Amsterdam Travel Blog› entry 29 of 31 › view all entries
For us, this was the end of the journey. More a stopover before the journey home rather ... can't transit 4 times without stopping can we? Caught up with Kim's old friend from school, Erik. Lots of walks along pretty canals and tea-stops.
And then we saw many coffee-shops which aren't really coffee shops!
We normally meet many nice people that we'd like to keep in touch with, staying at hostels. But here, we shared a room with 3 Irish (and 4 very straight-laced Singaporean architecture students) ... the Irish really made their presence felt by storming in at 3 am both nights ... even asked a Singaporean if he had an alarm clock or if he could wake him up at 7am! Wouldn't believe a story like this if anyone had told me!
Also, one of them asked Kim if he was English (actually, the first second they met) ... because someone had left a Union Jack towel in the room. I was confident he would have shown some agression if the answer had been a "yes". Such bad ambassadors for their countries ... should lock them at home.
They got their just desserts when they left in a hurry leaving approx 80 Euros worth of interesting purchases on the bed.
We are looking forward to being in KL. Finally, some spicy food after nearly 7 weeks ... the last one being the most gorgeous chilli prawns you can imagine, served for breakfast at 3am before landing (or rather, our aborted landing) in Cairo.
Look forward to seeing those of you who live in Auckland!