amsterdam #1

July 8, 2007

not certain why, but i have very little written about amsterdam in my little black moleskin notebook.  and even that, is written in jot note form…

amsterdam observations (written june 20th):

  • chinatown (or area with street signage in dutch, english, and chinese) is quite, surprising significant.  the bro says he heard old triad members retire here…?
  • wafts of pot is similar to toronto; it’s also the only place (so far) on my trip that i’ve even smelled it walking through the street
  • food portions are massive and it’s relatively expensive compared to other places i’ve been
  • serious bike lanes… too bad it was cold and rainy the whole time i was there
  • shop signs in english (an official language as well as dutch), but locals always speak dutch in casual conversation… same as rotterdam

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