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... it turns out they are the most polite, talkative, active little things. The two youngest played me the piano today, and the oldest (who is already my little helper) plays the violin. I brought the girls a few small gifts, which they were so appreciative of and excited about. It made it such a good ice breaker, even though I felt like I didn't even need one from the start. As soon as I got into the house they all ran up to me, shook out their hands and introduced themselves and ...
... it was time for Van Gogh. Skipping the still huge line, we made our way into the museum, greeted by some thumping club tunes and a lively atmosphere, art after dark? Lots of famous paintings to see, self portraits, almond blossom, poppies, and the bedroom, disappointingly, no sun flowers as they were on tour... That's twice we've missed that painting, just means more Van Gogh in the future. The exhibit was excellent, albeit busy, ...
... It is insane. They're just everywhere, the canal fences are just lined with bikes chained up. It's kind of nice, there are still cars but just way less. The roads are a little crazy though, people, cars and bikes. They don't make a pretty mix. We also found out that marijuana isn't actually legal here, just more accepted. There are lots of regulations around it and apparently the police are ok with it as long as it's done 'discreetly'. However we think perhaps their definition of ...
... The tour also included a look at big muma alley. Its where all the big black girls work. You really feel like closing your eyes as you walk by. It was a really great tour and we learnt a lot about how the system works and how the industry is regulated. With the tour finishing at 9.30 we grabbed some steak for dinner where we made jokes about a Dutch guy on a date with a foreign girl sitting next to us. The guy was so arrogant, we sent whatsapp messages to each other ...
... know, by any chance?" - JD Salinger
Finally we reach our designation, and our penultimate destination before home. And, man, is it sweet. Another beautiful apartment. All is forgiven. We're ready to party.
"My philosophy will be different after I've stubbed my toe than it was before." ~ Pascal
The first thing I notice when I walk out of Amsterdam central station is the aroma of marijuana. And stoners of all ages, from children to the elderly, lying ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed