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Arrived in Amsterdam a little early. Windy, wet and cold. Glad we aren't sticking around here. Lots of flight delays, but nothing major. Flight from Calgary was smooth and uneventful until the landing. Caught a gust just at touch down and landed on port side gear first before getting all wheels on the ground. Food was ...
Bought the ticket.
Got my vaccinations.
Checked out of my studenthouse adress.
Donated longboard for safekeeping.
Done my last big dutch night out.
Said my overall goodbyes.
Packed my backpack.
Realised that I overpacked my backpack.
Made sister very happy (minus 4 kilo's).
Left keys in a drawer, laptop ...
... so close to our window made Jess sea sick again and so she was keen to hit the town of Amsterdam. The whole tour group headed into the city. Amsterdam is based around the major historical shipping port of a network of canals similar to Venice. The name comes from the dam of the river Amstel. It became a major trading port where the entire wealth of the Dutch Empire passed through in the 16th and 17th centuries. As an historic sailing port, a major part of ...
... a brief stop in Antwerp. Stepped outside long enough to walk into the city for a bit. My God the buildings that diamonds can build.
Arrived in Bruges in the evening and bussed it over to our AirBNB spot. It was more outside of the city than I would have liked, but we managed (I really advanced my FitBit steps a lot this trip). We walked over to the belfry just to have a quick look at it before heading back home and turning in for the night.
... seventeenth-century Portuguese fort that we visit next. This big government-run one is full of Indian and Russian tourists. The fort was constructed in 1613 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. This old Portuguese fort stands on the beach at the shore of the Mandovi river. It is very big and less spectacular than the quiet Reis Magos ...