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Day Three

We visit the royals while hungover and get a little taste of pancakes!

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So today was pretty tame, woke up after our little adventure last night not feeling in tip top shape, i had wanted to go on my bike ride, but was not really feeling up to it, so instead we went out for breakfast, which ended up a disaster!
We went to the same place that we went for breakfast yesterday, however, it was a different guy as the main waiter, and he was an absolute *insert insulting word here* Chris went to order and just as he was about to ask for "instead of..." this waiter cuts him off and says that he was having problems with the chef and we could not change the order?? - it was a 5 minute story on something that was not OUR problem as the customer! finally we got that the chef will only cook what is on the menu, nothing different, WHAT A JOKE, we should have left right there and then, but we didnt because the gang was so hungry, so i ordered an omlette with mushrooms, ham and cheese, problem number one, my omlette shows up a fair while after everyone elses food shows up, then, the omlette is probably one egg (it was less than a MM thick) and no mushroom, ham OR cheese! - ?!?!?!?!?!?!? so i send it back... and its the same thing, one scrambled egg friend, and then mushrooms thrown onto the the middle and one slice of cheese and a slice of ham, ..... i was so angry, and i said, "nup, not eating this, i have more respect for my stomach" so we left and i went for a walk and looked for something else and found the most beautiful little cafe that had the best little cakes and things, so i ordered a BLT with cheese......magic...just magic, crunchy bacon, crisp lettuce, melted cheese tasty tomato a little bit of mayo.... on brown toasted bread...... i did not know food could taste that good when having just been so let down.... just fantastic, i really would like to go back for breakfast but tomorrow we get a free breakfast at the hotel, so maybe ill get lunch when we come back from spain... or on sunday, who knows! :D

so after this nat, mark and i went shopping for gifts for all of you :P - i wont write too much on this seeing as it is a surprise !
after this we then went and meet up with a friend who is also here for sensation and we (him, chris and i) all went to see the palace that i had wanted to go to before, it was AMAZING! :D i was so happy that i went to see it, the entire place was filled with marble sculptures and fabulous paintings and the most delicate furniture, and just to think, people use to call this home! unfortunately i forgot my camera, so i have no photos.... but Chris had his so you will all have to wait till i get the photos from him so that i can share it with all of you ! !

in fact i did learn something new today that i will share instead! - the national symbol for Amsterdam is XXX, but it actually has nothing to do with the fact that the city is a hub for... X rated things, but that during the pirate days, XXX is the postcode for Amsterdam! - and its what they knew the port as, so actually XXX means the Amsterdam port! but because their were so many sailors coming into the port, all the women decided that they could make money off of the sailors, and thats how the Amsterdam is now a hub for such things! - pretty cool!

anyway, other than the palace we went and had dutch pancakes as well! blue berrry!!!! yum yum yum i wish i could bring some back with me for all you... :P maybe ill get the recipe!

anywho, watching the football now, GO GERMANY!!!! 3 nil!!! woop woop woop!

and soon there is SENSATION!!! so we gotta go eat, then get ready! i will make sure to keep you all updated hope your all well!

DoEi!!!! till tomorrow!!

Posted by valentinaa 08:10 Archived in Netherlands Tagged tourist_sites

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