James (center) and fellow American students of international
business in Rotterdam attempt to soak up local culture...but have difficulty
staying in Dutch. It's unnecessary to be 21 years old to drink legally.
This seminar took place at Paddy Murphy's Irish Pub, which served Murphy's
Stout, the dominant local beer in County Cork, Ireland. The Dutch have
been masters of global trade since they realized that their nether land
wasn't very productive, and nowadays the Murphy's brand is not only owned
by a Dutch company, but the dark Guinness-like beverage actually is brewed--as
well as drunk--in the Netherlands.
Where in the world is James? The Dutch writing on the
umbrella provides the only clue that he's in the Netherlands, but the words
are promoting cigarettes from the land of 'roos. The window of the bar
features the Beetles' famous Yellow Submarine (a pale forerunner of the
Official Vessel of the Rumdogs Crew) as well as such American allusions
as "Hollywood USA" and "Palm Beach Cantina." What's unAmerican? Legal smoking
in a public place!
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