT!!!!!!!!!!

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 Scheveningen Beach Fireworks Festival – Watched this from our hotel (the famous Kurhaus Hotel) and I think the Dutch won in 2013. My little ones and I enjoyed the display thoroughly7!

 The Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel – When God answers a prayer, He does so in grand style… we spent our last weeks as guests here… everyone thought we were celebrities or VIP guests. LOL!

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