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... are uncomfortable in the bicycle lanes, but even more uncomfortable is that vehicle drivers are not as patient as they have been in other cities.
On my way to a picnic at Vondelpark a classmate and I had to constantly weave our way through vehicles whose drivers frequently ignored the bicycle lanes which were just a painted lines on the road in some areas. In Detroit, we also have bike lanes that are painted lines on ...
... for a mid morning snack, it was a traditional Dutch herring. The "proper" way to eat it is hold it up by the tail and eat it out of the air, but we couldn't find a street stand that sold it that way. But it's essentially two raw filets about the very size of large sardines - 6" long or so - that have been salted for a couple of days. They're smothered with chopped onions and pickles, and eaten with a Dutch flag-adorned toothpick. Different but delicious....really very ...
... place for my visit. The other factor that influenced my choice of museum to visit was that they allowed photos to be taken inside. I would have been mad if I'd have paid the same to visit the Van Gogh museum up the road and been told that taking photographs was forbidden ( as it was I got a photo of a Van Gogh self portrait in the Rijksmuseum, although I think he moved when I shot it because it came out blurry). ...
... sense sometimes of 'keeping up' among travelers. "Oh, you've been to Prague? I haven't yet gone there, but what about Sevilla. Oh? You've never been? Pity." I try my best to avoid this smugness but it often creeps in when you least expect. Travel shouldn't be a competition, however that fear of missing out is often a huge driver for the wanderlust among us.
And isn't that the perfect example of confidence and humility? ...
... small personal boats here which they are allowed to park anywhere along the canal. They are taxed $50 euros per meter a year for their boats but are not charged any moorage.
I think Amsterdam was made for Jamie as it's the land of bicycles, boats and beer....three of his favourite things!
We are looking forward to the next two days of exploring this beautiful city!
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