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... so they could learn to paint them. After Rembrandt's place I made my way to Albert Cuyp market. This is supposed to be the quintessential Amsterdamian. Unfortunately I made it there late and they were staring to pack up. I went for a quick look and then made my way back to leidesplein for dinner. By this time the cold was starting to subside (or the drugs were starting to work) Hopefully I'l be fighting fit for travel ...
... t-shirts which seem to attract controversy wherever we go. Once night time falls we head to the infamous 'red light district' which is considerably smaller than I remember due to being reduced in size to weed out that pesky problem of stolen girls and illegal prostitution. We see some attractive girls and some not so attractive, skanky looking ones. We get up to some mischief and call it a late night. (Melissa). Amsterdam is a dirty, filthy, sleazy shithole of a city. The only thing ...
... around the south and in the city's the slow and careful driving policy has gone out the window and quite a number of boy racers were to be seen.
With all the good things of Norway there are a few things that are also not so good and one thing is the cost of goods in that country. Food is extremely expensive and you can easily pay £15 for a burger & chips or £3 for a normal size Mars bar. Most hotels are about £100 p/night.
On a trip like I have just done one simply just ...
... Vivienne & Gerry invited us over for a coffee-which we gratefully accepted. Vivienne was a vivacious English woman, originally from Manchester, while Gerry had been born in Holland. During an air raid in the 2nd world war, Gerry(only a baby) and his parents made their way to a bomb shelter. Gerry's mum realised she had forgotten Gerry's bottles so his dad offered to run back and get them. But sadly he was gunned down and later died. In later years, Gerry's ...
... which connecting train we needed to take. So we found a victim walking by and asked which train to take. We got extremely lucky and met a lovely lady named Aude. She was going to Amsterdam as well so she kindly let us follow her around all day! We really hit the jackpot, and once we got off the train in Amsterdam she actually walked us right to our hostel! Along the way she pointed out a few places that we should see, and things we could do. We ...