Apollofirst - Hampshire Classic
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... for beautiful views over the city but the only day it's closed is... Sunday! No views for us. Instead we walked around the bit of Jordaan that we hadn't seen and sat on the canal watching the world go by on boats, bikes, and mopeds.
We had reserved tickets for the Anne Frank house, which is a MUST (every time we went past on the bus the queue was huge). It was a really well laid out and insightful museum. ...
... up Rokin, which is the main shopping street with nearly every single brand you can imagine! A great time spent with Shena showing us what brands she loves in California. Then the heavens opened and it poured with rain. We rushed to find somewhere to eat and managed to get into a little Italian restaurant for pizza and pasta. They even surprised us with tiramisu! We walked to the grand central station to check out the ornate architecture. One thing we ...
Amsterdam is one of those places that people warn you about... starry-eyed tourists drifting through the main streets festooned with coffee shops seeping marijuana smoke, streets full of windows and girls (in the windows) of the red-light district, stained cement steps, techno-pulsing nightclubs and an overwhelming array of fast food options 'vending machine' style
..move several steps beyond this and you begin to realise Amsterdam is full of on storybook apartments of every colour stacked along the canals like a Van Gogh painting, their windowsills ...
... the plane is boarding one and a half hours before its scheduled to take off. So we skipped the coffees and when we arrived at the gate, we were reminded why they board so early. At the gate, you stand in line, meet with a person who goes over your passports in a mini interview, go through security (where you take almost everything out of your backpacks), then arrive in the waiting area, where there is a bathroom but no drinks or food. In ...
... unfold before you. It's almost as though the whole city was built at the same time, as street after street is flanked by tall, straight homes looking down on either canals or narrow laneways. You need a rubber neck to avoid all the bikes coming from every direction and trams don't seem to adhere to traffic signals. Most of the bikes have no gears (flat city!) and the old handlebar style like we grew up riding.
Saturday we donned our coats, ...