Haarlem, The Netherlands (Nederland)

March 2-3, 2001

My flatmates, Yoon & yuChen are with me and I wanted to give them a more typical view of a Dutch city or town, quite different from Amsterdam.

Haarlem was perfect for this! Itís manageable in size and has a good flavor to it. Strange that you can feel an atmosphere about a placeÖ I am starting to think that places are living organisms and we are the tiny cells that make up the larger creature.

The old town center, a museum or two and another fine Indonesian dinner made just the right impression. I should add that Yoon purchased the best Gouda cheese I've ever tasted here in our last hour here at the market in the old town center.

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