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Today I went on a 3 hour walking tour of Amsterdam. It was very informative. I learned all about the history of the city from is start as a small village on the River Amstel to its Golden Age in the 17th century, to the world wars, to present day. We walked through the Red Light District, up down and across countless canals, around the Dam Square, to the Royal Palace, and countless other landmarks. It was great!
I learned the "3 Golden Rules" ...
... We might just keep it at that and let you guys figure out the rest haha. We headed back to our place after dinner, exhausted from the day's pub crawl. We decided to take it easy as we weren't prepared to wake up early hungover and rush to the Amsterdam Centraal station. That would surely end in half of our belongings being left in the crazy city of Amsterdam.
Thanks to our nerdy, though responsible end to the night, yesterday's day of ...
... Middle Eastern food, and cheese. It was a very odd mix but all were delicious. When my friends got into the city I picked them up at Centraal Station and we walked back to the hostel (stoping a a coffee shop on the way). Once they dropped their stuff off we went to dinner and then walked around the Red Light District for a while. We went into a place called the Moulin Rouge which was an erotic nightclub (which is a fancy way of saying it ...
... t need any more shoes - however we compromised with a cute little clogs magnet for €3.50. Tonight we pitched tents and headed into the red light district. A fascinating area infamous for decriminalised marijuana, magic mushrooms and prostitution. It was funny to think that as it is so well regulated, that this is one of the safest cities on the itinerary, yet has so much "vice" - a sterling example of harm minimisation! After peering in a ...
... safely to dock! On land we take a look at Anne Franks House which was pretty interesting although I'm not sure how they hid for 2 years given the blatantness of their hideout....but it did again highlight the terrible actions of zee Germans over the war. After we headed through the underbelly that is the red light district....the scent of ganja in your nostrils wafting from 'coffeeshops' as you walked the streets. The less than ...
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