Amsterdam, Day 2-4

Sunday evening, we just walked around some more and took a few more pictures (see this page). After that we had a late dinner at an Indonesian restaurant (it really is as good as they say it is here).

On Monday, I had the conference and Ann went to spend the day with my mother’s cousin’s wife (or, my first cousin, once removed’s wife) Jeltje. They went to market and then Ann hung out with them and various other cousins. Tonight (Tuesday, as I write this) we are having dinner there (home cooked Indonesian, I’m told) so it’s going to be a very fun evening. We took no pictures yesterday as it rained like mad all day long and any time spent outside was spent running like crazy from place to place.

At the end of the day, Ann met me at the conference and crashed the reception they held. I ate actual raw herring. And I liked it. So much so that i kept going back for more. Afterwards, we took a tram back to Janina’s hotel (Janina is with the American Foundation for the Blind and my co-presenter tomorrow). Once we saw her hotel, we knew we could not go back to our squallid hole in the wall so we booked a room for ourselves, went back to our hotel, told them we had to check out immediately due to a family emergency and moved to our new hotel. Ahhh… much better now.

And that’s about it. I’m on lunch break from the conference back at my usual hangout, In de Waag, a cafe in an old castle which has a free wireless network I can use.

There will certainly be more pictures tomorrow.

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