Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Amsterdam: More to come . . .

Yesterday I visited the windmills of Zaanse Schans and the towns of Volendam and Marken. It was great. Today I'm going on another tour then tomorrow i will hopefully get out to Haarlem. It's supposed to rain today and snow on Thursday and Friday. I'm actually looking forward to that.

On Friday and Saturday I'm going to chill and not do any sightseeing and just kick back at a cafe, may revisit a couple of hangouts that I enjoyed and then pack and get ready to leave for Berlin.

I'm feeling sad already and don't want to leave. I think the one big downside to staying in one place for two weeks or longer is that you begin to establish roots to call it home and I don't want to say good-bye. I already have problems with ending relationships albeit with a place and so for me to say goodbye to beautiful Amsterdam, well let's just say there will be some tears. The owner came by to see how I was doing and to give more fresh towels. She has been very nice and helpful.

Yes it will be hard to say good-bye to Amsterdam (what an amazing time you've shown me) .... I will write posts on yesterday's and today's and Wednesday's trip to Haarlem. And I'm working on another themed post based on a couple of comments I received . . .

Thanks everyone for stopping by and reading my blog everyone.


  1. Don't worry, you will love Berlin too! At least I hope you will love it almost as much as Amsterdam.

    Enjoy your down time and safe travels on Sunday.

  2. I'm just getting caught up on my blog reading - sorry I haven't been a consistent reader.

    Amsterdam sounds like it was a great place to visit. I have never thought about going there, but your posts have made me want to do so.

  3. I like your insight on how difficult it can be to move on from a place after you've established relationships and become comfortable. It's something I've always felt, but not been able to articulate. Thanks!

  4. Hi everyone thanks so much for your comments...

    Shannon, I know I will love Berlin and although sad to leave Amsterdam I am really looking forward to my visit in Amsterdam. THanks and I'll definitely do a couple more posts before I leave here :) and then I'll check in from Berlin

    Nancy, no worries about catching up with me. I've been doing a lot of blogging so comment when and if you can and feel free to read when and if you can. With the holidays coming I know that everone is very busy....I hope that one day you can visit Holland, it is really a fantastic country and the people are very friendly,

    Colleen, I do tend to not want to leave places when I get comfortable. It's interesting to hear that others feel the same way. It's sort of that "good-bye" factor too. Not wanting good things to come to an end. But we do adapt when we get to the next journey or chapter . . . kind of makes life exciting I think too. Still, leaving and saying good bye is always so hard.

    Thanks everyone . . . hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.


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