Hotel De Gerstekorrel
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20% of Amsterdam is reclaimed land. "God created the world but the Dutch created Amsterdam"
"The city and surrounding country side is a continual system of canals, locks, rivers and dykes. It was great to tour the city by water looking at all the canal system and the quaint houses, built without the use of a spirit level!
Amsterdam appears …
... think about taking ferry over to EYE, but it was already getting late, and it was a bit foggy, so there wasn't much of a view back to the city.
So we walked to Dylan Hotel for beer and bitterballen, as suggested by Keegan's friend from Amsterdam, but I declared it looked too pricey, so we found a little pub and had beer and bitterballen there. ...
... we could have ended up in a more touristy bar
if we tried. We picked the bar out of complete cheesy-ness; we found
it's name, The Three Sisters, to fit our new found “sisterhood”
since we are a sort of family here together. I told you it was
cheesy. Anyway, it turned out to be a sports bar and I haven't seen
so many Americans gathered in one location in Europe since we
arrived. It was nice to hear our own language and feel a sort ...
Here I go!
date finally here. Some six months ago, with barely enough money, I had put in my head to go to China. Had no idea how but I was determined to go. So saved and scraped
some money together depleting my financial reserves and booked the relatively
cheap but long trip to China. The ticket was there but tuition money not yet but
that was for later. No time to worry about that, there were more pressing matters
... stay in that little loft.
I am not ashamed to admit that this was an overwhelmingly sad experience and many people, including me, were tear-eyed. It wasn't easy but after the somber walk through that house, I was able to enjoy the rest of a beautiful day walking through gardens and squares and along the canals.
Tomorrow morning I catch a bus for Paris baby! I managed to arrange a couch surfing place at the last minute for the day after I arrive in Paris.