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Reasonably clean, decent beds, and your own shower and toilet
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The boat did not go anywhere last night as there are some tours scheduled for Amsterdam. We had already selected a tour which would take us out by bus into the countryside to see some windmills in action, some cheese making and some making of wooden shoes.
The commentary on the bus was excellent, helped by the dry wit of our guide. The country was flat as expected with a large portion of it below sea level. As we got further ...
... which is very interesting in many respects. Located on one of Amsterdam's prestigious canals, the Herengracht, it was built in 1619 in Dutch Renaissance style for a wealthy merchant. During the 17th-century the building changed owners several times, until it was sold to the Moravian Church and refurbished for use as a church, with the facade replaced by an 18th-century classic gable. It became a site for concerts ...
... Dessert was delightful. We had a dip of homemade coconut ice cream rolled in toasted coconut. Fresh fruit was beautifully presented on a skewer and consisted of honeydew, pineapple, kiwi, strawberries and grapes. In a shot glass were our toppings for the ice cream. It was a blend of the fruits and whipping cream.
The Red Like District.......Oh My Stars! I was in shock at what 2 Euros could buy in Amsterdam in the red light district.
... a little of getting to know people on the bus but tonight we were all going out together and once everyone gets shifted you get to know the real them, so most of the contiki group went on the canal cruise but me and some girls wanted to skip that and go and get stoned so me, Jesse,Rachael ,Mel, Rhi, Jay, Michele and Julie went to a cafe and we all sat down and got stoned,we were only a few puffs in and i was off my diddly aka as high as a kite and then ...
... do again anywhere, let alone Amsterdam!! I think I'll write a separate blog exploring this a bit more later. I managed to pull myself together and wipe away the tears so I could actually see what was going on, and enjoyed every second of an amazing set list and Pearl Jam at their best!
And so was Amsterdam. No fields of tulips, clogs (other than in the souvenir shops) or windmills, but plenty of other great experiences, interesting people, beautiful sights and lots to debate and talk ...