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.
Apparently the ladies are rather attractive in Amsterdam. Could you enlighten us please?
And can you tell us how you make sure that they are *really* ladies?
I vote for Andy's second post. Come on Simon, you have an obligation to your readers :-)
Natives and good english? Apparently you met other people then I do around here ;)
Never got close enough to any, uh, ladies to find out for sure.
Hey, it was a work trip! No dope, either.
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.
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.