Tuesday, July 5, 2011


By now most of us have adjusted to the routine here in Amsterdam. Early breakfast (830), packed lunches, superb dinners (1800). Our classes take place in the Rotterdam Library in the mornings (1030). We have two more days to go and then we will wrap up with the final exam. My marketing students still have to prepare a 'study abroad' folder which is due at the end of our summer session.

Earlier today I went for a cup of coffee at Coffee Company, the largest chain in Holland, and observed rather peculiar accident. A brand new Mercedes rammed a tram with significant and very visible damage. Of course, it had to be removed immediately from the scene because of very busy tram traffic. The cops on the scene were more amused than inquisitive. Gotta love Dutch.