Havent been to that many European cities (or cities in the world, to be exact) but I think I left abit of my love in Amsterdam. If given the chance, behind a veil of ignorance, I think I would want to live in Amsterdam.
I dont what to say about this place. It isnt really anything about the people, the food, the reputation.. just a kind of vibe that bounces off the grounds and bubbles out of the canals in Amsterdam.
Idyllic i think, a word that fits this place. On a rare occasion, with only two on a trip, we found time to take a seat on benches crowding the canals (which are everywhere). We people-watch and people-talk, our conversation revolving around where to find weed that very night and how people can look so stylish and good-looking atop bikes weaving about Amsterdam. Amsterdam looks different from the rest of Europe i’ve been, less of a setting in the past and more of one set in future. Similar to Singapore but different again without cars and people filling empty spaces.
Freeze this moment in eternity and part of me so wants to be that person, with stylish clothes, on a bike, living life somewhere with a purpose.
Then again, I dont think I will come back to Amsterdam often. I am born and bred Singaporean and love this tiny tiny island too much to leave it. But Amsterdam, if i could live again and I never met Singapore, we could have a really chance at it.