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I had a good day today, despite no Keegan. It was overcast in the morning, so it was a good day to go to the rijksmuseum. The museum is under construction, so it was a bit confusing to find the entrance. I had no wait for tickets at all but was able to ea straight up to the desk and pay. No line at coat check either.
The ground floor of the museum holds artifacts from the Dutch golden age...both about empire building and ...
... before heading to the main
square to see Madame Tussaud's wax museum. This is something I never
thought I'd see, but I'm quite glad I did. If nothing else, the
entertainment factor was pretty big. Between the girls and I making
ridiculous poses next to famous figures and watching complete
strangers do the same, there were hardly any dull moments. After the
museum, we headed to a local market in search of unique gifts to
bring back ...
... The area covered some 163 acres, a little bigger than our Canberra Floriade. Our bus trip took over two hours but it was a very pleasant ride for us, in a luxurious bus compared to our usual standards. LOL
The Floriade was really more like a Horticultural Expo, with many pavilions set up to exhibit agricultural and horticultural innovations, to ensure better ecological 'green' choices in gardens, houses and urban living. Some ...
... flight would not leave until 23:35 but 18:30 I was already at the airport.
At 21:00 I dropped of my luggage and felt that sadness of leaving but that
feeling was soon gone when I got to passport control. Excited all over…smiling J.
But I was not in the clear yet! Right behind passport control was customs and IRS!
Officer: "Do you speak English?"
Why is it I am always addressed in English? (It even happened when ...
... menu and nearly roping you in. We were snared by a lady in front of a little Argentinian steak house. Jay had the mushroom steak special, Jill had the ribs. One of the best bargains for the money.
After dinner, we headed back to the Leidensplein Square. In one area, there were arrays of heated tents, each one associated, waitered and cared for by a particular bar, all butted up next to each other. We picked one and ...