Sunday, March 18, 2007

Amsterdam Tidbits

I'm still in Amsterdam, enjoying the city and wandering around. I've been doing a little bit of work, but mostly I've been trying to give myself a break. A few assorted observations and vignettes, in a bulleted list so I don't have to try and connect paragraphs:

  1. Apparently it's standard practice in the Netherlands to put choc late sprinkles on toast. The chocolate sprinkles have some long Dutch name, but I'm not fooled: they're just chocolate sprinkles, like one would find at a Dairy Queen. I tried them on my toast, and it didn't do much for me.

  2. As I mentioned in a previous post, I went for a short (and slow) run in Vondlepark a few days ago. While running I saw parrots! At first I thought I must be mistaken. But I mentioned the parrot sightings to Doreen and she confirmed that there is indeed a colony of parrots that is established in Vondlepark. Apparently there is also a parrot colony somewhere in Belgium. Good for the parrots; I'm glad they've escaped captivity and are doing ok.

  3. Also on my Vondlepark run I saw someone who looked spookily like my brother. It was kinda bizarre.

  4. I discovered last night that it's possible to get falafel after 4AM. This is definitely a sign of an advanced civilization. I also discovered that 4AM falafel is super yummy.

1 comment: said...

chocolate sprinkles = hagelslag = quite simply without compare