Posted by Andy Steves in on May 5, 2011.
I got in last Sunday after spending a few days in Florence and Tuscany. I'm continually blown away by the stark cultural differences throughout Europe. It would take about less time to drive from Florence to Amsterdam than St. Louis to Denver. While you may notice difference grocery store chains between those two American cities, you'll notice many more differences between these two European cities. Thigns here in Amsterdam jsut seem to work to a T. People know exactly where to walk so that they avoid trams, buses, cars, and bikes. A normal intersection may seamlessly help up to 5 different forms of transportation meet and move on, all without a single hiccup--unless there's a tourist involved.
Yesterday I checked out the van Gogh museum, today the Rijksmuseum and tomorrow the Old Jewish Quarter. I'm here to research future tours and I think my most difficult task will be to pick what to do in three days in a city where one could easily spend months and continue finding new things. More to come soon!
Andy and his crew were awesome. They helped us navigate the city and showed us its innumerable historic sites (Colosseum, Vatican, Trevi Fountain, etc.) with the option of going to Easter Mass at the Vatican if you pick the right weekend. All I have to say was that being in the third row at...Joshua Dyer, Bridgewater State University ~ University of Limerick, Spring 2016
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