Today is the 207th day of the year
(so, only 158 more to go)
Frank Zappa once said:
I think that if a person doesn't feel cynical then they're out of phase with the 20th century. Being cynical is the only way to deal with modern civilization, you can't just swallow it whole.
Visited : August 2016
My experience of Amsterdam is fleeting. Just one day, but I want to go back!
There's, only so much you can see in a hurry, so you have to be picky. In my case I went for the culture, so the main item on the agenda was the Rijksmuseum. Like the Louvre in Paris, the place is a wondrous mix of the old and the contemporary. There weere some great buskers (violin, accordion and a big bass balalaika) playing a storming rendition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. And the walk through the city, through the narrow, tall streets was a treat, even if you do spend lots of time avoiding trams and cyclists.
Another unexpected treat was a nice moment of street theatre in Dam Square, courtesy of a performaer called Crystal Ball Paul, a "full body fakhir". However, like in London, there's still an inexplicable queue to go in Tussauds...
Just not enough time to do all the things!