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... early in Amsterdam central and woke up at around 6.30am. It was fun watching Amsterdam wake up. We all enjoyed our breakfasts of fruit, muesli, pastries and baguettes. Next it was time to meander through the canals on a tour. We found a great app that gave us fantastic facts about various buildings, Dutch architecture and the significant streets and their past. In the 1700s. The Netherlands was extremely wealthy due to its boom in the ...
... times unwisely, became poor here and some even died here. Now back to the homes. Most of the homes are really like one floor apartments, stacked on top of each other and most of the buildings are 4 or five stories high. Many have small balconies big enough for two people to just stand on, apparently taking a smoke break, although we saw many people sitting there on a small chair just watching the day pass by. None of the buildings ...
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... to look both ways and behind you before crossing anything. Designated pedestrian zones are a blessing, but sometimes the bikes even enter that territory. On top of that, street signs and red lights seem to mean little to them. It gets a little annoying.
It is also very crowded. As a pedestrian you are dodging cars, trams, motorcycles and bikes as well as very many pedestrians. It reminded us of the people traffic near the ...
... by serving chicken cacciatore, pasta, and salad for dinner. Later in the evening, we received FaceTime calls from daughter Holly and grandson Leighton; and then daughter Kristy and husband Frankie called with the major news that she's accepted a fantastic job offer in Orlando, and is in the process of making a quick departure from Puerto Rico (within a week or so) in order to assume her new position. Congratulations, Kristy, and best wishes in your new career!