Posts Tagged ‘amsterdam’

~sky, with fries~

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Sunrise over Amsterdam. Having a few hours between flights, we trained in with already hungover, costumed youth who looked like we felt. After a dense week and long red-eye, it was bracing when the train doors opened and a faux blood-covered nurse with peacock blue Rocky Horror eye make-up dragged in, flopped down, and promptly […]

~four hour honeymoon~

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Our nine days of wedding festivities were followed by four hours of honeymoon, otherwise known as a layover in Amsterdam on a journey that took twenty-six hours door to door. We made the most of it, stowing our bags in lockers and training in from the airport for a “breakfast” of beer and BLTs at […]

~pathé tuschinski~

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

The comparison was already floating through my mind, of Amsterdam with San Francisco. The cafes, the bohos, the acceptance of people as they are–and a certain air of self-acceptance that comes from living in a Mecca of so-called tolerance. And, so I had read, Amsterdam even has it’s own refurbished Deco movie house, Pathé Tuschinski. […]

~gut compass~

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Before we moved to Europe last January, we considered several locations based on Ali’s business headquarters and such. A big possibility was Beijing, which I vetoed for a lot of reasons, oppressive architecture being the least on a list that included terrorist threats, a quasi-police state, apocalyptic air quality, and the 2008 Olympics. I lived […]

~totally laissez faire, man~

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

WE LOVE AMSTERDAM. Perhaps that’s all I really need to say. We love it, we’d move there, it’s fantastic. And we didn’t even go to a hash bar or the Walletjes (Rosse Buurt, red light district). Which might be why we liked it–everywhere we went there were friendly, nattily dressed, bicycling Netherlanders, handing us snacks, […]

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