And here is Andrew, happy to be in Amsterdam, where much fun was had by all, Birgit included.
After Amsterdam I went to fabulous Lyon as seen in recent entry- then, as described, took train across Switzerland and Austria- I cannot recommend this enough- absolutely amazing! and managed to miss two dear friends, Elisabeth and Hinnerk, frequent hotel guests at Djenne Djenno in happier times ( even this last Christmas!) who live in Vienna. Instead I stayed in a hotel I shall not mention and wish to forget. But comfort was at hand: the Polish experience was unforgettable.