To Amsterdam!

PDX -> AMS

The flight was uneventful. It was the longest one I've ever been on, which is always a rough milestone to overcome, but actually one of the better flights I've taken. TIL Delta's service does not suck.

I usually sleep the entire way to <insert location here>, but I managed to stay productive (coding, reading, writing) for the majority of flight. I must say, it was nice to have my own personal screen to catch up on Last Week Tonight. I've wanted to watch that show for ages...

[Lazy bliss not pictured]

So good.

Day 0: Part 1

So I wrote down some thoughts about Amsterdam thus far:

  • People keep using fake made up words. What's up with that?
  • The roads are tiny but people keep driving on them. It looks like chaos but I haven't seen an accident yet. I'm kinda impressed. People aren't even yelling at each other about almost getting hit.
  • The toilet paper squares are actually rectangles. It might just be the toilet paper at the place I am staying. Either way, I can't deal with this aspect ratio change. I might not be able to poop in Amsterdam.
  • COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE
  • The trains are so quiet. I didn't want to get off...
  • BIKES BIKES BIKES BIKES BIKES BIKES BIKES BIKES BIKES BIKES

Here's some pictures I took:

Mostly trees and sky.

The view from the location I am staying at.

Panorama of an Amsterdam park.

A panorama from the park outside of where I am staying.

Goats!

Some goats I found.

Aaaaaaaand naptime.

Day 0: Part 2

I finished today by going to the Red Light District. There were a lot of half naked ladies in windows. They kept winking at me. I'm pretty sure they liked me; it's not like they definitely have a monetary incentive to get my attention or anything.

I ended up finding a bar and enjoying a Belgian White Beer. It tasted surprisingly good

A Belgium white beer.

So this is what it feels like to drink in a bar... neat.