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... But I continued my tour of Belgian and Amsterdam beers, and we chose a second brown cafe for dinner. The food in these cafes is surprisingly good- I had a smoked duck salad that was fabulous, and Matt had an Indonesian-style satay.
After a nighttime stroll along the canals, we headed back to our hotel for an earlier bedtime than we've had this entire trip. We have three nights here in Amsterdam, so we're going to store up on sleep tonight.
Got to Reykjavik, Iceland at about midnight Seattle time. Either I was exhausted or easily impressed with the women's restrooms but wow! They were about the size of a small hotel's restroom and had some super-cool sink fixtures - water out the center, air to dry your hands on either side. It's all one piece, amazing! Landed in Amsterdam about 1:30pm local time and was welcomed by thunder, lightening, and downpours. After 10.5 hours on a plane, pulling an all-nighter ...
Early today I write my previous entry from Utrecht, and now I am in Amsterdam! Here are my first impressions:
- Easy to get lost with all of the canals
- Way too many mopeds on the bike paths at high speed
- Each bike lane has traffic in both directions
- Left turns means going into ...
... he was looking much skinnier after months of riding around Europe. Also he was dressed in a shirt (because it was the only clean piece of clothing he had left!) so I looked straight past him until he waved me down! The hotel was a great find, only about 10 minutes out of the city by bus and really nice. We caught up over lunch, and Brooke told me all about his adventures around Europe, there was a lot to talk about! It sounded so fun, and I ...
... the weather changed from fine and sunny, to a mini tornado. We were 'peed' upon copiously from above and had to run for shelter. The wind was blowing the rain horizontal to the ground. Fortunately, it stopped within a few minutes and we were able to find a warm café and were dry by the time we had eaten. Apart from that excitement, the trip north was uneventful..
Have enjoyed buffet dinner and met more of ...