It has been over 10 years since I was last in Amsterdam, and it all seems so familiar (in a very good way). I am reconnecting with old friends and making new ones, which is quite nice. I am staying with my friend Xavier who I know from when we worked together in LA about 10 years ago. He and his roommates are really lovely, and their place is located in the beautiful center of Amsterdam. Later this evening I will have drinks with my friend Stijn who I met while traveling in Thailand in 2006, and tomorrow I will have dinner and drinks with another friend, Jasper, who I haven’t seen since 1993. It is funny how the internet makes reconnecting and staying in touch with people so much easier. I am really glad I decided to stop over here on my way to Morocco, it is such a beautiful city.