People Watching in AmsterdamAugust 1, 2017 in the Netherlands
Sitting back and watching the action going on in Amsterdam is as interesting as any museum. While people watching in Amsterdam near the Oude Kerk, which is a 700 year old church, we overheard a group of American tourists talking. One of them, a woman who was in her early sixties, says "I'm going to ask them". And immediately we knew she was talking about us. She walks over and asks "where can you get high around here" and proceeds to show us a joint that she has bought. We point to the many Coffeeshops in the area.
She replies with: "thank you for speaking English rather than that acht, nicht ...". And proceeds to do an impression of what she thinks Dutch sounds like. In stereo, we both say "we're not Dutch, we're Australian and speak English".
Oh, and the shop assistant at the bakery thought Ricky was French. Maybe because of the black and white stripe shirt.
Let's see what nationality we will be mistaken for next.Read more