They call it the city of bikes. No need to wonder why!
My first time hitching a ride on a bike! I felt safer with this guy than with a seat belt in a Peruvian cab. Recognize this face? It’s Simon! Him and Ashgan were the fun duo that hiked Machu Picchu with me.
If a bike isn’t your preference of transportation, you can take your pick of one of these. How can you look at some of these photos and not smile!
Are these mini smart cars? They must be “brilliant”.
Not fond of wheels? The first two are my favorite photos of people choosing to walk. This little girl is adorable and the elderly man with the boy wore the clogs throughout the entire central station, “click, clack, click, clack…”
Other random sights to be seen while walking or riding about the city.
Can you see the name of the shop?
Dam Square is pretty much the most central as you can get in regards to an open area perfect for people watching! If you’re ever bored in Amsterdam (I say that sarcastically), find a seat in the square and just watch the free entertainment. Here was the show I got!
It’s Marshall! This is the amazing chef I met in Las Vegas, that I reunited with in Atlanta that now has joined me for a wonderful portion of Europe! Here we are acting like the “grown ups” that we are.
The handstand shot!
The last night in Amsterdam I was honored to introduce Marshall to Simon and Ashgan (the duo that I spent time with in South America). The first picture is us at the top of Machu Picchu followed by a shot of us sand boarding in Peru! Then the most recent photo.
Marshall also got to meet my dear friend Denise… I love great people meeting amazing people!
The Netherlands has always had a special place in my heart. It now has several people that have added to the indescribable warmth I feel when thoughts of Holland cross my mind. I miss you already friends… Soon enough we gather again! Doei!
All of the bikes remind me a little bit of Copenhagen, but I didn’t see any of women riding in full work dress, including high heels! Six years ago met a couple of amazing women from the Netherlands (nieces of a friend) and was interested to find out their take on marriage. Not a big deal there–committed relationships and children happen with or without the legal document. One of the women finally did get married last year, 10 years and two children later. Viva la difference! (or something like that). 🙂