March 20, 2010

They Eat Donuts in Holland, Don't They?

Well yes, yes they do. At least the upper class folk, such as windmill owners and tulip farm owners do. We recently visited the lively city of Amsterdam, and were more than happy to contribute to the local economy by shopping for shoes (delightfully, clogs have not gone out of style here!)

and tulips in every color of the rainbow.

So it was a chilling disappointment to arrive at a bakery only to find that donuts were priced will beyond our budget. Yes, just one of these sugary Dutch treats cost two euros!

So, unable to come up with the coinage, we shuffled away in our wooden shoes. Apparently, "going Dutch" is not just a cultural artifact, it's a pillar of the economy.

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