Oh wait! I almost forgot to share. There was this chocolate factory just across the bridge from this town. And every 15 minutes or so, we'd just take in this amazing aroma of chocolate in the air. And every time it would happen it would catch me by surprise as if I was smelling it for the first time! I just couldn't get over it. An amazing place AND it smelled like chocolate.!? Get out-a-here!
Oh, and I didn't even say anything about bikes. Bikes! Bikes! Bikes! EVERYWHERE> There are just so many little roads, alleys, with these canals and rows of buildings. Mom's riding bikes with carts in the front to lug around groceries and children. Professionals on bikes, grandmas on bikes. There's this vast network of biking lanes. Every train station had tangled metal messes of bikes. I found it all just fascinating. It's interesting to see how other people get around. Here in London everyone walks everywhere because the public transportation is so good. And in the Netherlands, everyone rides bikes! And not a helmet to be seen.