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... with a subdued hum; the many windows let in a quantity of sunshine. The boat's interior warms and I can feel the pull of my old friend Morpheus; I've had an exhausting couple of days. But I manage to stay awake, energized in no small part by the growing activity on the water. It's shortly before noon on a beautiful, clear Saturday, and the many canals are starting to resemble New Orleans at Mardi Gras. Lots of party boats - some of them populated by groups of students; ...
... to old 90's songs and playing rummy (which I'm getting really good at).
Two places we went to that I wanted to mention were the Van Gogh museum which was really cool. It was set up chronologically by Vincent's life and it was interesting to hear his life story and then see how it affected the changes in his art. It was a Friday night when we went so the museum was open late and there was a nice bar set up and a DJ. Not like the museums back home I guess?
... with the girls in the city center because my parents had a train back to Paris. It was bittersweet to see them leave, but I was very happy I was able to see them. After meeting up back with the girls we walked to The Red Light District. WOW. It was the most bizarre thing I have every seen. Girls were just standing in the windows and waving to the boys and everyone was just smoking Marijuana on the streets. It was definitely a different ...
... of WWI essentially made WWII inevitable. Much information on the Eastern Front, an excellent short video on D-Day, the odious story of the Holocaust and the German "race purification" program, etc. by the end of our 3+ hour visit we were emotionally exhausted. We then drove to Bayeux and settled in to our very comfortable and quiet lodgings. Bayeux is a beautiful city, with a magnificent cathedral. Tomorrow we will spend considerable time at D-Day sites and then ...
Welcome to the boring details of my first week in Amsterdam. The next entries will be much more interesting, I promise.
My first week has been exhausting yet I think I'm going to like it here. Even in the summer it's my favorite type of weather, slight breeze and cool enough for a sweater or light jacket.
My apartment is much nicer than I thought it would be, minus the salmon ...