Dumpster diving for dinner and back riding a bicycle in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a great place to let your hair down and relax. The laid-back canals offer a nice place to sit, munch on a space cake and watch the world float by- literally. Coffeehouses around the city serve up soft drugs which are legal (hard drugs are definitely illegal) and controlled under a tolerance policy making them not nearly as much of a problem as in countries where they are illegal. The country’s progressive view on drugs is one thing many tourists remember about Amsterdam and the reason why many young, rebellious backpackers love the city! But my two weeks in Amsterdam taught me less about coffeehouse menu-reading and more about how to scavenge markets for leftover produce in markets and how to ride ‘sidesaddle’ on the back of a bike.
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