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The fireworks last night were both amazing and scary. Anyone can get fireworks here and it seems like they all took advantage of that. People set off fireworks right in the middle of the street. There was a constant show for hours. They were good fireworks too. I would guess on average that each box was about three feet long and over a foot wide. Some shows would last as long as five minutes. John and I wandered around the side alleys from one show to the next. We had to be careful when ...
... into line thinking that Shikha could just jump in with me when she arrived. I went through the line three times making it to the ticket booth and going back to the end of the line before she finally got there!
The Anne Frank House was really moving. I've never read the book but I knew the story and was really touched by the images and quotes from the book painted on the walls. There were also some television interviews played at ...
... admitted that they see World War II as a major failure. Their Geneva Convention only applied to soldiers but civilians were victims of great atrocities. Although they managed to convince the Germans to let them into the camps they were obviously staged with the Red Cross being basically duped. However they say the signs were there but they did not follow them up. After World War II they changed the convention to ...
... no real destination in sight. My hope is we don't get run down by the cars, mopeds or other cyclists as we ride about.
An hour & half in and we stumble upon a windmill. We grab a couple of photos and at the base of the windmill is a little outdoor restaurant with beanbag chairs as seats. So we decide to hydrate and grab a quick snack before we continue our adventure. Then we are off again.
We continue ...
As my flight was at midnight, I had one more day to spend near Amsterdam. Having felt that I thoroughly covered Amsterdam, I traveled just a bit north to a historic village for the afternoon.
Zaanse Schans is an open air conservation area on the bank of the Zaan River. It's a restored village which displays the traditional architecture of the area and resides in a peaceful landscape with vast ...
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