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Amsterdam – More on Drugs

It’s interesting, reading about marijuana profits in the States—multiple billions of dollars that will go to local governments instead of drug cartels. This was old news in Amsterdam a long time ago. There are now only two places (that I … Continue reading

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The Great Fire of Rome

Taken from Writer’s Almanac – 18 July The great fire of Rome began in the late evening hours of this day in 64 A.D. The fire raged for six days, during which time Emperor Nero either acted heroically to contain … Continue reading

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Amsterdam – Room With A View 7 July 2017

  Room With A View It is small, but enough. I pack light, the bed is good, and there is a desk. What else does one need for five days in a place like this Dutch Mardi gras. Free breakfast, … Continue reading

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Amsterdam – Observing the Red Light Day 3—Part 1

It’s my third day here. I’m kind of settled in. I love my room at the Torenzicht. I’ve had the same one every year, for five years — all except the last. There was some kind of booking confusion and … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Sidebar – Tattoos

I have a question about tattoos. I often see people, sometimes acquaintances, with tattooed letters spelling words I can’t decipher. Is it okay to ask what it says? I spoke with a woman in Amsterdam last year, curious about a … Continue reading

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Got my copy today. Love it!

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Amsterdam Red Light – 2017 Wednesday – Part 2

Garden Tour Terry was right. Garden tours listed in the brochure are open to the public at any time—if one knows where they are. I was a bit disappointed having expected something a bit more spectacular. They were nice, quiet, … Continue reading

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