The Netherlands

It's not hard to remember that much of the Netherlands lies below sea level - everywhere you go are canals. I didn't see much of the southern part of the country, except for a little bit driving up from Antwerp. Most of my time was spent in North Holland, though I did drive up through the north. I didn't learn much Dutch before I started on my trip, but after a week there I actually started to pick a little bit up. However, everyone I talked to spoke English.