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783-Amsterdam, Netherlands

Popped across the pond to visit friends of Janine’s in Amsterdam. They are jazz musicians and well connected in the city. We walked all over the city. Here are some of the sights. We’ll never see this ad in America [...]

June 27, 2012 Netherlands

782-More Amsterdam, Netherlands

Walking around Amsterdam. Many of the building are crooked here because of the reclaimed land for all of Amsterdam plus, in the 1500’s people puffed out the front of their buildings toward the street to enhance their grandeur. Check out [...]

June 27, 2012 Netherlands

781-Even More Amsterdam – Netherlands

Various sights around Amsterdam. Fabulous!!! Living in New Orleans I thought I’d seen enough “fabulous” clothes. This suit caught my eye. Babies and skulls. Love it. They don’t mess around with smoking here. One of the great jazz clubs in [...]

June 27, 2012 Netherlands

780-Countryside – Amsterdam, Netherlands

More shots of picturesque Amsterdam and the surrounding countryside. Is this the hub for travel for Europe? [...]

June 27, 2012 Netherlands

779-Haarlem, Netherlands

Haarlem is a quaint city about thirty minutes by train from Amsterdam. Cars are not allowed in the city so it is all walking and biking. Train station. It’s a walking city. Flowers everywhere. Cathedral in Haarlem. Amazing organ in [...]

June 27, 2012 Netherlands

778-Bicycles – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is bicycle city. Everyone rides a bike. Cars are expensive and very difficult to find parking. Public transportation is everywhere. People take trains into the city and grad their locked bike at the train station and ride to work. [...]

May 28, 2012 Netherlands

777-Sex – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Prostitution is legal in Amsterdam. In the “red light” there are women in small cubicles standing right next to you on the street behind glass. It’s quite disconcerting to walk around a corner and standing less than two feet from [...]

May 28, 2012 Netherlands

766-Weed – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is the weed capital of Europe. There are small “coffee shops” all over the city. And you cannot get a cup of coffee in a “coffee shop.” You have to go to a cafe. Most “coffee shops” have a [...]

May 28, 2012 Netherlands