Postcards from Europe:

December 26, 2017

Today was a very last-minute decision to visit Amsterdam

We bought our train tickets to the city and booked the hotel just hours before, and we didn't really agree on what time we wanted to come back yet. So, no return tickes yet-it's just going to depend on what we feel like once we're there.

Amsterdam is a very nice, cozy, and eco-friendly city. Many people are on bikes, they have Tesla taxis, the tram is probably one of the best I've seen so far (though I haven't been to that many places), and the fries are amazing.

We had initially planned to do all the touristy things: visit Van Gogh Museum, the Heineken Brewerey and do some beer tasting, I Amsterdam letters, mushroom and brownie, etc. But somehow, it turned out to be more of a shopping trip. on our way to Dam Square, we took The Nine Streets. There were so many sales going on, and we literally stopped by every store until we finally popped into De Bijenkorf and walked around inside until they close.

We were content with window-shopping. I mean things are cheaper because there were some massive price reductions going on and we get tax-free, but you know we still got tuition, meals, books, and rent to pay back in the U.S.