Trip Start May 08, 2006
Trip End Mar 07, 2007

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Monday, November 27, 2006


Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Rotterdam.

I dont really know what to say about Rotterdam. I was over Brussels and there was no where to stay in Eindhoven, I had time to kill so i thought why not go to Rotterdam. There isnt really much to do at all in Rotterdam. On hostel reviews you often see, the hostel was good, but why go to Rotterdam. Rotterdam reminds me of Parramatta. Although its a city, it feels the size of parramatta and looks like it too.

I only planned to be in Rotteradam for 2 nights, but there was no accomodation in Arnhem on the weekend which i had planned to go to, so i stayed another 2 nights in Rotterdam.

My hostel was alright, i had a 8 bed dorm to myself, there were 3 guys there. A stoned british guy who would be silent for long periods of time then suddenly ask you random questions. There was a late twenties aussie who was drowning his sorrows in beer everyday. Nice guy but so annoying, he would just sit there and talk about this dutch girl who needs time to think right now because she was married, got divorced, went travelling round oz for a year, met an australian and travelled with him for 6 months, she got rid of him, she met this new aussie guy, the old aussie guy killed himself and now the new aussie guy has been told she needs him to stay away for a while. Yess hmm anyway, there was also another aussie guy from woop woop in the country who wouldnt do anything but complain while i was watching bond movies in the tv room.

I rained a lot in Rotterdam. Everday in fact. I also slept in everyday until like 12 so that didnt help things. It was so cold, i just couldnt get up in the morning and at night i couldnt stop watching tv. Every single night i just made some spaghetti or got a pizza and put in the oven and watched tv. Its bond november in holland and they are showing every bond movie. Some people came and went, especially on the weekend. Had a few stoners in my room who i never saw at all. They went to bed after me and woke up after me.

I walked around a little bit. I was hampered by the cold, the rain and the fact my socks were touching the ground. I wore a hole in every pair of my socks. So i the second day i made it my mission to buy socks and shoes. Wheres kmart or target when you need it. Theres no real department stores in europe. I went to get money out for shoes and realised that i had no money in my account and had to wait till the weekend was over until i could transfer money over. Another reason why i didnt move. I had just enough money to pay for my accomodation, and get spaghetti, bread and chocolate. Then i realised i had 10 euros from the deposit for the hostel and went to the movies because i was bored. Saw Casino Royale. Wasnt really a bond movie, im a bit perplexed by it.

So in Rotterdam i did a bit of walking around, a lot of sleeping, a lot of watching bonds and south park and not to forget on the last night, Blood sport. A classic Van Damme movie which has made my month. How good is blood sport.

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