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... that Vermeer used a camera obscura to paint his works, which would actually explain a lot about how distinctive they are. After paying our respects to the "Girl with the Pearl Earring" (the museum is set up so that this is the last painting you come to, though in the crowd we messed up the order), we headed out and got the obligatory pancake. Pannenkoeken are one of the Netherlands' distinctive foods. I mean, I know you can get ...
Wednesday Sanne joined me on a trip to
Utrecht, a quaint little village, not offering much to sightsee except for its
picturesque canals and the Dom tower, once part of the Cathedral until a
hurricane in 1674 collapsed the nave and was never rebuilt. From here we
continued onto Den Haag, aka The Hague, the political capital of the
Netherlands and home to the Royal palace. Sanne was a great little guide
... very nice too. She gave us a list if places we should check out, with lots of vegan food, music, talks and other interesting things going on in the city. We then made our way back to the hostel, put some warm dry clothes on and made our way back into the city to find dinner. This being TerraZen, Which is a Caribbean Japanese fusion of vegan foods. It was a very interesting place. The cafe is run by a man from Jamaica and his wife from japan. We didn't meet his wife but this guy ...
... the first canal. There were several cheese shops on the other side of the street, and we stopped in for some tasty samples. Our last stop was the Heineken brewery (which isn't actually a brewery anymore, but an "experience") and we went to visit the building and shop and came home to have our own Heineken experience from the fridge! The canals were really lovely today in the sunshine, and the bikes and flowers everywhere made it so picturesque. We enjoyed walking through ...
... clouds, sideways rain, greenest grass, and lots of umbrellas.
Sound: Tapping of rain, snapping of umbrellas, and sniffles from runny noses!
Smell: Fresh, rainy, and clean. Deep smells in.
Taste: Sweet honey, sour goat cheese, nutty pecans and bread. The combo is heavenly!
Touch: Burrrr. My jeans are soaked, toes are pruney from the rain, but this rain jacket is amazingly dry and protective!