Frisia and East Frisia
After Switzerland came sections of the north-sea coastal zones in Germany and Holland, where Jens (exchange student chez moi in HS, with whose family I then lived for a year post-HS) and his family now live. The region (like a county) in Germany is east Frisia; in Holland it’s Frisia. They have a lot in common, historically, geographically and linguistically. Flat green fields and fresh sea breezes everywhere, canals dotted with little boats, modern and classical windmills all around – these can be counted on in this part of the world. Highlights: overnight camping in Groningen, Holland; overnight camping in the fields behind a friend’s house after a party and campfire to celebrate his 50th birthday.