Originally Posted by expatgirl
Velcomme, Jim! I have several Dutch friends and they are fun to be with. Your Schipol airport is one of my favorites to fly into and out of---so organized and much to distract harried travelers......I love collecting the Dutch houses from KLM as well. Lots to do here at DC......welcome again!
Schiphol is the most active airport in Europe and it's really set up to whisk people through, which is a good thing. Too many store otherwise. But the big news at Schiphol is -- we have our own Starbucks now. Three of them, the only ones in the country. As much as I love the culture, the narrow houses, etc, the dutch coffee is terrible, acrid and too intense. Don't get me wrong - 9 years here and I've had coffees from all over eastern and western europe, so when in Holland, I head to Schiphol and buy bags of Verona blend. ;)
BTW - do you know the reason those dutch houses you collect are so tall and thin?
Did I see your address right - Kazakhstan? Exciting - but what's a nice Texas girl doing in a place like that?