Long thread - 10 years in The Netherlands. 

Precisely 10 years ago, 24th of June 2010, I was landing at Schiphol airport in The Netherlands with a friend, in what would be my first time living abroad.
Leaving my girlfriend back in Portugal, with a promise of a better life for us, carrying some small savings on my pocket, a very tiny appartment for both of us, and a job waiting for me, life seemed promising.


Long thread - 10 years in The Netherlands. 

Everything is efficient.
Roads, Public services, Social security, Making appointments, buying a house, buying a car, getting an insurance and claming something, travelling and figuring out where to get somewhere, any construction or repair work that is undergoing, is finished faster than what you would expect with any construction work, setting up a new business.

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