Friday, May 05, 2006

going dutch in amsterdam

i spent just less than a week in holland and yet it felt so much longer than that. i saw and did so much in the short time and don't know where to start, but will try and capture the highlights here.

the streets
the canals, the bikes, the smell of weed outside the coffee shops, the tall skinny buildings. the architecture was one of the most impressive things.

the bikes
you can ride a bike in a skirt, heels, flip flops, without a helmet, with a small child in front or behind you. you can ride a bike that squeaks, a bike that is rusty, a bike that is spray painted pink and decorated with flowers. two or three people can ride a bike while talking on their cell phone or to the person in the car beside them.

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