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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Goodbye Amsterdam

It’s lovely having a pistachio ice cream cone outside in the winter, but now it’s time to say goodbye. What will I take away? A fair trade jangly bead bracelet. Memories of a really nice exhibit on Istanbul. A note to self that Canadian folkie Bruce Cockburn has really aged after seeing him play last night. But no hip boots.

Went on a walk today and thought about:
• spray painting my bike some bright color and putting a few fake flowers on the handlebars
• Anne Frank, but only for a minute when I went past her house
• homeless people
• the apple pie smell coming out of the bakery
• that I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pink triangle info center for gay and lesbian travelers anywhere else
• that my feet would be happier walking in a new pair of travel shoes, preferably plum
• whether I’m more energized or tired from stopping on the way to where I’m going
• what I’m missing not having time or access to check everybody’s blogs
• needing to spent the night on a plane...again


Blogger Heather Plett said...

Oooo... you saw Bruce Cockburn in Amsterdam? How lovely! I'm jealous!

I've seen him a few times over the years - the first time was about 20 years ago and the most recent time was last summer. His most recent cds (Life Short Call Now) is one of my favourites.

Happy Travels!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

Is it odd that the term "plum shoes" made me more hungry than "apple pie smell?" ;P

12:03 PM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

Well, we are thoroughly enjoying your entries!




1:25 PM  
Blogger meno said...

I too am jealous that you saw Bruce Cockburn.

It's been fun to be in Amsterdam ith you. Onward.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Gordo said...

Cockburn lives in an old church about 20 minutes north of me (Kingston, On). I kid you not. He bought it form a friend of ours.

It's funny, but until I met up with him at a local natural food store, I had no idea how short he is. Of course, I'm 6'3", but I was really taken aback. ;-)

Amsterdam is on our eve-growing list of places to see. Someday ...

4:38 PM  
Blogger QT said...

Thanks for sharing even tho I have been a slacker and not keeping up so great - looking forward to your Rawanda trip reports!

8:54 PM  
Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

I got stuck on "pistachio ice cream", and through the entire post was licking my lips....

Does the air there smell like clean dirt and flowers? It does in my daydreams....

6:33 AM  
Blogger gary rith said...

Good luck with the warm but difficult part of your trip coming up...

11:30 AM  

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