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As ambitious as I may be, I have yet to see the whole world. (I know; someday.) In fact, when it comes down to it, I’ve probably seen about 2% or less. I’ve done a fair share of traveling for a 25-year-old with no trust fund, but the world is gigundo. Like, monstro status. When people ask where my favorite place in the world is, I can only select from the teeny pool of where I’ve been.

The stereotypical picture of Amsterdam is a drug-dealing, porn-filled, freewheeling city of psychadelic misadventure. That’s not necessarily false – the city is known for its loose laws on drugs, acceptance of legal prostitution, and a fun, lighthearted approach to experimentation. However, those elements alone do not comprise an accurate picture of the city – and those who do not take the time to meet the “real” Amsterdam do a wonderful city a… Read More