I have been in Amsterdam now for a week. I have had to take leave as I arrived a week earlier than my training is scheduled, so I could watch the Madonna concert.
Since I arrived, my friends here have been uber good to me, taking me out to places and showing me things. On Monday was Jaco's sister's birthday so she took the day off work too and we decided to go to Utrecht for the afternoon. We had a wonderful time. Utrecht is so pretty and we had a blast acting like teenagers. After a little drink, we made our way to the Rabobank building where Jaco works and we spent time in the art exhibition area where we made visual forms of our voices (I know what it sounds like, but it was cool). We then came home with Jaco.
On Wednesday I spent the day in Haarlem, where I walked around and visited the church. This was the town we wanted to live in if we were to move to Holland. Its very pretty.
On my way home I stopped at the Ikea store, and once again walked through the shop without buying a single thing. Hopefully I will go back and do so before I leave again.
Next week is going to be a very busy work week as I have intense training happening.