Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
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A great way to start your trip is with a stroll along the Oudegracht. Meaning 'Old Canal', this waterway runs right the way through town and is a convenient way for you to absorb the atmosphere of the city and get some refreshments on the way. There's also regular boat tours available that allow you to experience the city from the water ...
... parking lots, separating commercial areas into islands. Roads with more than 3 lanes become no-man lands, with people running through like potential roadkill...
I feel community in places where people can easily walk and mingle and see each other. I feel alienated in communities (like mine) where I don't feel safe walking or biking.. I only feel safe riding around in a metal box.
... The museum didn’t have a very large or impressive collection, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a tiny gallery dedicated to the Dutch Caravaggisti masters such as Honthorst and Ter Bruggen. These were beautiful to see in person.
There was also a large exhibit comprising of more than half the museum dedicated to Miffy bunny, who is having a 60th anniversary. I was delighted by this adorable bunny and the wonderful exhibit ...
... Once I'd done that I went for a 'self-guided walk' around the city of Utrecht.
And this is where two of my funiest/coolest moments happened.
First one: I was lying on a bench, cute guy walked past. Smiles. Keeps walking. TURNS AROUND AND SMILES AT ME AGAIN. Why I kept lying there and didn't run up and propose to him right them is something I will never know the answer too. He also said hello.
Second one: ...
... ridiculously dense it was. Trams, cars, bikes, pedestrians. It can be difficult just to walk in this city. In amsterdam, the bicycle has priority status over all other modes of transport. Watching out for cars and trams is much easier than watching out for bikes, since the bikers basically make their own rules and fly around town down special bike lanes. London and paris were tricky at times, but for the most part you can get ...