23 May 2009

Day 1

I got into Schiphol airport around noon, found a free map and started running. I was laughing to myself most of the time, thinking "what am I doing?" I'm sure I'll be having that feeling a lot.
Amsterdam and its surrounding areas are designed for bicycles...which works well for me. Everyone here rides bikes. I got on a well marked bike path with signs pointed towards Amsterdam and started going. The country here is beautiful, and it wasn't long before I found a park with dirt trails on it to run on. I was so excited, because it ran parallel to the path (so I wouldn't get lost). Well, a couple minutes later I was lost (the trail made me miss some signs...), so I got back onto the bike path and asked a woman on a bicycle how to get to the center of town. She rode next to me for a good mile and then pointed me in the right direction. I got into town in well under an hour.
Two hours after I landed, I was standing in front of Rembrandt's Night Watch at the Rijksmuseum.
Sick.

8 comments:

  1. This might become the best blog on the internet.

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  2. Blog looks good dude! Looking forward to some more pics! Be safe and have fun man. We're all proud of you! love, marc

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  3. weird......don't know why that said Jordana

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  4. Great start to the blog. Hope you find time to keep the information of your exploits coming! Looks like the phone takes good photos. Tell us something about what you are eating, drinking and where you sleep! How was the Heineken factory....or cant you remember!

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  5. sick, keep the details and stories coming.

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  6. Dude, what you're doing is awesome. I might just read your adventures in Europe all the way up through day 29. My friends and I are planning a similar trip in the near future. Backpacking across Europe seems like it would the ultimate adrenaline rush for someone who loves travel and desperately needs to "see the world" as many say it. Thanks for being a treasure-hunter. Experiences like these written on paper inspire others to be risk-takers too.

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