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Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
Wow - so I am sitting here about six weeks since I wrote my last blog and I can barely believe how much has happened. I had better write a quick one about Amsterdam first, before going into what has been happening in London!
- Van Gogh Museum
- Seeing old family friend Femke
- Anne Frank House
- Red Light District
- Seeing Den Haag
So the reason why we took a very impromptu trip ...
Woke up this morning to our first real rain. The weather forecast said 10% chance of rain. 6 hours later it was still raining. Checked out of our flat at 11 am and caught a taxi to our boat the Amadante. Official check in time on the boat was 3 pm but you can board anytime during the day.
we spent the next few hours in the lounge where they laid on soup, sandwiches and cakes until official check in time. Mean while our luggage ...
... retained his views about the power of the majority, he changed them in regard to free speech. Thank you, Justice Holmes!
Back to the trip. We landed at Kilimanjaro International Airport about 7:30 pm Tuesday night and were met by Colonel Ayo, our guide for a day or two. He herded up the 10 or so safari sojourners, got us on a bus, and took us to the Serena Mountain Village Lodge in Arusha where we spent Tuesday night and will ...
... hid from the Nazis. A simple place with a unimposing facade.
We concluded the night with a walk through Amsterdam's famous Red Light District - and saw a number of "interesting" sights, also passing the Oude Kirk, a huge old protestant church with little houses clinging to its sides thag remains a calm heaven at the heart of the frenetic Red Light District. Its buildings, especially the Gothic-renaissance style octagonal bell tower, were used by sailors to get their bearings.
... of attractions people talk about with Amsterdam. We will investigate more tomorrow night. Tonight we just strolled around, David got a hotdog and water, Tom some fries and Coke Light. As we walked we saw a scene with a guy not quite right in a kerfuffle with a cop. Thankfully we were the other side of the canal.
Tomorrow will be our big sight seeing day in Amsterdam. We will be there all day and night and then have most of the day Thursday until a 4pm train to ...