Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. We had a minor set back there; it was gay pride weekend and it was fucking insane. I never thought I’d experience a crazier gay pride then SF, but the streets there were uncomfortably packed and the poor canals got so trashed. The food was really strange there.. Since it is such a touristy spot, there were mostly a lot of weird attempts at American cuisine that we had to sort through to find something worthwhile. We did, however eat some krokets and holy balls, they were so gd good. There are cafés on every corner and I am thrilled and over caffeinated constantly. The Van Gough museum has been my favorite museum of the trip so far.
Currently we are in Paris. Alex let us borrow his apartment, and I still am boggled and forever humbled by his generousity. It has been so nice coming home to a cute lil one bedroom 5 minutes from the champs-élysées. So far, I’ve eaten 3 croissants since our arrival, and I’m hoping that number increases by 3 before we leave. We walked around the gardens of Versailles today. It was pouring rain, which made it beautiful and deserted. Tonight we are getting some drinks with Matt and Alex, and I’ve very excited to catch up with them after all these years. Neither of us speak French, and it’s been easy enough to do everything, but we have not been completely welcomed everywhere…it makes me feel like a dumb American..I will better prepare for my next trip to avoid this feeling! The metro here is fucking wonderful and organized, and makes me never want to even LOOK at muni again.
We leave for Germany in two days and it’s my birthday in three days. I feel so very happy and lucky to be where I am right now. I want to travel forever.
Just boarded my first flight taking me outside of North America. Smell ya later USA