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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Dank U Weil, Amsterdam

Well, all good things must come to an end and our journey to Amsterdam, too, had to end. It wasn't painful, but it certainly was sad leaving this wonderful city.

I truly enjoyed the Dutch culture. I was surprised at how comfortable I felt in a city in which, well, English is not the dominant language. I think the Dutch were used to English-speakers more than I was with Dutch, so that was probably what helped me feel more at ease.

So the melancholy of leaving was the fact that I was able to pick up on some of the language, I was getting used to my area of the city, and to leave it...well, and assume that I may never return, well, it's a little sad.

I feel fortunate and privileged to have had the opportunity to visit this city. I think about how there are many people who do not have the means to do something like this. It seems unfair to me that so many will miss out...

I hope I am lucky enough to revisit this city once more, maybe several more times.

Dank U Weil, Amsterdam (Thank You Very Much, Amsterdam). You gave me one of the best experiences of my life.

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