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Goodbye Amsterdam, hello Berlin! We’ve had an amazing stay in Amsterdam.  Collectively we feel it was the perfect place to get our feet wet on this round the world (RTW) trip.  It was foreign enough not to be home but not so foreign as to freak us all out as we just began.  We’ve become accustom to living on the road, finding a little time to fit in schooling and have adjusted to major time changes, sleeping in random beds and finding ways to deal with each other 24/7.  We…

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We are in Amsterdam!  It’s amazing to see so much water and canals that run through the city.  In addition to the many tall, narrow houses, many people have house boats that they live in.  In this huge, busy city there’s one place that has trees, a lake and many fun activities.  It’s Amsterdamse bos – or Amsterdam Forest!  Yesterday we visited this place called Fun Forest in Amsterdamse bos. It was so much fun but tiring as well.  Zip lines and ropes and ladders and even tightropes…

Camille lived in a patch of sunflowers that grew so high they were higher than him! One day a man came to town.  He told everyone his name was Vincent Van Gogh. He had no friends nor money. Camille and his dad welcomed him with a big stack of sunflowers. Vincent told Camille he would like to paint the whole family – so he did. Camille would sit for hours watching Vincent paint. Everyone teased Camille and Vincent because Vincent’s artwork was so different. Suddenly Vincent had to…

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Van Gogh, a very famous painter. It seems like everybody knows who he is.  A museum captures all of his paintings and puts them on display. The Van Gogh museum is where we all went today. The very fascinating paintings that he drew were just magnificent. The painting Sunflowers was displayed there as well. Next to Starry Night Sunflowers is one of his most famous paintings. Since we rented a headset we learned all about him and his life story. His was very different than most painters.  He uses…