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Toured what would have been a working windmill (had there been any wind) in Zaanse Schans and was shown how it works. Then hit the fishing village of Volendam, where we saw how cheese was made and had a tasting (couldn't resist - bought some too) and had lunch. Then, a boat trip across a huge fresh water lake (10th largest in Europe) that was reclaimed from the sea via damming. We arrived in Marken, where we witnessed clogs being made. The full Dutch experience.

Walk to where the tour was departing. Walk to where the tour was departing. Walk to where the tour was departing. Walk to where the tour was departing. Walk to where the tour was departing. Foggy morning. Walk to where the tour was departing. Foggy morning. Had to show some trash in Amsterdam. No it's not perfect. Had to show some trash in Amsterdam. No it's not perfect. Cool outfit in a closed shop window on my way to where the tour wasdeparting. Cool outfit in a closed shop window on my way to where the tour wasdeparting. Cool gate along the walk to where the tour was departing. Cool gate along the walk to where the tour was departing. Cool sculpture on the walk to where the tour was departing. Cool sculpture on the walk to where the tour was departing. The sculpture was actually a really cool fountain. The sculpture was actually a really cool fountain. Windmills in Zaanse Schans. Windmills in Zaanse Schans. Zaanse Schans Zaanse Schans Windmills in Zaanse Schans. Windmills in Zaanse Schans. Windmill in Zaanse Schans. Windmill in Zaanse Schans. Windmills in Zaanse Schans. Windmills in Zaanse Schans. Windmill in Zaanse Schans. Windmill in Zaanse Schans. Zaanse Schans. Zaanse Schans. Windmills in Zaanse Schans. Windmills in Zaanse Schans. Windmills in Zaanse Schans. Windmills in Zaanse Schans. Windmill in Zaanse Schans. Windmill in Zaanse Schans. Windmill in Zaanse Schans. Windmill in Zaanse Schans. Windmill in Zaanse Schans. Windmill in Zaanse Schans. Windmill in Zaanse Schans. Windmill in Zaanse Schans. Windmills in Zaanse Schans. Windmills in Zaanse Schans. Windmill in Zaanse Schans. Windmill in Zaanse Schans. The miller explaining how the mill works. It mills seed into oil. Usually peanuts, but sometime linseed. The miller explaining how the mill works. It mills seed into oil. Usually peanuts, but sometime linseed. The miller explaining how the mill works. It mills seed into oil. Usually peanuts, but sometime linseed. The miller explaining how the mill works. It mills seed into oil. Usually peanuts, but sometime linseed. Cool working parts of the windmill. Cool working parts of the windmill. Lantern inside the windmill. Lantern inside the windmill. Cool working parts of the windmill. Cool working parts of the windmill. Outside of the windmill Outside of the windmill Windmill. Windmill. Outside of the windmill Outside of the windmill Zaanse Schans. Zaanse Schans. Cool working parts of the windmill. Cool working parts of the windmill. Windmill window with cool mossy woody stuff. Windmill window with cool mossy woody stuff. Windmill with cool mossy woody stuff Windmill with cool mossy woody stuff Windmill door Windmill door Cool working parts of the windmill. Cool working parts of the windmill. Cool working parts of the windmill. Cool working parts of the windmill. Cool working parts of the windmill. Cool working parts of the windmill. Volendam Volendam Volendam - a Catholic town in a Protestant country. Volendam - a Catholic town in a Protestant country. Volendam - a Catholic town in a Protestant country. Volendam - a Catholic town in a Protestant country. Catholic church door. Catholic church door. Goosies Goosies Cool dude at the cheese demo shop. He didn't do anything but welcome us. But he was pretty, so... Cool dude at the cheese demo shop. He didn't do anything but welcome us. But he was pretty, so... How the cheese is made. How the cheese is made. Grating cheese. Grating cheese. Volendam Volendam Volendam Volendam Volendam Volendam
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Berlin

First Full Day in Berlin

After sleeping most of the day I arrived - I did NOT sleep well on the overnight bus - I was refreshed enough to spend nearly 9 hours walking about. First I took transit to to Grosse Tiergarten (a park) and walked through the fall foliage. Then I took a bus to the Lustgarden where, after grabbing some breakfast at a Starbucks clone, I went on a fantastic "free" (pay what you want) walking tour. I will definitely be doing more of these. Then I walked back past the Maxim Gorki theatre where I bought a ticket to another show. Yay! Then I fortunately came across a Vietnamese restaurant on my way back to the train. Except for bread items, German food is not tempting me at all.