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... version of a fried cheese stick). I was curious to finally try them in addition to the bitterballen (fried sausage gravy meatballs #), two of the most popular traditionally snacks in Amsterdam. We each ordered a La Chouffe (I think) and took some photos of each other by the cozy fire - a perfect ending to a perfect evening. That was incredible! A night for the books...and blogs ;) Good night everyone, good night Amsterdam...thank you for a lovely evening!
... Then it was off to Rembrandt's home. Rembrandt partied like a rock star, unfortunately this led to him eventually loosing his home and the possessions were auctioned off. An inventory was done before it was sold so some have made it back in his original home. The attached picture shows his studio. It was on the second floor where the light from the windows was excellent. Rembrandt died a pauper and was buried in a paupers ...
We had to be up at 6:30, which was genuinely painful after the nights sleep I didn't have. We quickly gathered our things, said a quick thank you and goodbye to Corrin and were out the door by 6:50, ready to walk to the station. Wary of the fact that it was dark and the station often harbored a lot of weirdos we quickly got to our platform and hopped on a train to Bastille and another to a spot about 500m from our pick up point. Because of our ...
... good one. It looked awesome but it was packed. So we went down the road to a pub and got some chips and beer at the next closest pub.
After this we went back to the hostel and watched the movie How to lose your friends and then Alienate people.
It was good. after this we went back to our rooms.
Monday the 8th September 2014. ...
... you feel the wind, temperature, smells etc and are more exposed to sounds.
The second thing is when you write stories, never mind if that is at a professional- or hobby level, you are much more aware with your surroundings and notice a lot more things which may be of use in a blog or story.
In Amsterdam I noticed several things that are different. A "cigar shop" sells nothing but cigars and a “cheese shop” nothing ...