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... the family! The visit was topped off with sampling a few
of the brew (the kids were kept happy trying Pepsi and CC for the first
Other highlights of Amsterdam included an
evening cruise along the canals, exploring the red light district where the
kids found it funny that girls would stand in a window in the hope of meeting a
boyfriend. What an interesting way to
get a date??? And of course the pungent
smell of ...
... seem very austere. The Palace, while very nice, was not as impressive as some of the homes I toured in England, but my Dad was very impressed.
Before heading back to the bus, we stopped at this little Russian store on the side of the church. This store sells nothing but matryoshka dolls. They ranged from simple and inexpensive to ornate and expensive. The shop owner was kind enough to let me take pictures and was impressed that I knew what a troika ...
... greenhouse roses. They are the wonderful fragrant ones like they came from your backyard. The flowers last for a long time too. Apparently, something like 80% of the world's flowers come through Amsterdam. We see pallets arriving at the airport everyday from Asia, Africa, South America, etc. The flowers are taken to flower auctions like the Aalsmeer flower auction (where 19 million flowers are sold every day). After auction, the flowers are shipped all over the ...
... We soon stumbled across a beach volleyball tournament, an unexpected surprise. Free seating was offered which provided us with great entertainment. Volleyball got a bit dull after a while so we went to the Red Light District! I knew what to expect, but it was still a bit of a shock seeing the women in the windows. We went during the daytime but I imagine it would feel a lot more seedy at night. Apart from that, it was both funny and weird walking past the various ...
... Pasteur and helped to generate the specific strain of yeast that is still used for today's brews in every green factory around the world.
It is correctly labelled an Experience too, as per Juls, "Who'd have thought anyone could make beer this interesting?" It starts with virtual bloke talking you through the history above, and then progresses through some of the company history and awards the company and family have received over time. To some extent it ...