Var zin min Klumpen? (Where are my Clogs?)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Its official; Dutch is a hideous language. But Amsterdam is wonderful.

Again, ill-prepared and uneducated, we didn't really know what to expect. We were greeted by a beautiful city, which is vibrant and very interesting. You can get lost for hours just wandering the streets - Believe me, we did, four times! Never have I been so disoriented in my life.

And no, we weren't stoned.

Its very obvious that Weed is a big part of the city culture in Amsterdam. You can smell it most places, and large parts of the Centraal are door to door with "coffeeshops". The parks are filled with people laughing at the trees, riding bikes and all in all, generally being quite high.

Today we hired a tandem bike for 3 hours and rode until we got lost, and rode some more till we were even more lost. After getting used to the bike and the traffic, we ventured into the center and discovered some gorgeous roads less seen by tourists, which skirt the canals.

Tonight we hope to head in again with the cameras and tripod and do some night photography. Tomorrow, its back to Paris for three days. Then down to Lyon for four and we finally collect the car and head for the mountains!


Blogger JimandNiki said...

we are looking forward to a skype call - sorry we missed you on Sunday

9:25 AM, September 10, 2008  
Blogger Joanna said...

Hi travellers- your blog takes me on a trip with every new addition. Thanks for having me along!
Lots of great feedback from people about your fun and exciting blog. The history of these places is great isn't it! Happy travelling back to France and it will be bonjour again from then on. Love the slice of life photo of the bulldog and friends in Antwerp. xx

1:03 PM, September 10, 2008  
Anonymous Jean Waterhouse said...

Hi you naked runners, I love getting your pictures, keep them coming and keep having a wonderful time.


8:04 PM, September 10, 2008  
Anonymous Jason Ox said...

mmm... too much time on your hands by the looks of the naked run! All the best for your travels... know anyone in Lyon? I have a Chch mate there who might be around for coffee et croissant

9:43 PM, September 12, 2008  

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