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Amsterdam

Liking this city already

We had a quick brunch at House of Small Wonders and had "taco rice" and a soboro don. The soboro don was the better of the 2 dishes and super tasty and now I want to see the one in NYC. The cool thing about this place was the quaintness of the restaurant and decor. You walk up a spiral staircase to a place that almost feels like a greenhouse. Pretty cool.
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Green Tea Matcha Latte
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Soboro don (chicken)
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Taco rice (pork)
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We then headed to Schoenfeld Airport, which if you can avoid Berlin's airport, I would highly recommend it. Passengers don't see to know how to fly and will take forever to figure out that water was banned many years ago. Then you get past security and stand in a very narrow hallway waiting for your gate to be assigned. And if you need the bathroom, there may be only one stall. Wow they need to remodel. So I was super excited just to land at Amsterdam's airport. Immediately, you notice that Amsterdam has more people of different ethnicities and it was definitely cleaner and happier than Berlin.

We headed to Volkshotel, where we are staying. I have to say this is the coolest hotel I have ever been to. Like I don't think I'm cool enough even to stay here. It has a very cool and hipster but not arrogant vibe with a huge area for studying, working, and a huge bar. Great choice so far. We even got some bar snacks: Bitterballen (delicious little veal fried potato balls), Rendang Croquette (which was rendang fried potato balls), and hot flames (meat filled egg rolls). All snacks were super tasty and satisfying.

Hot flames and rendang croquette
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We then preceded to wander the city with a friend who had spent the previous day figuring this city out. It was nice to wander and enjoy the cute houses and amazing canals. The only thing was remembering to not walk on the bike paths. We then ate dinner at Cua (which is an Argentinian restaurant). We had the medallions, rib eye, and a beet salad. It was all delicious and the perfect amount of food to cap the night. We then wandered back to the hotel after picking up some fries while enjoying the city at night.

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Posted by E.M.N 15:37 Archived in Netherlands Tagged canals amsterdam

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