Hotel Hermitage Amsterdam
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... to us it felt like they were standing over us to collect the rubbish so the plane could land.
The hotel is, ermm, quirky. Probably typically Dutch (see the photo!), open plan with the shower and toilet in your room, but nice enough. Bed is pretty comfy, kirsty is asleep already so must be, either that or the Heinekan went to her head quickly!!
Got a few hours in Amsterdam this afternoon ...
... back home.
The trip went very smoothly and we even ran into other Americans (from Michigan and Utah) who were waiting for our same train. Although we had to carry all of our luggage with us, rather than checking it in like on a plane, it was a much nicer experience than the hassle of an airport.
By far the best part ...
... remember! Raised in Utah, livin' in Denver. Never seen this kind of **** before.
We wandered the neighborhood for the remainder of the evening. We had a drink at a pasta place and talked up the bar tender. Wandered more and when hungry ate some take away Turkish food amongst the bustle of late night Pijp.
Despite being pretty jet lagged, we managed to fall asleep at a somewhat reasonable time while a thunderstorm rolled by in the distance.
... used to - we couldn't work out whether you ordered, received and then paid or ordered, paid and then received. We followed along like sheep, but the bloke at the till muffed the order and he had to mentally calculate (along with me) what the total was. This meant I was then without the precious receipt which seemed to be golden ticket of Fiumicino...without one, it appeared you would get nada. I tried the Bambi eyes on the lady at the coffee machine, but ...
... came we disappeared quickly!
The sad thing I have to say is that I was having a relapse of special muffins and couldn't really take in anything the tour guide was saying.. he talked about the coffee shops (again never want to experience this again), the red light district and the use of 'viewing windows', the canals and the bicycles... but the details are extremely hazy. I do remember that we were allowed to have a piece of ...