Today it was our turn to get up early after a night of heavy drinking to catch a train. We woke up pretty early, said good bye to Billy and Melissap, and Melissak and I headed to the train station to go to AMSTERDAM! :D There was something wrong with our train though and it took us about an extra hour to get to Amsterdam. Once we got there we found our hostel pretty fast as it was right near the train station and right in the Red Light district :) We were staying at the Globe hostel in a 22 bed dorm which had a door with no actual knob. Good thing there were lockers for us to lock up our stuff! Although I think everyone was to high and/or drunk all the time to worry about stealing stuff.
Green House Cafe
This was the biggest dorm room that we stayed in on our whole trip although I don't think I ever saw it full until arond 5:30 or 6am when everyone was finally getting to bed haha. Right away in our dorm we met two girls who are also from BC named April and Bailey. They were really nice but unfortunately they had this guy who had "tagged" along with them from Brugge named Shaffy (nick named Sea Shanty Man) who was kind of on the weird side lol. After talking for a bit we decided to do what you have to do in Amsterdam which is legal here and no where else, go and smoke a joint. We went to the Green House cafe and we shared 2 mixed joints. Now I'm not very familiar with pot as I don't smoke it but they said it wasn't very strong. Oh well I didn't really feel any different after smoking it but atleast I can say I smoke a joint legally in Amsterdam.
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do
Shaffy on the other hand started tripping out and he was really annoying and we were just like wtf. We went and got some lunch together afterwards and then headed back to the hostel. Sarah and Michelle (our first roomies in London) had told us about this awesome pub crawl called the Ultimate Party Pub Crawl which happenes in Amsterdam and they wrote down directions for us. We asked April and Bailey if they wanted to come with us and they said yes so we sneakily ditched Sea Shanty Man and headed towards the Van Gogh museum as the pub crawl was near there. Anyways so were walking around for and hour and a half looking for this pub crawl and we still can't find it. So we decided to give up and just go back to the hostel. As were walking back we decided to turn down a street because it looks pretty.
Melissa smoking a joint
As were walking down the street we get stopped buy a guy who asks us if we've ever heard of the Ultimate Party Pub crawl and it's about to start if we want to join. We were just like "Are you kidding me?! We've been looking for this pub crawl for the last hour and a half!!" So it must have been destiny that we go on this pub crawl because it found us :) Anyways we got a couple euro off the price because we were late arrivers and we didn't get the free beer at the first place. Before we left the people who ran the pub crawl told us about a certain rule on the crawl. It's called the Buffalo rule. You have to drink all your drinks with your opposite hand and if someone catches you drinking with your correct hand they yell buffalo until you chug your whole drink.
hehe love it!
So it's a very good rule to get drunk fast haha. Melissa had to chug 3 beer at the very first pub we went to and it was not good for her haha. I started out hanging with Melissa, Bailey, and April but I'm a person who likes to meet new people and mingle so I started chatting around as there were lots of people there lol. Anyways I didn't end up seeing the girls at all for the rest of the night except for random crossings in the bathroom lol. I was so drunk though I don't really remember many of the people met and talked to or what we talked about lol. It was getting late and I ran into Bailey and April who said they were leaving and that Melissa was still around somewhere. But I couldn't find Melissa anywhere!! I was getting worried because I had no idea where I was or where in the world our hostel was. I ended up leaving with a friend I met who let me crash at their place for the night. Hopefully Melissa got back to the hostel safely and wasn't worried about me!