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First taste of Amsterdam
September 7, 2008, 11:57 pm
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I went today to visit Marlous and her boyfriend Jur in Amsterdam.  Since I was out rather late last night in Den Haag (a mediocrely long story), I ended up not having much time to do much…  I had some tea and tried an anise-flavored cookie that they eat during the December holiday Sinterklaas, something kind of funny and to note of later.

We took the scenic route through town to see Anne Frank’s house, where she and her family hid for two years before being ratted out.  It was quite interesting, just kind of depressing.  I saw a glimpse of Chinatown (or Chinashanty?), and found the Red Light District to be smaller than I thought it would be, and the prostitutes in the windows even less noteworthy.

Then we went back and Jur cooked us yummy salmon risotto and green beans.  I also saw some Dutch TV, which was… kind of interesting.  Jur says they call it “cucumber news” because it’s the time of year where nothing that interesting happens and news programs could comment on cucumbers.  They also had this weird gameshow where people made their own vehicles to do certain tasks, akin to those crazy Japanese gameshows.

Marlous is working on her presentation to come in a week, which I will attend.  Best of luck to her.  Classes also finally start tomorrow, with handdrawing at 8:30.  Woohoo!

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