Today I had a lovely walk around town with my new friend Kasia. We saw some cool new architecture (the gorgeous EYE institut, for example) and took a nice long stroll through older parts of the city ending up in the Vondelpark for a drink. After that, we met up with Xavier, Matteo and Huw to attend a protest against Putin who was visiting Amsterdam today. (In case you weren’t aware, Russia has been passing some pretty repressive laws recently regarding gay people). We followed our important (but rather easy) activism with a lovely dinner and walk back to the apartment. I have had such a fantastic time here, connecting with old friends and making new ones, I am really looking forward to coming back soon.