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Fritjes — aka fries — in Amsterdam are phenomenally delicious. They’re the perfect thickness, while being crisp, not soggy. They’re served in a paper cone. If you’d like, you can get your choice of sauce slathered on top. I remembered enjoying “samurai sauce” 18 years ago when I studied in Europe. To my delight, it’s still on the menu. What is it, you ask? Simply sriracha and mayo, which is my favorite dip for just about anything. Sheer bliss…

So I’m off on another adventure, this time in Amsterdam and Provence, France. I’m going to challenge myself to write daily, focusing on one aspect of my day (and only one photo. The real challenge!). For more photos, check out my Facebook page. I had a long layover in one of my favorite cities, Amsterdam. My goal was to visit the Albert Cuyp Market, one of the largest in Europe. They had it all: cheap clothes, meats, cheeses (Gouda, natuurlijk), toys, purses. I managed to buy nothing, bit it was challenging! It made for a great stroll and photo opps.