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       Hey!!!! It should be winter, according to the calendar at least. Well, the temperatures are pretty high and no traces of snow. I miss a lot snow, the mountains and snowboarding. I like a lot snowboarding, even if I’m a beginner. But Holland is flat as a pancake :)), so my dream with mountains, full of snow is ruined.

       Salut!!! Ar trebuie sa fie iarna, cel putin din punct de vedere calendaristic. Dar, temperaturile sunt destul de mari asa ca nici o sansa sa ninga. Imi lipseste mult zapada, muntii si snowboarding-ul. Imi place mult, chiar daca sunt inca incepatoare. Dar Olanda e plata ca o clatita :)), asa ca visul meu cu munti plini de zapada e distrus.


       Lucky me, Holland has some artificial slopes. One of them is really close, in The Hague. De Uithof is a sports entertainment center, originally an ice hockey rink, dating from 1970’s. In 2000 De Uithof changed from a skating center to a more versatile place. It extended with a snow job, go-kart track, a climbing wall and a health club. The track is just 400 m long, but for an indoor slope it’s decent.

       After arriving there, I rented the equipment and entered the room with snow :D:D:D. At the beginning it was a bit awkward, I haven’t been on a snowboard for 4 years. But after that, I remembered how good and happy snowboarding made me feel and it came naturally. Ok, I fell a few times and have a bruise on the knee, but who cares? I had fun.

       Dar norocul meu, Olanda are cateva piste arficiale. Una dintre ele este foarte aproape, in Haga. De Uithof este un centru de divertisment sportiv, originar patinoar de hochei, datand din 1970. In 2000, De Uithof a devenit un loc mai versatil. Acum poti gasi pista de carturi, lasergame, perete de catarat, spa, etc. Partia are doar 400 de metri, dar pentru una artificiala este decenta.

       Dupa ce am ajuns, am inchiriat echipamentul si am intrat in camera cu zapada :D:D:D. La inceput a fost putin ciudat, nu m-am mai dat cu placa de 4 ani. Dar dupa aceea, mi-am amintit cat de bine si fericita ma facea si a venit foarte natural. Ok, am cazut de cateva ori si am o vanataie in genunchi, dar cui ii pasa? M-am distrat.













      I really like the place and I’ll definitely come back for snowboarding and also for other pleasures that the center has to offer. I really want to try the go-karts on ice, the laser game and skating. I haven’t skate for a while, so why not? If it’s not winter outside, at least there we can enjoy a kind of winter and its joys. 

      Imi place foarte mult locul si cu siguranta ma voi intoarce pentru snowboarding, dar si pentru alte placeri pe care centrul le are de oferit. Chiar vreau sa incerc carturile pe gheata, jocul cu laser si patinajul. Nu am mai patinat de o vreme, asa ca de ce nu? Daca nu este iarna afara, macar acolo ma pot bucura de un fel de iarna si placerile ei.





So, as a conclusion…What makes you happy?  Si, ca o concluzie…Ce va face fericiti?