Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
... there may be some visitors present who might not
understand Dutch. Most of this I deduced
from the few words I know and the context.
It occurred to me that not really knowing a language when you visit a
country does allow me to more easily mind my own business.
Nice museum. Didn’t
get to see all of it, but I caught most of it.
The Dutch Masters, Rembrandt, Vermeer. Strolled to ...
... was not even bottled water to be had and the restroom water said NO DRINKING. The next 4 hours were relatively comfortable except for my hunger, since I had consumed my little sandwich hours before. Thank god for the nuts I packed. The lesson here is: always have PLENTY of water and a bit of extra food when going on a train, or plane, or bus for that matter… you never know how things will turn out.
As inconvenient as this all was for me, it is due to ...
... wonderful afternoon everyone, it is bedtime here ;)
I will post more pictures in the morning!!
Mindfulness Moment: Today in Amsterdam there is a new experience. In the RLD, I hear a man laughing at a dog pooping (FYI, the Dutch laugh at physical humor. They're insulted by puns and don't get innuendos. Be careful when socializing, being clever and witty isn't worth what it is in America!). Seeing these women, I was disappointed because ...
... stayed in the hostel in 2009. I saw the narrowest house in Amsterdam, which was literally not much wider than the door (it apparently opened up in the back). The houses in Amsterdam are all very skinny, but very long once you go inside. That’s because in the olden days the owners were taxed based on the square footage on the street. On the boat ride they’d said the wealthiest people lived on the outside of the canal curves, because the houses had much more space in ...
... in behind us, and the show started up again, so we didn’t have time to look on the wall at all the different plans and maps, which was too bad. Since the room goes dark for the "show", it was impossible to stay to see, so we moved on.
The third room was smaller, with miniature houses under construction. As music plays, you see animations of building in each house: a tiler here, a brick-layer there, pile-driving, a man at a writing desk, and even someone on ...