Checking-out (written by Eric Mundt)
My first day with my team in Amsterdam! What did we do? Went to the grocery store! Albert Heijn is the local place to stock up on kipfilet and varkenhaas. There are a few differences to US stores, the most notable being efficiency in the check-out aisles due to ‘no cash’ lanes. In these lanes, only card purchases may be transacted. In addition, bags are supplied at a cost, contrary to American supermarkets.
Amsterdam harbors a delicious mixture of worldly cuisines. However, restaurant prices can leave a bitter taste in the mouth if not interspersed with a healthy dose of home cooking. Throughout our engagement, we will be cooking meals together in an effort to minimize costs and will undoubtedly become very familiar with the local grocery store branch. This first trip was a wonderful opportunity for most of our team to begin that process.
Checking-In (written by Oxana Komarova)
My first day with my team in Amsterdam, and what did they do? They locked me in the apartment and left me alone here for an hour!!! Lesson learned – we have an efficient system in place to tackle the problem now… Thank you Professor AC for introducing the A3 to help identify the concern, cause, and counter-measure.
My other observation: it’s been just one year since I’ve been in Europe, and I’d already completely forgotten that they DO have spring here! It is so different from Columbus, where we move from winter to summer in a matter of days. I was not prepared for this weather; however, even though spring is a little bit chilly, the overall climate is very pleasant here in Amsterdam. The city looks old (because of the architecture) and young (because of the season) at the same time. I like it a lot…
Dank u wel for reading and see you again tomorrow!