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Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
... watched until the end. It’s not like I could have gotten much sleep anyways with bagpipes playing out my window. It was a bit strange, but very neat to see by chance.
My train this morning was at 6:15, and I had a hard time getting any sleep. Needing to wake up that early always keeps me up. I got up around 4 am, and found that my hair straightener no longer works (it worked yesterday, but perhaps I should not have left it plugged in). Not a ...
... to Shonefeld, but it’s not easy, and the trains only run twice an hour, so I was anxious about missing the train and standing around on the platform by myself for half an hour at 4:30 in the morning. So, I booked a taxi to pick me up at 0445. Sometimes, peace of mind can be bought for 30 Euro for taxi fare. Of course, I couldn’t
sleep anyway, checking the clock every half hour to be sure I ...
... was about -10 degrees inside so it was quite chilly. We were only able to stay in the ice area for 40 minutes and then our short excursion was over. It was the only bar we went to during our stay.
Amsterdam is a very safe city. It is actually the third safest (third most expensive city) in Europe with the #1 crime being tax evasion. However, if you are a pedestrian you are not safe! They have bike lanes all over Europe sometimes next to the sidewalk ...
We pass beside the Dutch Royal Palace, which is now used as a State Museum, and the cathedral alongside which was used the the recent Royal Wedding in Holland. We also saw the famous Grasshopper Kaffe (Coffee) shop where hash cakes are still very popular. We didn't stop.
Next on to Volendam, a small fishing village of 22,000 people on the edge of a large landlocked lake which was originally open to the sea in the Exam region. Volendam means "filled dam" which ...
... Warren and Marg chose to take the opportunity for a rest this morning. We will now wheel our bags across to the train station and off to the airport. Arrive Amsterdam 6pm ish.
This is the end of our Scandinavia trip and to summarise:
- Denmark excellent food. Copenhagen picturesque city, colourful with all bike riders, interesting canals and lovely countryside - a country to come back to.
- Sweden ...
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