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Amsterdam: Day Three: The Heineken Experience

I’m not a big beer drinker, but the guide book listed the 140 year-old Heineken Brewery as a don’t miss, so I talked my friends into visiting. And let me say that I’m glad I did. The experience was interactive and the drinks included in the entrance fee (three Heineken’s) helped make the experience which was a little silly at times, more fun. Surprisingly we spent three hours there. Oh sure, it’s really just a marketing ploy for the company, but it was still fun. After the brewery, we walked to the Magere Brug “the skinny bridge” which is apparently […]

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Amsterdam: Day Two: Museum Quarter

I decided to spend the day exploring more museums. So after breakfast at McDonald’s (hey, it was cheap and quick), I walked towards the Museum Quarter. Not 10 minutes into the walk, I got distracted by another department store, C&A. There I tried on even more winter coats, but once again, I resisted the urge. As I got closer to the Museum Quarter, I also resisted the urge to browse the many antique stores that lined Nieuwe Spiegelstraat Street. It was tempting, but I wanted to allow adequate time to browse the museums. I finally made my way to the […]

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Amsterdam: Day One: Running on Fumes

Despite the fact that I had been off since last Friday (December 23rd), I failed to pack for my trip to Amsterdam until the very last minute. This meant that with a 7:30am flight on the 28th, I only managed to get about 3 hours sleep. Nonetheless, I arrived in Amsterdam ready to experience as much as possible during the next 4.5 days. And less than an hour after arriving at Schiphol Airport, I was in downtown Amsterdam. The train to Centraal Station was very quick. And in a matter of minutes, I was then at the NH Grand Hotel […]

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Groeten van Amsterdam

Greetings from Amsterdam. It’s cold but nice. So far. More later.

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What To Do For Christmas

I still haven’t made a decision about whether or not to go to Rome for Christmas. It would mean going alone, which really isn’t too big a problem. I love travelling alone. I get to do what I want when I want. Now granted it’s not ideal to be alone at Christmas, but I’m totally comfortable with solo travelling. Plus, I’m sure I’d meet people over there. What’s making me so indecisive is that I’d only be there for 3.5 days. Two of those days are a public holiday which means a lot of museums and shops will be closed. […]

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