Last day in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Travel Blog› entry 4 of 14 › view all entries
January 24th, 2008 – by: narala
As I was leaving the hotel earlier yestermorn, Jerry the barkeep saw my camera. "Mind that camera," he said, "A lot of people will want to make love to it." What?? These are some seriously perverted individuals. The RLD isn't enough? From the hotel, I went to Albert Cyp (pronounced 'caip' for all y'all foreigners) on the tram. Bought a USB card for my laptop. Then I lost my tram ticket. No idea how. I realised I lost it when I was already on the tram on the way back and the conductor was asking for my ticket. I felt around like a dipschtick for a couple of minutes, then I told her I couldn't find it.
Random thought: There are sex shops and ganja paraphenelia all over this place. I saw a sex shop that also had bike rentals. Yep. Right after I get off, the next thing I want to do is get on, on a bike that is.
I made it to the Hemp Museum. It was rather interesting. Did you know Henry Ford made a car that was partly fueled by hemp? And there are a lot of children orphaned by "The War On Drugs?" Well, neither did I. Wow. The things you learn in a museum. Needless to say, I bolted out of that place rather quickly.
Last night, Lili (the Mexicana) and I decided to try out the ice bar. A bar made completely out of ice. Even the bloody tumblers were made of ice.
Today, I did the tourist thing. Got on a boat and took a cruise along the canal. I got off at the zoo and City Hall. Yeah, I saw some animals and even more alleys delineated by canals.
Another ramdom thought(s): The weather hasn't been so great. The temperature is ok, but it just keeps drizzling all day. Makes it rather dreary. And things are really expensive in this mutha. A bottle of water is 2 Euros. And one of my camera's lens is going for 979 Euros. Damn. And what's the deal with my laptop's wireless? Finally found a hotspot, and the bloody thing is not working. Crap.
Amsterdam has been cool but it's time to check out. Next stop, Berlin. Then Poland after that.
Blazed no more,
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