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... that's when I met Ali, another couch surfer staying at Roels. He is from England but is from middle eastern descent. At first, I didn't get the best impression - he rarely spoke to me and didn't make much eye contact. Later I found that he just needs to get used to your company. He is VERY primitive by nature. He doesn't require much, and has amazing stories of his travels and hitch hiking experiences across the world. I realized that I ...
We spent today exploring the city of Amsterdam with four other ladies from our tour. We went to the flower market, the spent time at the flea market doing some shopping. Had some traditional herring with pickles & onions. The early this evening we went on a canal cruise through some of the beautiful neighborhoods. It was a beautiful day spent with some new friends. We head on to Germany tomorrow ...
... meat pies on the menu. So that's where we went. The owner was a bit full-on, but it was fun, just the same. Small World was a good name. It had a floor space of about five square metres in front of the counter, and that included a bench with four stools down one end. The alternative to eating there was "the terrace", which was the footpath, with little milk crate sized stools/tables. Fortunately the owner rescued us from the terrace when two places at the bar ...
... together. There were some funny stories and one of the (recently married) teachers even put her wedding video from South Africa on in the background...it was sooo BEEautiful!!!
After lunch, we had about an hour before heading over to the pool for weekly swim lessons. The kids (and teachers) were accustomed to this as it is Dutch law that all children must learn how to swim and they take this very seriously. I was super impressed with ...
... sense sometimes of 'keeping up' among travelers. "Oh, you've been to Prague? I haven't yet gone there, but what about Sevilla. Oh? You've never been? Pity." I try my best to avoid this smugness but it often creeps in when you least expect. Travel shouldn't be a competition, however that fear of missing out is often a huge driver for the wanderlust among us.
And isn't that the perfect example of confidence and humility? ...