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Awesome little place to call home whilst exploring the streets and sights of Amsterdam.
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... to make it safe. With all we know about the benefits of active transportation for childhood development and health, it is astounding to me that we do not work harder to phase out busing for the first square mile or two of a school in favor of walking buses, let alone safe cycling routes.
And Yet Imperfect Systems All the Same: Bad cycling behavior and loose laws for low speed motorized vehicles (especially in Amsterdam) threaten safety and comfort ...
... start to a stag, except for one problem - it was a complete bust! First off, we landed at Amsterdam at 8:00 AM, when absolutely nothing was going on, and almost nothing was open. Then it was all "Lil Buddha, let's check out the Anne Frank Museum, the bohemian vibe of the Joordan, the edginess of De Pijp, stroll along the beautiful canals, blah blah blah ..." What kind of stag is this? It's too PG-13! So instead of living it up, I got dragged all over ...
... and costumes ( I.e. Dress and wig for Marilyn over air grate). We then walked to the Bloemenmarkt ( floating flower market) with the intention of buying some bulbs to bring home as souvenir of Amsterdam. When talking to the owner of the biggest stand, he said we could only order them online for bringing back to Canada... ( in lots of 100)... I guess we'll see how devoted I am to the idea! We then stopped for lunch at a little ...
... walking for a couple of hours, mainly nosing around the Dam and one of the main shopping streets, Kalverstraat. Also trying on shoes in the hope of finding some new boots.
Both tired, but doing a good job of staying awake.
In the evening found a little local Italian cafe, Las Marias, which had very nice food - lasagne and pizza.
Slept okay with the help of melatonin.
... and through the Van Gough museum which was very, very, crowded. Gather it was some national holiday and locals were out in droves. We passed on the Riksmusee -- long lines and we were fagged out. We walked from our wonderful lodgings -- on a canal a few blocks from the Ann Frank House (where there were always huge lines) -- to the Balls' hotel, then over to the smallest pub in town for a brew before are meandering thru the den of iniquity to dinner. We definitely want ...