May 14, 2003
Coming home today

I really like Amsterdam, I must say. The city is beautiful, clean and easy to get around. The natives are friendly and speak ridiculously good English.

Workwise, pretty much the same goes. Nice office, nice people. The work is pretty challenging, which is also good. Since I'm likely to be spending a fair amount of time over here over the next few weeks, it's really a bit of luck that I like it. :-)

I managed to get out for dinner last night - a very nice steak at a place called "El" something-or-other, near the Leidseplein. This probably isn't enough to help anyone track the place down, but hey, I'm a blogger, not a restaurant reviewer. A couple of beers, doing my best to ignore the football, and bed. Nice. (I'm getting old, aren't I?)

Posted to On the road by Simon Brunning at May 14, 2003 01:25 PM

At least you didn't mention that you had a "nice cup of tea", or tell us what colour your slippers are.

Posted by: Andy Todd on May 14, 2003 03:33 PM

Apparently the ladies are rather attractive in Amsterdam. Could you enlighten us please?

Posted by: Stevan Rose on May 14, 2003 03:57 PM

And can you tell us how you make sure that they are *really* ladies?

Posted by: Andy Todd on May 14, 2003 04:47 PM

I vote for Andy's second post. Come on Simon, you have an obligation to your readers :-)

Posted by: Babu on May 14, 2003 05:44 PM

Natives and good english? Apparently you met other people then I do around here ;)

Posted by: Harmen on May 14, 2003 11:24 PM

Never got close enough to any, uh, ladies to find out for sure.

Hey, it was a work trip! No dope, either.

Posted by: Simon on May 15, 2003 12:36 PM

Well, not that I'd know, but colleagues of mine highly recommend an establishment known as "The Banana Bar".

Apparently it is not named for the drinks on offer.

Posted by: Andy Todd on May 15, 2003 10:45 PM

Funnily enough, you aren't the first person to recommend this particular venue to me. I think I'll give it a miss, though - I'm not that fond of bananas.


Posted by: Simon on May 16, 2003 08:38 AM
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