Trip Start Aug 08, 2006
33Trip End Oct 08, 2006
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I then took a train to the Centraal Station, left my luggage there (the backpack did show up, after all!) and by 13h was walking around the center aimlessly, just looking around and taking random pictures - there is nothing like walking around with no destination in a completely unknown (and very beautiful) city. The weather was gray, but I didn't mind it at all.
Then, at about 19h, I went to my host's place, took a shower (the first in the last 30 hours or so), we talked a bit, he cooked dinner for me and he told me he was studying to be a massagist and wanted to get all the practice he could, so wanted to practice on me
Anyway, the next morning I left and, since I would have to sleep in a hotel, I thought it would be better to just take the night train to KÝbenhavn, so I bought my tickets. Then I called my would-be host in Turku, Elisa, who was in Amsterdam and we spent a very nice afternoon together. Then I went to the station and, as my ticket didn't have the platform information, I asked a guy who worked there. When I got to the appointed platform, though, the train was leaving for Brussels (which was the wrong way) and I found out the right platform just on time to wave my train goodbye... The next train was only next morning, so I had to buy another ticket and find me a hotel, which was not that easy (especially under the sudden heavy rain), but it all went out fine in the end. I'm already in KÝbenhavn now, but the news will come at a later date.
All in all, I still liked Amsterdam (had no time for the museums, though - maybe when I come back). Must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies...