Got me feeling hella mellow, ya dig? Amsterdam was way too insane for my taste. I'm staying in a smaller town called Leiden (thanks Dan), and it's much more of the attitude I prefer. The Netherlands appears to be constructed of tiny rivers and canals that pass through towns in infinitely expanding circles (or so it feels). The buildings are mostly brick, sometimes painted white, with the massive windows highlighted by pitch black or beet red. This place is hard to describe. It feels like it should always be autumn here. The Hague is fantastic, and discovering that their coffeeshops aren't really coffeeshops was a serendipitous surprise (thanks again Dan).