A Sunday Stroll

Sundays in Amsterdam are particularly lazy. Most shops and restaurants are closed, and it’s a good chance to catch up with family and friends. Jaro and I usually go for long walks on Sundays, but this one was a little different:

Walking among the houseboats

 

Yeah, that’s right. We took a nice, long walk on the frozen canals! It is the FIRST TIME in FIFTEEN YEARS that the Amsterdam canals froze enough to support hundreds of revelers like yours truly. How lucky are we? Our first winter here and what a bonus. It was lightly snowing and just beautiful. We walked from the top of Prinsengracht all the way back home. Along the way, entrepreneurial citizens set up booths selling hot chocolate (w/ or w/o rum), coffee and other treats. One such stand even had speakers and was playing lively music while people wobbled danced around on their skates.

I love this city. I fall more in love with it every day.

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