|Amsterdam canal & bicycles|
We arrived in Amsterdam, which was unseasonably warm and beautifully sunny. We cruised the canals and wandered aimlessly down the narrow cobblestoned streets (i am SO glad i wore my Doc Martens; they're not stylish, but at least i can keep my balance), had coffee outside by the canal and smoked a cigar (well, i did; Betty-lou had a latte). Our hotel, the Hotel Brouwer, was beautifully charming and cozy.
|Hotel Brouwer, Amsterdam|
Our hostel in Moscow (The Godzilla Hostel) is...well, it's no Hotel Brouwer, but it is clean and has all of the amenities we could need.
|Hostel Room, Moscow|
A couple of notes to specific people:
- "John Josh, Anthony: i ran into someone from our class at the airport. He was en route to Paris."
- "Steve, it is 2 May and i am thinking of you in particular on this day."
- "Chris, thank you for letting me know what the soup of the day is on Granville Island. You're swell."
-Betty Lou says:
- "Dawn, we thought how much you would like Amsterdam - it reminded us of New Orleans."
- "Ron, I love you."
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