Frozen canals in Amsterdam

RO: Nu stim daca am vazut zilele acestea altceva in social media inafara de “marele inghet din Europa”:) Epoca de gheata, furtuna artica, “bestia din est” ori “ursul siberian” cum ii spun olandezii, a napadit peste noi si uite ca in ciuda frigului naprasnic si-a vantului de te lua pe sus, olandezii au iesit cu mic si mare pe canalele inghetate, gata de un patinaj artistic πŸ™‚ Ce-i drept, ultima oara cand s-a intamplat grozavia asta a fost acum sase ani asa ca nu-i de mirare ca Amsterdam-ul a fost sambata aceasta mai ceva ca Ziua Regelui πŸ™‚ Om langa om, poduri pline de turisti, o aglomeratie de nedescris si-o isterie de zile mari cu fotografiatul patinatorilor curajosi. Pentru ca intre noi fie vorba, oricat de inghetate or fi fost canalele Keizersgracht si Prinsengracht, pe ici pe colo mai dadeai de cate o baltoaca ori de-o bucata generoasa de gheata topita sau desprinsa. Cu alte cuvinte, olandezii nostri sunt putin sariti de pe fix – dar stiam deja ca sunt ceva mai deosebiti cand vine vorba de asumat riscuri πŸ™‚ Iar daca patinatorii sau plimbaretii pe gheata ni s-au parut curajosi, ei bine, nu de putine ori ne-a fost dat sa vedem oameni mergand cu bicicleta pe canal πŸ˜€ Asta da obsesie pentru traiul sanatos, nu? πŸ˜€

EN: Honestly, these days we haven’t seen anything else than the “big freeze in Europe” in social media πŸ™‚ The Ice Age, the Arctic storm,Β “the beast from the East” or theΒ “Siberian bear” as the Dutch people call it, has invaded us and despite the terrible cold and that freezing wind the Dutchies got out of their homes on the frozen canals, ready for some ice skating πŸ™‚ Well, the last time when this has happened was six years ago, so there’s no wonder that Amsterdam was almost as crowded as during Koningsdag (King’s Day) this weekend πŸ™‚ So many people, bridges full of tourists, an indescribable jostle and a total madness with photographingΒ the courageous ice skaters. Between you and me, no matter how frozen the Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals would have been, the ice was not as thick as one could think πŸ™‚ Here and there we could see a plash of water or a generous melted piece of ice. In other words, our Dutchies are a bit crazy – but we already knew that they are somehow special when it comes to taking risks πŸ™‚ And if we were impressed by the ice skaters or the walkers on the ice, oh well, we’ve often seen Dutch locals riding the bike on the frozen canals πŸ˜€ Speaking of obsession for healthy living, right? πŸ˜€
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