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Germany was magnificent! i loved it so much in Berlin that i almost missed my train to Amsterdam! it was alot more difficult to leave Berlin than i thought it would be. the city's amazing and Berliners are some of the kindest people you could meet anywhere. so in preparation for each country i have voyaged to i,ve download basic language guides and practiced on the train i get to berlin and i've perfected "guten tag, Wie finde ich......'' i was so proud of myself and on my first day i got up to the man to ask where the Brandenburg gate is in German because I'm cool. and he looks at me "like aw cute little American trying to speak German" and responds in English its just down the road. and this happened with every single person that i asked for directions its like i had this huge A stamped across my head and from a mile away they could tell that i was an American. i'm still really confused as to how they knew in Paris people thought that i was french all the time and in Italy and even here in Amsterdam if i don't say anything people speak to me in dutch. but never once in Berlin did i blend in which made me kinda sad because i wanted to practice my German!

Amsterdam.................. there's so much to say and my limited hour of internet is not enough time to get it all out so I'm just going top leave the tales until later. i haven't really visited any museums here I'm currently museum-ed out and all the ones in Amsterdam are outrageously expensive oh and they don't offer student discounts so I've stayed away from them. but i did go to the Anne Frank house which was well worth the 9 euro admission. it was so surreal being in the same house it looks different than i pictured it while i was reading the book it's smaller but it was just incredible. yesterday i went to Koog-Zaandijk to see windmills! and i have to say that they weren't in the least bit disappointing. i was like a kid in a candy store it was really neat. i met this guy from Seoul and we went together we both had a very good time.

Posted by GraceD 08:31 Archived in Netherlands

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