Hampshire Hotel - Babylon Den Haag
Travel Blogs from The Hague
... realized that after walking out the station, trying to make sense of our map, and realizing we were in the wrong place, at which point we had to go back to the station and get back on a different train for one stop (which we also narrowly missed).
So, that was fun. It's funny when traveling. You have all these experiences that seem unpleasant at the time (I really, really hate narrowly missing trains or other forms of ...
... and Nikki had to catch a bus to their conference centre which was just over an hour away, and didn't really feel like doing it in the dark, so we farewelled them at the bus station at about 6pm and went on our merry way back to Amsterdam. The trip back was much quicker. It took about a hour. We then cooked spaghetti, watched an interesting Ted talk on art and science which is featured on their website if you want to have look, and then went to ...
... pancake overlooking the water. Strolled peacefully down to Museumplein, sat for a while on a bench, congratulating myself on having booked a ticket for the van Gogh Museum for 1pm so I wouldn't have to stand in line... and at about 12:45 strolled around the corner to find that even the booked tickets queue was right around the block!! Why oh WHY are we here in high season??
Anyway, it was worth it - this time I only queued for the 15 minutes I was ...
... the magnificent moment of reaching the top with a glass of champagne. This moment was definitely my outstanding moment of Paris. After we ventured back down we all decided to feed our bellies with true Parisian cuisine... Snails. When they arrived on the table we all hyped each other up and quickly chomped them down! I didn't mind them to much - they were chewy and just tasted like mushrooms/dirt. Kim and Renata just swallowed them, I don't ...
... It was too cold, we were tired, Lance's foot was bleeding and Mom's hurt, so on the train we went. It continued to rain, and honestly if we were all better prepared it wouldn't have been so bad. Now we know.
Well, there is my novel from the day. We had a great steak dinner Kit cooked once we got home, and Mom and Lance watched some trashy American TV. I truly must admit I am disappointed these shows ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services