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Whoa, naked guy!

Yes, you read that subject line right. We saw a naked guy. But... let me warm you up a bit....

So, apparently, we like to believe that when we aren't entirely sure what is going on, we can ignore the tram and walk everywhere. *sighs* But, today I'm feeling okay since we had three.... yes, that's right ladies and gentlemen.... a full 3 meals today. *insert applause* I'm almost at the point of being giddyGood thing I only got 4 or so hours of sleep right now, because that is helping me maintain my "controlled" persona. *grins*

First thing's first, we visited the Van Gogh museum. What was a nice surprise is that there was a Rosetti exhibit as well. Now, I can't remember if it's his poetry or his sister's that I had studied "back in the day" (in English, you just call writer's by their last names). *shakes head* Regardless, 3 hours zoomed by. It seems that whatever our first attraction is of the day, it always takes three hours.

Next, Anne Frank's house. opera_queen was a titch disappointed since her hiding place was such a small space, that obviously they removed all furniture so that traffic could move slowly. I agree, it would have been nice to see how they really lived, all cramped with the furniture there. The place really did make me more aware to the fact that Anne Frank was a real person, and the Holocaust did happen. *sighs* I know it has always happened, but at times I get desensitized by media and whatnot, and I neglect that it really happened. Good site to visit, if you are ever in the area.

Then opera_queen and I were walking down one of Leidseplein Park's paths (if that's what it's called?) to get ready to write some more postcards in the sun when she muttered under breath,

"Naked".

And, out of my peripheral vision, there was a naked man standing in the bushes. So, we started asking around the bar when we got back to our hostel if this was "normal" in Amsterdam, and we were often given the question, "Well, what is normal?"

*shrugs and giggles* Whoa, naked man.

The rest of the day went quickly. We walked down to the Red Light District to look at the various sights and sounds. Yes, there is prostitutes advertising themselves in windows (on ground level). Yes, we were asked if we wanted to go to a sex show. Yes, there is more drug cafes than you can shake a stick at. Didn't do much in the District (sorry, no "spicecake" consumption here), we got some falafel pitas and Heineken's and headed back to the park, where a nice guy from Africa came over and talked to use for awhile.


Tomorrow, we are on our way to Hamburg, Germany. Now, hopefully I can find a laundromat before that, or I don't know if anyone will want to sit by us on the train. *wrinkles nose*

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(Anonymous)
May. 19th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)
Christina Rossetti
My word, how can you forget goblin market? Oh, yeah, you slept through it... I forgot.

I don't think I'll ever get tired of harrassing you about your attendance... "Teach"

Anyway... Talk to you soon!

PenGirl
dreamfilled
May. 19th, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
Re: Christina Rossetti
I am sticking my tongue out at you from Germany. Enjoy.
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