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Well last week was the real deal. My first Dutch class and my first week doing the au pair thing entirely on my own. Seriously between the child care, ironing and cooking dinners I am certain this is the most domestic I will ever be. I'm still planning to write a day/week in the life post here sometime soon, but I'll save that for a week when I can't think of anything else to write.
Besides the novelty of working on my own, last week was fairly unremarkable. Adia ...
... bush. Several hours delay to access the tower, so it didn't happen.
Magere Brug, the Skinny Bridge, all part of our zig zag route towards the Rijksmuseum. The Rijksmuseum a building to behold. Took the Highlights Audio Tour, as otherwise would have been lost for days. Even so, between the highlights and other works of art, were enthralled for hours. Rembrandt's ...
... since the 50's. The Dutch people are crazy about their bikes too. Most of them have been riding since before they could walk so they can do everything on them - I saw a girl ride past me while braiding her hair! There are bike lanes everywhere that transition from alongside the walking paths to across intersections alongside the cars and if you get in their way they get mad. The sound of a bicycle bell now strikes terror in my heart instantly! That evening, we did ...
... whistles and drums as they let off steam.
Across the square I spotted a quiet oasis with a taxi rank. Yes of course they know where the hotel is, its near the Palace.
Within five minutes I was checking in and looking forward to my short break in Amsterdam.
A short walk from my hotel, on the bank of the canal, I had a pick of shady locations to have a cool glass of wine and watch the festivities.
... women and from all parts of the world. At this point we were done trying to keep the different languages straight as they were all blending together.
A little later in the day we decided to try a bar recommended by Berit. I still can't pronounce it but it was under an old windmill, was a microbrewery and had an ostrich as a symbol so it had to be good. This was in a completely different area from where we had been. It was nice
walking that was since it was so different. It ...