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On the Lamb: Amsterdam 2012 (Part Negen)

It was now early evening in Amsterdam. Despite this being only our second day, we would already be leaving the city by next morning. Given our short visit, we stupidly packed a lot of activities into the previous day. Having learned something of a lesson from that disaster, we programmed this day to be less

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On the Lamb: Amsterdam 2012 (Part Acht)

Our second day in Amsterdam was winding down. Compared to our hectic first day, this day seemed tamer, but only in the sense that it had so far been less physically demanding. Yeah, we started off with harmless cheese, but we did follow it up with weed (sort of) and unlimited pancakes at sea. I

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On the Lamb: Amsterdam 2012 (Part Zeven)

This bloggist and his girl-beard, Joanne, had so far been in Amsterdam for a day and a half. All things considered, the previous day went rather nicely, if a slight bit tipsily. Earlier today, the two wretches thought to imbibe a bit of culture – through several meanings of the word – by participating in a Reypenaer

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On the Lamb: Amsterdam 2012 (Part Zes)

That went well, didn’t it? As first time visitors to Amsterdam, Joanne and I certainly covered a lot of ground the previous day. By my fuzzy recollection, there was a market, a brewery, a museum, a distillery, and a bakery. It was, all in all, a rather productive first day for us newbies in this

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On the Lamb: Amsterdam 2012 (Part Vijf)

It was now late afternoon on our bloggist’s first day in Amsterdam. He flew in with his girl-beard just this morning and lost no time in visiting the city’s attractions. The two hopeless tourists have so far gone to The Albert Cuyp Market, The Heineken Experience, The Van Gogh Museum, and The House of Bols.

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On the Lamb: Amsterdam 2012 (Part Vier)

On their first day in Amsterdam, our bloggist and his girl-beard have thus far visited the city’s famous street market, toured the old Heineken brewery, and dropped in on The Van Gogh Museum, being the most popular art gallery in the Netherlands. Right across this esteemed museum, our pair of hungover tourists came upon the

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On the Lamb: Amsterdam 2012 (Part Drie)

Whatever happened to our drunk bloggist? When last we caught him, he just finished touring the Heineken Experience. Although profoundly thankful for the generous rations of good Dutch beer, our bloggist discovered that his liver had the same capacity as that of a puppy’s. Our impaired bloggist, together with his girl-beard (geard?), Joanne, decided to

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On the Lamb: Amsterdam 2012 (Part Twee)

We’ve barely been six hours in Amsterdam, having flown in just this morning. We weren’t wasting time, though, especially because we haven’t realized how jet-lagged we were yet. It’s just a bit past noon. Joanne and I just came from the city’s best-known street market for our fill of the lasciviously good stroopwafels. A short walk

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On the Lamb: Amsterdam 2012 (Part Een)

Following months of planning, Joanne and I were finally in Europe. We may have over-planned – we left Manila with an exhaustive spreadsheet as our itinerary. However detailed that was, the info that we cobbled together for it was mostly abstract, leaving me with a feeling of uncertainty. The loss of control felt as if

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