Sunday, October 31, 2004

Traveling Along

Amsterdam

Well this is my first update from the road. Right now I'm at a cybercafe in Utrecht, Netherlands, about 30 minutes train ride from Amsterdam. My Dutch friend that I met on my study abroad trip to the Netherlands 2 years ago allowed me to stay in her room for the week while she is away.

The past two days were spent traveling the streets of Amsterdam. I didn't bother going to the "Red Light District" or seeing any of those foolish "Sex Shows" or getting pulled up on stage! But anyway, I've been having a great time and meeting a lot of nice people.

Last night I met a few Israeli and dutch girls and helped them promote a Halloween party outside their parents club in downtown Amsterdam. The club is owned by an Israeli family and they were all very nice.

Tomorrow I will be going to Leiden in Holland and possibly Rotterdam. On Tuesday I'm coming back to Utrecht to watch the presidential elections with my Dutch friends, a cheering group of bush haters! I couldn't be more at home here.....

Then this weekend I am taking a train to the south with Esmee visiting some other cities which I can't pronounce.

I leave the Netherlands November 8th and then off to India. Hope everyone is doing well and keep emailing. And in case you are wondering, I am looking ouside into a darkened depressing cold Dutch sky.



Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Hey All!

Well tomorrow I'm off! First stop.... Amsterdam. Northwest Airlines flies through Amsterdam, so for an extra $100 bucks I get to spend 11 days there. Then off to India for 2 1/2 months, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Australia-- 6 months total. I'll be posting journal entries when I find internet access, so keep checking the site.