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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Dec 11, 2010 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: Netherlands, Photography, Travels

Schiphol-airportA view outside of Europe’s 3rd largest airport, AMS, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It was very busy and huge, it took us several minutes to reach our meetup spot inside the airport. I took the picture while we were waiting outside the airport for our bus that would take the group to the hotel.

Holland landing view

Dec 7, 2010 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: Netherlands, Photography, Travels

Holland viewed from aboveA view of The Netherlands from our descending airplane Equipment 762. We had such a long almost 10 hour flight and it was a beautiful wet sight to wake up to, knowing we almost made it to our destination, safe so far, and finally about to land on Netherlands’ main international airport, the AMS, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Ah, no matter how smooth or turbulent the flight, the most important thing is that we all make a safe landing in every journey we take, right?

Hash marihuana and hemp museum

Mar 25, 2009 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: arts and culture, Netherlands

hash museumThere are so many things to see and to know about the Netherlands, especially its capital, Amsterdam. It has several important historic places to visit and a must-see. I also wanted to to see the Anne Frank museum. On the streets of Amsterdam, amidst the coffeshoppes, stores and the night life houses and businesses famous there, there is also a museum that is as intriguing, the hash marihuana and hemp museum in Amsterdam.
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Two wheel drive

Oct 1, 2008 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: arts and culture, Netherlands, Travels

I remember an email circulating around about “only in Vietnam”, featuring the scenes and stuff that happen only in the land, or in the streets of the Viets. Motorists using the motorbikes and loading them like they would a big truck. The more load, the better is the driver, I guess, because he has to have more control and balancing. This also reminds me that in Netherlands, thousands of bicycles are rolling down the streets as much as the four-wheel drives. This is the beauty of going to a lot of places for we will learn new things and about the other people and their culture. And I love it.

Skywatch Friday, at 35,000 feet

Jul 31, 2008 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: Netherlands, Photography, Travels

My ‘European’ skywatch photographs taken aboard Boeing 767 en-route our trans-Atlantic flight to the Netherlands last year. It was great seeing the ocean of clouds and the dawning skies on the horizon, a very wonderful, humbling and blessed sight to behold.

European skies

Netherland skies

In Amsterdam

Jul 7, 2008 Author: admin | Filed under: entertainment, Netherlands, Travels

Amsterdam street

The beautiful and clean streets of Amsterdam with its lovely buildings. It was memorable trip for us all of hubby’s company’s management personnel and their spouses. I met many wives there and it was very enjoyable. Amsterdam is full of entertainment. I wish we can go back there.

PhotoHunt 99: Party photohunt

This party took place in one of Amsterdam’s famous bars and coffee shops, with some old friends and hubby’s workmates from around the world during the worldwide meeting.

It shall be noted that in the Netherlands, the use of soft drugs – cannabis in all its forms (marijuana, hashish, hash oil) has been admitted for the personal use only; it is legal! And openly sold and smoked in Amsterdam’s coffee shops which can legally store up to 500 g of marijuana and can sell up to 5 grams to adults over 18. (We didn’t smoke, ok!) These coffee shops offer several kinds of weed and hash, and usually there is a “menu” to choose from. The prices vary according to the quality (about 5 EUR per gram). Amsterdam has also a major smoking event called High Times Cannabis Cup on November. But there are also so many interesting places and tourist spots in Amsterdam as well.


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