My friend Sam (Giesele) from Dusseldorf took a train and came to meet up! Kris from Australia made it here from his wondering in Europe. It was a while since we last talked in Hong Kong in 2007. Time flies!
Sam was borned in Holland, so she took us around. We walked through the back side of the red light district to the local market, China town and then the parks nearby. The mini pancakes in the market were delish! They speak English, so Sam didn't have to translate for us.
Wine and cheese was fun in the park, since we can't drink in the open in Canada. We didn't get the twist cap, so it was also fun watching Kris trying to borrow an opener and opening it for us. Sam went home by train on the same day. Kris stayed wondering about in Europe.
I spent the last day of Amsterdam in a walking tour, and bought a couple of things. I moved to an airbnb a bit further out, just to taste how was it like to live in a local home. I got the attic. the room was not small, but the steps are steep I must say. The dutch kitchen is enormous!
My best finds are fresh OJ and great shoes! What else can a girl ask for? Can you believe that these boots went through rain and snow with me in Canada for the last 5 years! I guess Amsterdam's weather is no better than Toronto sometimes, so their shoes fit our weather too! I told Matt about the Pancake's I had then. Matt's got a family recipe for them. Would love to try it here someday!