Geo: 52.3738, 4.89095Woke up and grabbed a hot chocolate before heading to the grocery store. I gotta admit - I just like going to grocery stores when I travel. They had a self-serve bread slicer - for some strange reason I found this interesting. Perhaps it was the lack of nutrients the past few days. Tto rectify this, I bought a bottle of orange/kiwi juice and coconut yogurt for now and a Chi... Read Full Entry
zyGrey Area - one of Amsterdam's most reknowned "coffeeshops" and winner of the 2001 Amsterdam Cannabis Cup. It's actually considered a very high honour.
zzcThe world headquarters of Greenpeace. Hmmm ... funny that the headquarters is located in the pot-smoking capital of the world ...
zzdThe Homo Monument. It commemorates people with or dying of AIDS. The flowers at the end of it were probably placed there for someone that just died of AIDS.
zzePublic "pissoir". Very handy when you need to go! For guys, at least.
zzfThis fry stand liked to incorporate fries into copies (and poorly-done ones) of famous works of art. But who's the little dude on the right? Maybe it's supposed to be Ace and Gary, from the Ambiguously Gay Duo!!!
zzgThis Geisha's going to end up looking more like a sumo wrestler if she keeps chowing down on those fries!
zzhThat little rail is installed just so the owner can easily bring their bike into the house.
zziAmsterdam residents specify what type of junk mail they will receive using these stickers on their mail slots.
I've got a similar set-up at home - I only accept Victoria's Secret catalogues. But I only read them for the articles, I swear!
zzjIf you look carefully you can see strategically placed mirrors - this allows the resident to see who is at the door from upstairs, rather than going all the way down to check it out. It also allows you to check out Dutch hotties walking by, all from the comfort of your sofa!
zzkA lot of people live in barges like these. Though they don't look like much, they're apparently big-time chick magnets at night. Fire up a grill, put out some wine and they flock to it.
Mental note - move to Amsterdam and buy a barge.
zzmThe appetizer - octopus salad with mixed greens and olive & tomato tapenade.
zznA seafood stew. Oh baby. The smaller speckled clams had a stronger, but still very pleasant flavour.
zzoThe most creative presentation I have ever seen for ice cream.
zzpWhy does this restaurant have a picture of Britney Spears hanging in the toilet??? And more importantly, why is a stupid Canadian tourist taking a picture of it???
zzqAn almost postcard-quality of the Westerkerk - if only I had a tripod that would allow me to take vertical photos.