weather, part 2

by marleykito …AND I got a tattoo! it’s a black tribal-looking sun w/a red/purple/black peace sign in the middle – y’all will see it soon 🙂 going to get some Indonesian food now 🙂 — karen

Weather

It is a beautiful sunny day! We’ve lucked out w/the weather the whole time we’ve been here and in London too. It was supposed to rain the whole time we were in both places, but it hasn’t rained at all. Jo said it was raining in London before we got there. We’ve been walking around …

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and trains too…

I forgot about trains. Roads and train tracks and bike paths and sidewalks are all one thing. It is very chaotic, but somehow manageable. Amsterdam is very fun. We went to the Van Gogh Museum today. It was very cool. Everything is very cool. There are tons of people out on the street w/canvases painting along some of the canals. Even though a whole bunch of them are painting the same scene, they all have totally different paintings! It is very fun to watch.

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Amsterdam :)

We’re in Amsterdam now. It’s 8pm now. It’s 1 hour later than in London, 9 hours later than Oakland. We checked into our hotel. It’s pretty nice. Our room is very tiny. It’s like a little space pod. The bed is sort of in this cubby hole next to the window. It has a bathroom w/a shower which is very cool. We had some dinner – very excellent pizza w/the hugest capers I’ve ever seen on it. Now we’re at easyInternet cafe. They are everywhere here. Fast connections.

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Leaving London

It’s 4:45am. More jetlag. Good thing Jo has a computer 🙂 We’re leaving at around 11 for the airport. It only takes about an hour to get to Amsterdam. It will be very sad to say good-bye to Jo, but very fun to be in Amsterdam.

Soho was fun. Not as many queers as I was expecting, but some really good ‘tea and cakes’. I am really amazed about how there is such a strong feeling of history here. Something we don’t really have in the U.S. since it’s so new.

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Diagon Alley

Went to Covent Garden today. It was like walking into a story book. Kind of like Diagon Alley in Harry Potter. We got presents for Jo and some other folks and also went to the Doc Marten Store and got us some Docs. Had some cornish pasties. Now we’re back at Jo’s and soon gonna …

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Greenwich

Went to the Tate Modern museum yesterday. There were lots of cool things there and some that I didn’t really get, like a big blue piece of plastic stuck up on the wall. Tried to go to Westminster Abbey, but it closed at 3:45, 7 minutes before we got there. We’re gonna try again this …

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