Lots of things have happened since I wrote last time. I won’t bore you with too many details though. The plant is doing well, I figured out the internet, and I have friends now! So things are good.
Sleep hasn’t happened much this week, which is a sign it’s been a good time. More friends from home have been kickin’ it and crashing at my place (still no roommate!) which has been fun. We discovered a very delicious beer (Hertog Jan Weizener), went to a really huge club with pretty bad music, and laughed a lot, among other things. The weather this past weekend was incredible – all the pretty Dutch people were cruisin’ down the canals with their white wine and charcuterie boards all weekend long. I said “I wish I had a boat” at least seventy times. Glenn and Zoe are off on other European adventures now and my cousin Laura leaves in a couple of days, so then I will have this big flat to myself and will have to stop being a tourist and start being a student.
I bought a museum pass so I can now go to a number of museums as often as I want all year long, get all cultcha’d and whatnot. Unfortunately the pass doesn’t cover entry into some of Amsterdam’s important (and creatively named) places – The Amsterdam Cheese Museum, Amsterdam Tulip Museum, Sex Museum, Marijuana and Hemp Museum and the Cow Museum, to name a few.
Laura and I went to the Van Gogh Museum and a swingin’ sixties photography exhibit at foam museum this week. I recommend both, if you ever have the chance to go. I could examine Van Gogh’s artwork and read his letters for days. The Swinging Sixties exhibit ends in a few days, so I took some photos in case you can’t go. It was a real cool exhibit. Makes me want to take photos of beautiful people with black and white film.
Still haven’t bought a bike, there are lots of very obviously stolen ones for cheap at Waterlooplein market, but I don’t really want to support the thieves, so I am going to try to find a legal and cheap one this week.
Ok, that is all for now. Sleep is calling.