Hotel Restaurant Groenendijk
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... a blur as they pass the window pane. I continue to descend; jumping on the ladder to the 1st floor - and can hear, just behind me, the large dark man make his last few steps on the ladder from the top floor. As before - its a miracle that I don't fall; so unrestrained is my descent. I'm flying - and while I run, conceive my one, and perhaps only, chance of making to out of the windmill alive.
As soon as I make it to the first floor, I can see that all the ...
... kind of a shock to the system! Due to timing, I had to get start work a week after crossing the NL border again. Bit quick? Yep, that’s what I felt, but I was in debt already, it had to be done.
My first work day
On my first work day I was ‘only’ 3,5 hours LATE. Now for all of you not custom to the Western work mentality, this is NOT DONE, and could anyone easily gotten fired over. In the West time is money, and all goes by the clock, ...
... my big coat and hat that I used for Russia and Mongolia which is exactly what was required given the sudden change in climate. However the large shorts and clumpy hiking boots I was sporting combined with a massive back pack with a pair of trainers and snorkel and mask hanging off the back must have made me look like some crazy aquatic hobo wandering the streets of Amsterdam at 7am on a Tuesday.
I bumbled around grabbing ...
... and sidewalks filled with bicyclists to the grand Amsterdam Central station. Then I hustle to my train, enjoy the people watching, exit at Schiphol airport, wander among the heaps of travelers with overfilled luggage and out to the street for my bus to take me to the office.
This particular morning I decided to stop at a newsstand in the airport for an orange juice. Then as I was approaching my bus I saw that ...
... which were all built after 1574, were moved here in the 1970s in order to preserve them and create a historical village.The windmills are all working mills, and the perform various functions,
including a saw mill, a paint mill (grinding pigments), and oil mill (nut oil, not petroleum).
Our first stop was to see how they make the iconic clog. I actually found this rather interesting. The shoes are made from Poplar, which is ...