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Amsterdam and Paris
July 12, 2004
a cool city to visit
Hey everyone, Matt and Amanda checking in again!
Unfortunately, we didn't have a chance to post anything while we
were in Amsterdam... definitely a cool city to visit. The people
are laid back, no worries, and it made for a fun time. We saw clogs
and cheese being made, cruised the canals, and got to see a ton
of the city. Probably the greatest things we did were a bike ride
in a small Dutch town outside of Amsterdam, and DEFINITELY a visit
to Anne Frank's house. We actually went into the rooms that the
family hid in during the war.
Our tour also started in Amsterdam... lots of cool people with us,
and just about all of them are Aussies for some reason. Sometimes
it's annoying to follow a fixed schedule - it's definitely WAY different
from when we were exploring London and Edinburgh on our own. But
there are pros and cons to both tours and going it alone.
We came to Paris yesterday, and the first thing we did was go up
to Eiffel Tower last night. Totally amazing (despite Matt's fear
of heights - yes I admit it), and when the Tower sparkled with white
lights on every hour, it was really incredible.
Today we went to the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and just
generally got to see what life in Paris is like. We're going to
explore the city a little more tonight, and then we go to Switzerland
tomorrow before coming back to France (this time in the south).
We'll post a few pictures from Edinburgh, Ansterdam, and Paris...
we wish we could post them all but it takes forever just to upload
Hope everyone is doing well, we miss everybody, and thanks for visiting