Monday, July 19, 2004

A Travel Sort of Day

We had a 2:30 flight so I had one final adventure in Amsterdam - I went to a weekly Book Sellers flea market on  Spui Square.  About 30 vendors, set up in tents.  Didn't buy anything - mostly due to the prices, which were fair but more than I wanted to pay.  There was a lovely selection of children's books, however they were all in Dutch and I don't know anything about Dutch Children's literature.  Most of the sellers specialized in one thing or another - lots of navel books or biographies.  The selection included a surprisingly large number of English titles.
Trip home was long but uneventful. Planes were where they were supposed to be and took off when they were supposed to and no flights were canceled.  For that we were very grateful.   The line at customs was VERY long - George Bush did not win many friends nor influence many people.  The contractors who were coming back from Iraq for 2 weeks of R&R were very vocal in their displeasure. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Guusje! It's Beth. Do tell more about what the contractors coming home from Iraq had to say! We just don't get enough of that man-in-the-street point of view here, and I'm always fascinated!