I’m in Europe!
It’s still mind boggling to think that I’m no longer in the US! I’ve been in Amsterdam these past couple of days with Lindsay and Allison (my new roommate) – it is such a beautiful city and everyone has been so very kind and helpful. It’s been great traveling with the girls, but we will sadly be parting ways tomorrow evening. L will be headed to South Spain and Allison and I will make our way to Santiago. As much as we’re enjoying Amsterdam, we’re all ready to find our flats and stop living out of our suitcases 😉
It took us some time to get accustomed to the bike lanes here – our primary objective (within minutes of stepping out of the cab) was declared. Avoid having our obituary read: Death by Dutch bicycle. We’ve managed to stay alive thus far, so that’s a great sign!
We’ve randomly been stumbling across the major landmarks/sights here as we’ve been in route to visit another. Some of the sights we’ve seen include:
- Dam Square
- Anne Frank House
- Bloemen Market (Floating Flower Market)
- The Pancake Bakery (we’ve had breakfast there the past two days – NOM!)
- I am Amsterdam sign
- The Nine Streets
- Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
I thought my coffee patterns would change while being abroad – and they have! Not in the sense I thought they would though… I’ve gone from Americanos to doppios. Oops… Fingers crossed I break the habit ASAP!