The first week here in Amsterdam lead to a bit of homesickness but I have met people from all over the world and many of them felt the same way. However, this mutual feeling only brought us closer together and got us to go out and explore the city. I've spent just about everyday exploring … Continue reading One Week In
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” Mark Twain When I first say to anyone I meet here that I … Continue reading Dam Donald
When first thinking of Amsterdam, many people think of the bikes. No one though who hasn't been here before truly knows just HOW MUCH people bike in Amsterdam. I've seen just about everything when it comes to biking here, mothers with multiple children strapped onto them, men in full suits, ladies heading to work in … Continue reading Beers, Bars, and Bikes
Today I had the pleasure of visiting a part of down called "De Pijp." One of my new friends is from Belgium and has been to Amsterdam quite a few times. She showed us around where they have huge vintage shops and a daily flea market, called Albert Cuypmarkt. We spent the afternoon wandering the … Continue reading Vintage Shops and Market Finds
Over the summer when I told people I would be coming to Amsterdam to study for the semester, everyone had their own thoughts or tips to share with me. I just couldn't wait to get here and see what everyone was talking about. A lady I met through meditation and yoga told me that there … Continue reading A Surprise Around Every Corner
Well I've finally made it to Amsterdam, my new home for the next five months, and have found a spare moment to write. Even though it is 12pm here or 24:00. The weather here is much more bearable than back in Boston, it feels like Fall which puts me in a great mood. It is … Continue reading I have arrived!
There are only 10 more days until I take flight on my biggest adventure yet! I can't say I've started packing or feel close to being prepared, but I think I have the most important things ready: my backpack, suitcase, camera, laptop, journal, and mind. I really don't think many people would be fully prepared … Continue reading 10 More Days!