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... I’m sure if you had an eye for a good buy you could pick up some great bargains, however, we were very restrained and didn’t buy anything as much as we would have liked to. We visited the Vermeer museum and spent an interesting few hours learning about this most wonderful painter. Vermeer was born, lived all his life and died in Delft. His paintings reflect his love of this beautiful town as well his fascination with light and at the museum ...
... the true "red light" attractions. Yes, the ladies of the night (but this was during the day), were standing in the window/doors waiting for customers to enter their small rooms (yes, we could actually see their rooms, but not their actual work). Some of them were on very small alleys and others were readily visible on streets. No pictures allowed.
After lots of walking and exploring, we head back to ...
... of whats to come.
Of course whenever there was turbulence I'd freak out and go into mini-panic modes, but for the most part It was pretty uneventful, some things I noticed up until now:
-Even when I'm trying to speak in a low voice, I'm still too loud for Dutch standards
-In Florida all the major highways and busy areas are around the beach and then it starts to get less crowded the more inland you go. I was so surprised to see the shores of the Netherlands ...
... Namibia and especially South Africa are the most developed, westernized and prosperous countries on the continent, and while I saw many of the highlights of the former, I barely scratched the surface of the latter. I know there will be more African travel in my future; my appetite has been properly whet. But meanwhile, it's back to reality for me.
One more flight to go. See you guys soon!
Visited Alkmaar Cheese Market.
Every Friday there is a show for the public. They show how they weigh the cheese and how they check the quality of the cheese. It rained very hard in Delft on this day.
Went to Zaandam to see the windmills. The area where they stand are called Zaanse Schans We witnessed a worker making oil from sand and peanuts. This oil is then sold to the public.
Went to visit the clogg factory and saw ...