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Author Archives: Seth Hulsey

Aug 5

Today the class visited the Heroin clinic operated by the GGD. Learning how Amsterdam treats heroin addiction was very fascinating. Unlike the U.S. that criminalizes the addiction, the GGD treats it as a medical problem. The clinic provides both methadone and heroin treatment for addicts and assists them in leading a normal productive life in … Continue reading »

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Aug 4th

Today we visited FloraHolland where over 40% of the world’s flowers are auctioned and transported around the World. It was an amazing site to see the efficiency of the operation which spans over 200 soccer fields. An estimated 9 million Euros exchange hands daily at the auction where buyers set the prices of flowers. We … Continue reading »

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Weekend in London

I spent the weekend in London taking in all of the magnificent sites as time would permit. Without much research I was overwhelmed by the size of the city and complexity of the tube system. I had an opportunity to see Piccadilly Circus, Camden Market, Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, London … Continue reading »

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Bruges 7-29

After a fun day in Brussels, the class started by visiting the Manneken Pis and buying chocolates, waffles, and beer as we walked back to the train station for Bruges.  Once arriving in Bruges, we sampled the local food for lunch where I had Flemish beef stew, and while delicious tasted no differently than what … Continue reading »

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Weekend in Paris

A group of us planned a trip to Paris where a great time was had by all. While there I saw the Mona Lisa and tried to see as much as I could at the Louvre; we arrived late and only had one hour. The amount of art and history there is unfathomable. We saw … Continue reading »

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Van Gogh 7-23

This morning the class met to visit the Van Gogh museum located in the museum district. This area has spectacular architecture and various art museums. The tour guide, Jeroen, was very informative as he lead us through Van Gogh’s art career lasting only around ten years. The tour did not spend much time looking at … Continue reading »

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Wind Mills 7-22

The day started with class talking about the Red Light District and how prostitution benefits from economies of agglomeration and conglomeration.  Similar to car dealerships, prostitutes benefit from being nearby each other, and having merchant suppliers close too for necessary supplies – condoms, sexual stimulation instruments, etc. Following an interesting class regarding the Red Light District … Continue reading »

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Prostitution Info Center 7-21

After a great morning tour of the Anne Frank Huis, the class met with a former sex worker and head of the Prostitution Information Center – Mariska Majoor. She had a wealth of information regarding how the sex labor force operates in Amsterdam, sex worker rights, and the issues surrounding the industry. We briefly toured … Continue reading »

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Anne Frank Huis 7-21

This morning the class toured the Anne Frank exhibit, and words can hardly illustrate the experience. The tour was a humbling and solemn experience. I’ve visited the Vietnam Memorial, and this experience was just as surreal and breathtaking. I read the diary and watched the movie, but nothing could have prepared for me for actually … Continue reading »

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Canal Tour July 18th

This morning we set out on another beautiful day to take a tour of the surrounding canals. The sun was shining and the temperature perfect for the quaint little trip. We were the only group aboard and had the rear deck entirely to ourselves. We saw a variety of architecture spanning several centuries, including a … Continue reading »

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