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The Streets of Amsterdam

As Rosa strengthened from her op, I was able to take a little more time exploring the city, on my way to fetching Lucia from school or out on shopping trips. I really love that it's a short walk to a good organic supermarket, EkoPlaza, with an organic butcher next door. Great chicken soup to strengthen the body and feed the Soul! I have seen photos of the canals here in Amsterdam, but actually being here is so fabulous! It's a busy and sometimes hectic city, what with pedestrians, bicycles, "bromponies", cars, trams, buses and delivery vehicles. And they flow in the opposite direction! Rosa had to often grab my arm!! But now, 4 weeks later I have got it down!!

Here is a selection of street scenes from the city.

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When I first arrived I said to Rosa we should go to a coffee shop. She laughed!!! A coffee shop here is very different to one back in South Africa. A place to enjoy coffee and a pastry is a café. A coffee shop is a most desirable tourist destination where one can partake in numerous marijuana products!!! Here is the first one I saw ~ have not been to one yet, apparently most touristy and expensive. But it is a must before I leave!

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Posted by Gypsy Lee 04:09 Archived in Netherlands Tagged buildings streets amsterdam Comments (0)

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