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Last nights Captains dinner was fun. The Ausdies and Kiwis were the loudest closely followed by the Americans. Yes even I was up dancing to the band. But I didn't sleep well with all the noise upstairs and woke early when the ships engines started snot 5.30 am to get us back to Split. As we had to be out of our rooms by 9am and also be bussed to the airport there was time for coffee and a walk through the old town . It was really interesting ...
I spent a day only in Amsterdam, which I felt was enough time to get a good feel for the place and see the main sights. There were however places I did not get round to visiting such as the Rijksmuseum and the palace so you'd want atleast 2 days if you were going to get everything done.
My number one tip for visiting the city in the high season is to buy your tickets for the attractions you want to see in advance! ...
... period scenes were in German! So, there was a lot of the movie where I couldn’t understand the German or the Dutch subtitles. D’oh.
When the movie got out it was dark, but there were a lot of people out. So, I decided to take advantage of the cool weather and go for a walk. The city canals are very pretty at night with all the light and the lit boats. I found a nice bench and sat to read for a bit before returning to ...
... with the language barrier like we do in Germany. I had some yummy homemade hummus, and Andy had a burger (which he did not love so much, unfortunately.) All in all, though, I'd say we enjoyed our experience.
After lunch, we walked a few blocks to buy tickets for a canal tour of the city. Since the Netherlands is on the coast, there are canals everywhere throughout the city of Amsterdam! It's nice because many different companies offer canal tours. We chose to ...
... Some solid friendships made, good luck with the rest of your trips! Thanks to Matt's screaming at the upcoming challenges I've never laughed so much on a bike! Thanks to everyone at home for messages of support along the way! That's it for the blog, signing off from Schiphol airport... still here waiting on a delayed flight back to edi, 12 hours later. I hope you enjoyed my ramblings. Hopefully I've inspired some people to go on a cycle tour or even the same tour?! ...