Greetings from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport…commonly referred to as "Shithole" because of it’s general uncomfortableness. These lime green plastic molded chairs at our gate are certainly holding up the standard!
At least they’ve banned smoking throughout most of the facility since I was here last. We just heard a recorded announcement that smoking was prohibited every EXCEPT bars and restaurants. Guess we won’t be eating much here.
My first opportunity to use my new Swedish passport was something of a bust. As we approached passport control here in Amsterdam, I proudly stepped into the queue for EU citizens. And for the first time EVER in all my European travels, the EU line was actually moving slower than the one for "All Other Passports." Gahhh!
Hopefully this is not an indication of how the rest of the trip will go.