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... and not much of it. We've decided we're definitely too old for this long haul ****, and apart from our forthcoming trip to Hawaii at Xmas we will not be leaving the country again unless we win the lottery and can fly 1st class. Arrived at 7am and picked up some Euro at the airport so that we could catch a train and then a cab to the Convent Hotel. Of course we were so early that our rooms weren't ready and told to come back at 2pm. Had ...
After the boat tour, we then walked along the Leidsestraat, a long shopping street where cars cannot drive but a tram runs though the middle. Up further at end of street we entered the "Spui" where we went into a hidden courtyard (Begijnhof) where a bunch of small houses surrounded a church.
We then walked through the ...
... been there, done that) and I went via the supermarket and bought dinner and went home and veged.
That night I had the night to myself as Stephanie went to a music festival thingy.
Bugga, she got home at 0500hrs Sunday morning! Then up at 1000hrs - I'm going to clean, she says. Hmmm, could have been timed better, like before I came to your place! Then I learned the reason for the big spring clean - her bf from the US was coming the ...
... with me as I unintentionally slipped into Asian tourist mode and had a tendency to stop in the way of everyone. Oops. Here are all the places we saw along our way! There are so many!
- Royal Palace- It was inclosed by tons of fencing and there were some royal armed guards out front. Don't know if that is everyday or not. It was super cool.
- Nieuwe Kerk- A beautiful big church
- Wester Kerk- ...
... karaoke and had a great time dancing!
The next day, we went to the IAMSTERDAM sign, which is a new slogan kind of like I <3 NY, and is a major tourist spot but still lots of fun to climb all over and take pictures! From there we went to the Anne Frank House, which is truly very touching. I can't really explain how it felt but after reading her diary and being reminded with pictures and personal accounts of the horrors of the Holocaust, and knowing ...