Sex, drugs and a crazy soccer game!!
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After my night at the Christain hostel and eating breakfast in a room with a giant "Jesus" poster, I went in search of a new hostel for tonight. I walked to Volderpark and found a hostel a guy had recommended to me. They had room so that means I'm here for another night!
I'm not sure what my thoughts are about the red light district. It's famous and all, but the idea of walking down a street and having pretty much naked chicks in most of the windows, kind of creeps me out. I'm not gonna lie! So far I think I've only seen the "D" team as most of the women have been overweight or just plain nasty. I have a vision of one of the ladies burned into my retina haha
The city itself is pretty cool, since the streets are lined with canals. It's easy to get around in as well as long as you know how many canals to cross to get to your destination.
First thing this morning I went to the Anne Frank Haus. I'd recommend reading the book before you go, as each room has a quote or two from the book on the walls. It was really neat to see, but the rooms themselves are empty since all the belongings were taken when they were captured and Otto Frank (the dad) asked that they remain that way. I'm happy I went and could picture scenes from the book and could (try) to imagine what it would have been like to live there for over two years.
Afterwards, I wandered to the Van Gogh museum which has about 200 paintings.
Besides that, I've wandered around the city. There is Orange decorations everywhere (the colour in support of the football team) so I'm excited to go see the game somewhere tonight! These fans are pretty intense and if they've anything like they were in Switzerland, I'm in for a good night. :)
After heading back to the hostel to have a nap, I met Dana, a girl from Montreal. We decided we'd hang out that night and try to find the football game and from our short time together, we realize we have quite a bit in common. We also met three girls from Perth, Australia, who were raring to go out for a night on the town.
It was quite the exciting / crazy night, partying with the local folk who were all going ape shit over the victory. It was a big win since this means Holland moves onto the next round. Go Team Orange!