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What an adventure we have had. Seen so much, walked many many miles. Talked to lots of people none of whom we will remember but at the time it was interesting. Today in Amsterdam, not sure what we will do but we will enjoy our last day abroad....at least until next time! Xx Well what a day it turned out to be. It's hot more than 30 degrees. Our hotel is centrally located and Amsterdam is a walkable city. So off we go. There ...
... to explore Amsterdam.
The route to the tram stop involved crossing underneath the train tracks, where we found some pretty awesome graffiti.
We must have spent a good half an hour marveling at the walls and taking photo's, most of which can be seen at the end of this chapter, it's worth clicking on them to see them in better detail. We then jumped on the ...
... we make it out to be in the U.S.
Things we learned in Amsterdam
1) It's not what Americans think - I think I've made that clear
2) The buildings all look the same - I think this is what made it feel like a giant neighborhood. The buildings are all together and resemble what we would consider townhouses.
3) water everywhere - Amsterdam is connected by many canals, much like Venice. Everywhere you go you are crossing ...
... met with a chilly reception by Amsterdam's spring weather. After leaving our luggage in safe keeping until we could officially check in to our hotel, we decided the best strategy was to last out the day as best we could, so as to adjust our body-clocks to Amsterdam local time.
We decided to walk the streets of Amsterdam until we could find a cafe open at such an early hour. That took over an hour, but not before watching the ...
I had a good sleep and only woke at 0530 briefly before finally waking properly at 0730 and getting up. I managed to sleep for nearly 12 hours and really felt relaxed and fresh, no jet lag!
After breakfast I decided to head to Amsterdam using the bus and train option. I still had not gotten used to cars driving on the other side of the road to what I am used to and after about 10 minutes it clicked to me that the traffic in front of me was driving ...