Like the city's love affair with bicycles -
|Quick fact: Amsterdam has more bicycles than people|
|The houses look like they were taken straight out of a post card.|
I wondered whether they're occupied. Believe you me, they are.
|Notice the huge windows. The Dutch do not seem to mind passerby peeking into their daily lives.|
At dinner time, you can walk the streets of Amsterdam and watch families eating their meals.
|Not exactly a prime example of the Dutch design that I was referring to, but I hope this interests you and you Google their furniture (at least). The Dutch think out of the box but are less flamboyant than the Japanese. They're odd, in a good way.|
|Manila should really have more parks|
The transport system -
|It amazes me how trams, buses, cars, bicycles and people use the same streets.|
|Taken outside the Van Gogh museum.|
There are so many things to do in Amsterdam.
Imagine what Malik and I can do on weekends there!
|The window display of a "condomerie"; Figure that out|
|Not a photo of the Royal Palace but of the shopping mall across the Royal Palace. Hee|
I just wanted to show that I got to wear my boots. :)
|Okay, to my right is the side of the Royal Palace.|
It'll be closed until end of the month.
|The house where Rembrandt lived between 1639 to 1658|
|I did not want to line up to get into the Anne Frank house because it was freezing cold but Pao made me.|
We stood in line for close to an hour in unbearably cold weather.
It was worth it. We'll take Malik to this house someday.
|Can you read the street signs? It's okay if you can't.|
I read them but did not understand them one bit.
But I am so enamored with this city that I will certainly be back. I especially like the Dutch. They are exceptionally more welcoming than most Europeans.
|And now, for the customary jump shot.|