Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Last Day in the Dam

I'm reaching the end of my leisurely stay here in Amsterdam. It has only improved since first arriving completely disoriented last Friday evening. Yesterday I met a new friend from Australia that joined me on a mini adventure outside of the city. We went to a random tiny beach town with not much going on, but it was nice to take a walk on the sand. On the way back, we stopped in Harlem, a historical city about 20 minutes outside of Amsterdam. It was so pretty and more of what I pictured of the Netherlands. We strolled about with no schedule or place to go, then posted up for a couple of beers in a big open air square in the shadow of a beautiful cathedral. Amazing. When we got back we met up with others and had yet another crazy night getting lost around the red light in a space cake daze. Back at the hostel one of the greek girls grabbed the guitar and we collectively enjoyed the beautiful words we did not understand until the wee hours of the morning. So great...

From talking to others I've met, I have some new changes to make the itinarary. I really want to go to Prague and Budapest now and I think it will be feasable to do after Munich and before Vienna. They are apparently very cheap and a lot of fun.

The trip is coming along well and I can't beleive how much I'm learning every single day. In additional to the blog, I've written over 40 pages of introspection, observation, and reactions to things. Lots of great material to take back after this experience. In the laundramat yesterday I also met an extremely interesting Welsh guy now living here and for a good hour we dug into all types of social and politiacal dynamics of the world. It's fun to dive in and explore dreamy ideas of changing the world with people from so many different backgrounds. I'm sure that is not the last eye openning, random convo I'll stumble upon.

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to let you know I think it's totally amazing that you're writing this blog about your trip. It's been fun and exhilarating following you on your adventures. Have fun in Paris!