After a week hiking on the Pirinees we decided to celebrate my birthday in Pamplona. And what a wise decision it was, the whole city was dressed in red and white, all the bars were full of party people and in the streets sin took over. Even for those like us that don't like the bullfight scene, the spirit of San Fermin is about hot summer nights and dancing like there is no tomorrow, eh eh eh!
What makes Amsterdam such a special city are the Grachten which crosses the whole (inner) city annular. “Gracht” is Dutch for canal. The Grachten are small waterways spanned by lots of bridges. The start of their building was in 1612 because of more comfortably transport of wares form one depository to another but also for drainage and defense.