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... I decide our next steps.
As I write, Mattijs and I are jumping through the ludicrous hoops of Dutch bureaucracy. A few days ago, we registered in the municipality to receive our BSN numbers (basically our national insurance numbers). Without them, we cannot do anything, we can’t register with job agencies, apply for jobs, open a bank account, join the library. Nada. So you can imagine how severely unimpressed we were when the lady told us we would ...
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I am not sure if that is an original comment and I may well be plagiarising, but it is certainly my description of Amsterdam. The Gateway, literally, geographically and of course, metaphorically.
It is a bit of London, Rome, Venice, Prague and although I am yet to visit, I would say a little piece of Paris as well.
I would like to retract an earlier statement in that I said the fact that I loved both New York and Amsterdam was coincidental. Maybe there ...
OK, so I was a prick when writing the other night and this Contiki thing isn't so bad after all.
As I should have learned after South Korea a few years ago, at some point everyone is going to be forced to socialise. As long as you're not a complete **** you'll be fine. Sidling up to the loudest guy on the bus probably wasn't such a bad move.
Put simply, everyone is cool and seems to be on roughly the same page, by which ...
... to couples so while he was off doing that I was left alone only a few metres from him and was mistaken as a prostitute! It was pretty funny and awkward!! If your wondering, they cost 50 euros for 20 minutes and if you want them fully naked then its extra. Aaron came back giggling like a school boy, he said he felt bad asking even though it was all for a laugh! We had a drink in a bar nearby and ended up leaving because the heavens opened and it started pouring down with rain. ...
... got on the bus it was 11.45 - partly due to immigration clearing the ship, I suspect. Henk, our English speaking guide, said as we were leaving late, we'd return late, so that was good.
Everything looked very industrial on our arrival at the port. All the "smoke" looked terrible. However, during the day our guide told us of all the world breaking "green" initiatives Holland has put in place, and I started to wonder if ...
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