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The Chronicles of Europe #2 – Amsterdam

The thing about Amsterdam is, its a lovely city, even without you-know-what. It has a wonderful antique feeling, canals, cycles, museums, the works. But when you add to that a particularly Dutch sprinkling of liberality, worlds collide (a la Seinfeld), and in a very very good way. All of a sudden your senses are assaulted by the colours, sights, sounds, smells, wonderfully laid out roads, the symmetry, all interspersed by a myriad variety of coffee shops.

So, understandably, there was a good deal of excitement about our maiden visit to Amsterdam long before we landed up in Europe. And understandably as well, it was practically our first weekend in Europe that Amsterdam happened.
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