Amsterdam and I have never really gotten along. After some moon-cake-related issues in 2002, when my best friends told me they were celebrating their wedding anniversary and one of their 30th birthdays in Amsterdam while I was abroad, I couldn’t say no to a meet-up in a city I hadn’t planned on.
While I, naturally, had some issues with the city yet again (I thought my shin collapsed, but it was really paranoia and the fault of the Dampkring), I did love spending time with my best friends in a foreign country. Aside from the coffee shops, we did some other tourist things, too, like visiting the “i amsterdam” installation, and a canal cruise.
One of the things I loved most about Amsterdam in May? The sunsets at 10 p.m.