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Travel Blogs from Alkmaar
... for new and modern housing estates which have the attraction of being located right on the waterside.
A good friend of mine lives in one of these units. These estates have a million dollar view over the canals and the town. What better way is there than to enjoy a glass of wine and roast beef sandwich while looking over the water into the old town and listening to the sound of the bells in the nearby bell tower chiming every ...
... enjoyed cycling away from the traffic and not having to worry about cars passing close to you. The countryside was really pretty with flat farmland all around and several windmills, some of which were off in the distance and one which we rode right by. We were heading towards another windmill on the map when I saw a field of purple off to the left. We couldn’t see it very well from where we were, but could see cyclists on a road that ...
... Resistance Museum. The walk was interesting as it took me away from the touristy areas. Bikes are literally everywhere in Amsterdam and scooters can use the bike lanes.
I learnt a little at the Resistance Museum. I was hoping to learn more about what Pop must have lived through. It would have been terrible to live in the Netherlands during that time. Members of the Resistance were shot and left in the streets as a reminder to the others of what happens to people ...
... as Americans visiting a foreign country, perceive it to be. The Netherlands is a Western country, so we tend to forget that it is a foreign country. We don't take the stereotypes portrayed in Asian theater as a form of blatant racism, it is viewed as a part of culture that we, as people from a different culture, do not view the same way. Just because the Netherlands is in Europe doesn't mean we should view it any differently.
Final thought ...
... 8217;s standards, sneek peek boxes from back in
the day, but over all its pretty much a place with a bunch of different types
of porn scattered over the walls. One
thing that stood out was a dangerous looking chastity belt with steel shark
Train tickets proving to be a lot harder to
obtain than we had expected we collected them for the next day. Unfortunately
times and dates did not fit for us to meet ...