Beautiful yet dirty city of Amsterdam

Trip Start May 06, 2010
Trip End Jun 10, 2010

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Well, I made it to Amsterdam. I didnt get my first choice hostel, but I have a good one. A little too close to the Red Light Special for my preference but its good. A room of 5 beds with its own bathroom and shower, restaurants all up and down the road. I just ate a really good meal, but I think they were a bit pricy, specially when the sign outside says 8.95Euros. Oh well.
I got to see the Anne Frank House today...cant take pics inside. I could never imagine being in such tight quarters with so many people and to not be able to see daylight for so long. That would absolutely suck! I also went past the Hard Rock Cafe. Tomorrow, Iäm going to go on the Blue line which takes me to NEMO, maybe well all sign "just keep swimming just keep swimming" LOL (thanks to Denise Downer)...actually its not about Nemo the fish, I believe its a large boat. I dont remember everwhere else the Blue line boat takes me. Today I had taken the green boat. So something I just learned is that people smoke pot readily here in Amsterdam. I went to a souvenir shop and they have a whole bunch of paraphanalia (sp) and I guess theres a certain spot at my hostel they can smoke a "joint". UGH. Wondering if I should have rented a hotel room or if it would be any better.
Oh well I guess...Im not the one doing it.
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Aunt Bonnie on

I can hardly wait until the next day to see where you are. Seeing Netherlands and Belgium reminds me of Joe (Mike's oldest son) who served a Mission there. He was home April 2010.
Thank you for sharing all of this wonderful trip and sites you are having. I'm so proud of you.
Love always
Aunt Bonnie

Carole on

I'm sure our students would love to know all about the smoking areas where you are. But we won't tell them! I miss your pictures! Too risque in the red light district? Keep writing!


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