(The buildings are actually leaning)
On Monday I decided to walk through the Jordaan (the oldest part of Amsterdam), since I live right across the canal from it. 15 minutes into my walk, as I was meandering down a street, I looked down a side alleyway, at the far end and across the canal, I saw a huge sign saying "Sex Shop" in large red letters. I thought, 'oh.. whoa... I didn't know the Jordaan was that liberal'. However 2 seconds later (as I had continued down the street) I had found myself smack dab in the center of Amsterdam. I wasn't in the Jordaan like I had thought (although I did start out there). Again, I'm amazed at how close I am to everything.
That same night I saw someone steal a bike. ....AND now I can now check that off my list of accomplishments.