Friday, August 27, 2010


Today a few of us went to Amsterdam.

We wanted to go to the tibetshop there, but when we entered the shop at the right openingstime we were told to leave as the shop wasn't open. No sign, nothing on internet, but the regular opening times.
What a disappointment.

Amsterdam isn't a town to be bored.
So we went elsewhere and enjoyed watching the wonderful characteristic houses, visited "our" buddhashop and went to one of the open air markets.

I used to dislike Amsterdam.
I didn't feel safe with all the pickpockets and other criminal minds.
But after visiting a friend a couple of times I feel OK there.

Maybe because I don't feel a tourist anymore, I don't know.
I like to go there without a bag or rugsack, maybe that's the difference.

Well, after the disappointment we just walked around. Did some windowshopping, bought a small present for all children, because none had a real vacation, and I had a long talk with an artist.

Our legs started to protest and we didn't want to spend a lot of money on a restaurant, so we slowly walked back to the trainstation.
Then we got the idea to go back to the trainstation and go to Zandvoort, to enjoy the sea and eat fish and chips.

As soon as we approached the sea the sun started to shine.

I can't tell you how happy we were to be at the beach.
The sounds of the sea... wow!
I gave my feet the best natural treatment in the world: walking through the sea.
Oh... that's so good!
The endless waves, the firm wind, seeing the horizon, being one with nature.

We even had a take-away dinner which was g-o-o-o-d!!!
The fish was baked ...perfect. Absolutely perfect. And the sauce was delicious.

The gulls were sitting near us waiting for food.
One was quite close and it was a pity I didn't bring my camera.
He or she was the perfect model.

Sorry for the birds, but we didn't throw anything away.
I roled the last bits of fish in foil and took it home.

Traveling back was a real ordeal:
Late train, a broken train, lost connection.
We were home almost two hours later that we could have been.

But we didn't care at all!!!


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