The Good, The Rotten, and the Promiscuous Amsters
Trip Start Jul 02, 2012
21Trip End Aug 14, 2012
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From Anne Frank's House to the Red Light District, Woohoo!
One of the highlights was our visit to the Anne Frank House. It humbles you, but it also puts into perspective what it was like for two families to be living in close quarters for two years. We were able to see the secret passage way behind the bookshelf, and the rooms behind it. I took a picture of the outside of the house, but unfortunately, photography was not allowed inside the museum. Another stellar moment was when Joshua and I rented a moped, and drove out to an old fishing town called Marken
I don't want to dwell on this one too much, but basically Joshua and I missed our flight from Amsterdam to Prague, which then set off the domino effect that created one problem after another. Yes we were extremely upset and yes we lost money, but the thing that just hit me hard was when the reality sunk in that nobody would take responsibility for the other obstacles that came our way. No one cared, and for four hours it just seemed as if we were taking one slap in the face after another. I felt as if I was in my own version of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles with Steve Martin and John Candy. I wanted so badly to tell Easy Jet where they could take their "Not Possible" comments
The Promiscuos Amsters:
We met some terrific people one evening as Joshua and I were enjoying some local beer at "In the Wild Bar". We sat talking to Martin and his nephew Walter for several hours, all the while poking fun that Martin was going to get in trouble from his wife when he came home so late. As we said our goodbyes, Walter invited us over to his apartment in the morning for brunch. Wonderful; it was a nice gesture and we were excited to try a dutch breakfast. Well, when we met Walter the next morning, he told us about a break-in that occured in his apartment building that happened in the early morning. His apartment was unharmed but he wanted to call the police to report the break-in, as the tenant that lived below was not home. So it gets even better. When the police arrived, they were very surprised by what they found. The entire apartment was a whole S&M chamber or torture room, whatever you want to call it. Crazy! The police were laughing, yet they were baffled because they had never seen anything like it. Can you imagine the shock when the theives broke in? I am pretty sure that nothing was taken....I hope? So what do Joshua and I do when all this craziness ensues? We take pictures like giddy tourists. We just posted one picture because we didn't want to creep everyone out. So you'll have to check it out. By the way, the owner never came home that day, and the police took down the information, and then sloooowwwly walked away.