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... back up to my room but before getting there I was
stopped by some of the group and invited to have a smoke of some
weed. Some of the guys had gone out and purchased some and brought it
back to the hotel to try. So in front of a no smoking sign we had a
smoke. I only had a few puffs as that was enough.
Then it was time for dinner and we went down
and had the best dinner of the trip – a buffet style meal, it was
great, then I went and had a ...
... back to Michel’s house. Because the weather was so bad and we’d gotten up so early, we ended up napping for much of the afternoon, only to be oddly woken up by Michel’s son Lefe checking to see if we were in the room. He’d come home to pack as he was leaving for Berlin, and also to get the pocket bike from me as he was taking it with him. The rain had stopped, so Reece and I took the bikes for one ...
... of the bicycle in Amsterdam – The Bicycle Is King ! The roads consist of a centerway for trams, a lane on each side for cars, a cycle lane on each side, and of course the pavement. Bicycles ride on any and all of these travelways at all times, and in anywhich direction, totally disregarding any traffic signals. And did I mention there are thousands of them ? And this is legal, or at least, tolerated by the police. Here we have a good example of the pragmatism of ...
... t seen a familiar face from home on Thanksgiving. She put her things down, and then we headed out.
Our hotel was about 15 minutes from the city centre, so we took a tram in. The thing about Amsterdam is that its (public) transportation system is phenomenal – buses, trams, cars, taxis, bikes. Walking in the streets is like playing an advanced game of frogger – ever moving vehicle you can imagine is coming at you.
... with caramel) There are many ducks in the ponds to feed as well. This park was lovely. People of all ages and nationality were here enjoying the beautiful scenery and lazing around. There were groups of people relaxing on the grass, playing an acoustic guitar and eating some lunch. Many of the locals (who I assume were locals anyhow) were jogging along the paved paths or biking somewhere. Steve and I visited several times, ate lunch by a few different ponds and fed the ducks.