Ever since I booked my flight to Amsterdam, I’ve been super excited to spend New Year’s here, and today is the big day. I’ve only been here for about three hours and despite trying to get situated in the darkness has prevented me from exploring, the city feels like home. Coming from Moscow has been a big change of pace, as things seem more mellow and homely here. Then again, Amsterdam is home to a mere one million people, so that’s to be expected. I’ll be here for the next six days, and I can’t wait to explore more! Also, Happy New Year, from me, the Wandering Barbarian!