It is said that when Hernán Cortés landed in Veracruz in 1519, he ordered his troops to set the ships on fire. Why would that be? Well, it is actually very simple. There would be no way back or, at least, it would be more challenging to retreat than to fight back. (Worth mentioning too is that this is just one example in history where this decision has been made.)
Starting today, I will tell you the story of a Mexican girl who burned her ships and moved for love to The Netherlands.
This is me, Laura. Welcome to Dutch in Translation.