Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
It’s the start of our journey, which I have subtitled
‘Canadian Lampoon’s European Vacation’. In preparation for our trip, we have
very recently watched Mr. Bean’s Vacation and National Lampoon’s European
Vacation. We left from Calgary at about 3:00 in the afternoon, which means
arriving in Amsterdam in the morning. Unfortunately, the Netherlands World Cup
quarter final game will be over when we get to ...
... as he tried to help lift her down. The cigarette in his mouth at the time burnt him, dropped to the floor and his bottle of whiskey was knocked over. That'll serve him right for being in the way of everyone's photographs :p!
With the birds still chirping outside and the ringing of bike bells in our ears, it's time to recharge the batteries ready for tomorrow's scenic drive and our first night of camping!
Lots of love,
Jess (and Ness)
Arriving in Amsterdam, I found out that the previous years' Queen's Day that was on 30 Apr is now changed to King's Day on 26 Apr due to the abdication of Queen Beatrix. Hence, this year they are celebrating the King's birthday instead, resulting in a huge crowd congregating upon Amsterdam to party. This unexpected change certainly made my day more interesting! There's a sea of orange everywhere - ...
... was quiet. Others even sobbed under their breath. Anne's story was very moving, and I highly recommend everyone to go check out this museum
We decided to lighten up our spirits after the museum the best way possible in Amsterdam, so off we went to the Red Light District. During the day it was much tamer, and not that many workers were out except for the really ugly ones. Throughout the streets were neon signs everywhere; some signs were ...
... It drizzled, but didnt pour until the late afternoon and we had gumboots so nothing could stop us. We spent the next hour paddling around the canals, exploring another side of this awesome city. Paddling on the canal bikes was a little difficult at first, until we realised that there was no point trying to go fast, it's easier if you go with the flow - of the canal. So under bridges, around corners, through plants and almost crashing into house boats we went. Sometimes ...