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I started off by walking nervously through the departure gates at Melbourne's Tullamarine INTL Airport but am now feeling totally confident in Europe. That's one of the main things I've noticed about this glorious continent so far - when you are surrounded by stunning architecture, the smell of freshly baked bread and the smiles of the welcoming …
... it what fun
Any way lots of sad good byes people leaving by bus, car, plane
next week boat has a load of diplomatic people on board
Stephen arrived and good trip home to Dusseldorf lunch washing etc and we out for dinner tonight with Stephen and Josh
... everyone speaks English! it is compulsory to learn at school and when they get to high school, kids get the option of learning French or German. I could have spent another couple of days in Amsterdam, but sadly Ireland was calling so we had to move on...
Thanks to Neville and Denise for the hotel recommendation - it was pretty good!
Now for a week driving around Ireland - on the right side of the road! Yay!!
... after crossing over, it rocked up and we were on our way. Only downer was the nerd patrol I was travelling with who insisted on sitting up the front. Squares. After passing through some of the outer part of the city (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum - the latter already having queues), we scooted along the freeway to Schiphol...having picked up a number of folks jetting off somewhere, all of whom gave me gentle through to almighty bumps as they rolled their cases past. Thanks, ...
... It drizzled, but didnt pour until the late afternoon and we had gumboots so nothing could stop us. We spent the next hour paddling around the canals, exploring another side of this awesome city. Paddling on the canal bikes was a little difficult at first, until we realised that there was no point trying to go fast, it's easier if you go with the flow - of the canal. So under bridges, around corners, through plants and almost crashing into house boats we went. Sometimes ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLeidseplein Hostel Amsterdam
Staff were a bit hostile, not particularly helpful either. Bathrooms were dirty but beds were comfy enough and good amount of space in the rooms.
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