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Wednesday, August 21, 2002  

Some final thoughts on Holland, two weeks later:

1. Holland is Europe Lite. Everyone speaks English, and they seem to tolerate everyone. If you plan to tour Europe, you should start in Holland just to get used to "the little things" (Pulp Fiction reference). The once you get comfortable with the lack of attention you get by your server in a restaurant and the fact that 9 times out of 10 driving is the slowest way to get anywhere, then you can move on down to the rest of Europe.

2. Holland has terrible ventilation. Don't ask me why. Maybe it has something to do with living in thatched windmills for so long that they prefer to have every stuffy.

3. It's the cheese.

4.Yes, they really do still wear wooden clogs there. It's not just a tourist thing.

Pictures are coming soon - one more roll of film still needs developing.

There was a request from a reader to bring back pictures of our house. Sorry the web page is so ugly. I'm working on a nicer one, I promise. Obviously, that page is somewhat dated.

posted by Marc Pfister | 10:27 PM