The city where the freedom of the people is a bit overwhelming
Amsterdam has been pretty interesting so far. The weather has been like nothing else absolutely pouring then blue sky 5 minutes later, and it will do this transition probably 10 times a day! The city isn't really what I expected in that most of the roads are paved, pretty much the same kind of city as Vancouver except for the canals going through it. The night life is pretty interesting shops that are considered to be a huge taboo in Canada thrive at night in Amsterdam. I guess we visited both extremes of Europe, Munich with its strong tradition then Amsterdam with its relaxed down to earth environment. The first night we got here we ask a couple of cops some directions and they seemed pretty nice as they were flashing peace signs and common touristy jokes. We have met more people here as well, the list of friends just keeps building and building. Of course, we had to walk through the red light district just to see what it was all about... and of course it was pretty strange. It was much smaller and shadier then I had expected. You had to walk down a gloomy alley that had a red light tint it was pretty easy to just look at the ground and pass on through. So Amsterdam has been pretty good so far, maybe worth another visit.. really depends what you're into! As for now we are off to a cabin by a lake in the outskirts of Amsterdam, should be nice but its pretty out of the way. After that we are heading back to base in Munich and getting the last 2 days of Oktoberfest in.