Tuesday, June 25, 2013
DAY 17: FLOWER TOUR
Today we had an expected wake up call at 6:45 in order to tour one of the world's largest flower shops. Although it was extremely early in the morning, I was more than curious to see what all the hype was about. After about a 15 minutes tram ride and a short walk, we arrived at the flower shop. I didn't understand a lot of what was going on; one because I was so tired, and two because it was very complicated and intense. What we learned was that this was one of the largest flower bidding markets in the world. Companies like Walmart, Home Depot, and other businesses hire buyers to come and bid on the flowers for their company. It was a large building, and there were beautiful flowers everywhere. Our tour guide was very helpful and informed us of all the logistics and complicated measures that go into the buying, bidding, and selling of the flowers. After the tour was over, me and Kelli went to get something to eat, and we almost got left by Dr. V. Once we got back to the hostel, we took naps, and went out exploring Amsterdam. I find this city to be very amusing. There are a lot of interesting people, and we are lucky to be located right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle.