I spent 5 days in the Netherlands and fall weather was sure in full force. Summarizing my trip there in a few words I would say bicycles, brisk weather, coffee shops, and fries. Amsterdam was a quaint city. It reminded me of the backdrop to many classical plays and performances. I felt appreciative of the Italian language once I saw the Dutch words with more than 8 syllables. Nonetheless, it was still a nice visit to one of the places I’ve been wanting to go.