Friday, March 16, 2007

Amsterdam (3/9 to 3/13)

Met up with Matt and Justin in Europe’s Sin City. Matt wasted no time before visiting a coffee shop to purchase more weed than we were able to consume. During the day, we wandered the canals and visited the Van Gough Museum, which was particularly well organized and laid out. We also strolled through the Red Light District at night, entertained by the loud groups of drunken young guys and the over the top prostitutes in the windows. Although the Dutch aren’t known for their food, we managed to eat well and found a café that had apple pie that was to die for. The abundance of French fry stands was amusing, especially in the evenings when long lines of high tourists with bloodshot eyes would line up to get their munchies. It was nice to see some familiar faces, and to have conversations that got past the basic backpacker questions of where you’re from, where you’re going, and why you’re travelling.

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