Van der Valk Volendam
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... churches were gutted and desecrated by the Protestants. Catholics in Amsterdam entered the church by a discreet side entrance and ascended a steep staircase to the hidden church in the attic. After leaving Amstelkring, we stopped at a cafe by a pretty canal, where I had a coffee and Ed had a beer. We relaxed here for awhile and then proceeded toward the Flower Market. On the way, we passed a stand selling smoked herring, and ...
... foreheads, intertwined trunks and the little one put his foot on the teenagers back when the larger one laid down and pretended to ignore the baby. Adorable! On the way back we spotted lions again. A different group from the morning. There were seven lions lying in tall grass. We could see 3 young males with just the beginnings of a mane and two females, likely the moms, but we're unable to identify others. Another wonderful ...
... so good. It's really hard to find authentic Dutch food in Amsterdam. We tried. I decided to just get a burger and a beer. I figured I deserved it after missing out on my 3 Heinekens. After dinner we chilled out at the hostel. It was a really relaxing city. We almost didn't need as much time as we had though. I would have rather spent that much time in Berlin. I really didn't know what to expect from Amsterdam but I enjoyed it. The next morning we got on the bus and left for Paris.
... and we were suddenly homesick for our own dogs. The town was really scenic so we decided to find a cafe for lunch. Two baked potatoes was our choice. We then felt we should head back towards the airport - about 20 miles away but with possible traffic delays. We also needed to fill the petrol tank - they have both Shell and BP here along with other brands. We arrived at the airport with an hour to spare before check-in was open for our flight but that ...
... Pretty soon, he took out a joint and stuck it in his mouth. Well, okay. I see people do that on the bus with their cigarettes so they can light up the second they get off the bus. But this guy then proceeded to light the joint. Heidi yelled at him, and he turned on her and asked if she was a policeman. "No, but I know you can't light that here." He wasn't a big guy but he was still kind of scary, and he said loudly, "I'm a policeman!" (Only he said it a lot more ...
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