When living in Amsterdam is the opposite of cool x 7

When I got prompted to write about the downsides of living in Amsterdam, I thought it an unusual request but I’m the type who loves a challenge so here’s my take on the pitfalls of living here.

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Living in the Indische Buurt – part I

I remember feeling very happy the first day I walked the entire street alone to Albert Hein, the supermarket, and got my groceries. It was my second day in Amsterdam, and I had managed to walk a few hundred meters along my new street, buy shampoo, yoghurt and cereal without speaking the local language, and at cheaper prices than in Portugal. I felt victorious.

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