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Day Two

The Canal Ride

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So this morning started with me waking myself up with my own snoring, how attractive, my nose is still blocked from sort of being half sick, lucky being in the heat is helping it go away!!
Then we all got ready, went to breakfast with mark and chris, i got a massive pancake that had banana inside and dark chocolate that i could pour all over it! :D :D a bit of icing sugar ontop... YUM! - plus i ordered a chocolate milk (because they didn't have banana smoothies :( ) and it was sooo yummy, it wasn't runny, it was quite thick...sooo good.
but after this, went back to the hotel picked up nat (she was getting ready) then we went on our canal ride...my goodness, Amsterdam is more beautiful then i first thought! we first went through construction areas that is on the water, but then we made our way through the more residential areas of the city, its just so picturesque, everything looks like its from a painting, just gorgeous. plus people live in boat houses here!!! i was SO jealous!!!!! i absolutely LOVE them, i have decided that one day if i make enough dough...living on a houseboat in Amsterdam, in summer, is definitely on the cards!
I saw the most amazing way to get furniture in the the apartments of a 3 story apartment, they have a pulley system and pull up the heavy furniture through the windows! :O soooo smart! (there is a photo of this not to worry :P)
We also saw the science museum which is built like a boat! - just fantastic, i dont think we will have time to go see it however, 4 days is just too short.... also a 19th century style boat which i really wanted to go on it, again, 4 days are is too short!

once we got off the canal ride we walked back to the main shopping areas to get mark some telfast, and i got throat lollies, my poor throat is all dry and scratchy!

then at the chemist they were giving away free dutch braclets when you purchase something over 10 euros! WIN!
so then we went to get mark some new shorts and starting chatting to the guys working at the store, turns out one of them had been to Australia, and had stayed in sydney.....in kings cross..hahahahah, i asked quickly "oh no! you didnt go to porkeys...did you?" he laughed and said "I DIDNT KNOW IT WAS A STRIP CLUB!" i just laughed, and we talked a little bit more about where he had been.

once that was done i wanted to go look at the church, which was beautiful, i have always loved going to the churches and just looking at the windows and the decoration and detail they put into every part of the structure, building are just not made like that in australia...
after this we had some Ice cream because it was just soooo hot! - and then nat spotted a guy dressed in a Darth Vader costume so we got a photo, not before we had to haggle the price down from 1 euro to 30 cents :P

after this was lunch, just a small lunch at a bar, nothing special.

so now its time to get to the GAME! the whole city is full of people in oranje - i still want to find out the story of the oranje.... when i know i'l post that up too, but for now enjoy some canal photos seeing as i think they speak for themselves !

Doei Australia... for now :P

Posted by valentinaa 06:14 Archived in Netherlands Tagged cruises

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