Before heading off to Mexico, I decided to take a good look around and began to wonder: "What's so special about Amsterdam?". Well, I suppose it's its calmness even when it's crowded. On my way to work I noticed the beauty of the sunlight relfecting in the ij; seems peaceful.. In fact people where running around me trying to catch trains and ferries. And then a Sunday afternoon at the Westerpark; people everywhere and still... a great place to be alone with your mind. I do love Amsterdam.