Sleep deprivation payback-time

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Wendy, Agnes and Frank

I could not get up early if I tried: Agnes, Manuel and I had one of the longest nights following the two nights at Casablanca and New Years eve. I must have over done myself because I got cross with Agnes when she tried to wake me up to take a phone call at about 9:00 a.m. Wendy had called me up a little before 9:00 a.m. as promised the previous day, she was to deliver her bag to my room and wait for me to wake up and go on a tour with her. But nature had to take it’s course with me, not after having spent literally 3 sleepless nights with about 4 hours of sleep the morning of Jan 01.

Poor Wendy ended up taking her bag to a locker room at the station because I would not wake up to go pick up the bag at the hotel reception, I was so beat and sleeping and my head felt heavy.

Agnes & I
I wish Agnes had just gone down and picked I it up for me, but she did not. Anyhow, by noon the phone calls to my room had become more of a headache so I decided to wake up, Agnes had given up on trying to wake me up so she kept telling everyone that I’m asleep and that I would call them back. Calling back was a lie because the Ibis hotel was charging me handsomely for each call I made from the room let alone the 6 euros I paid for each hour of WiFi usage.

This was my second last day in Amsterdam and all I wanted to do was take it slow. I had to tell Wendy the truth - I was in no shape to go touring nor was I looking forward to going out in the chill. We decided to have coffee, by this time Agnes’s friend Frank had also arrived and we were waiting for my friend Toon to arrive from Den Bosch.

Wendy & I
Wendy shared her African experience showing us some great shots of African wildlife and natives of Namibia who reminded me of the movie “The gods must be crazy” if you have not watched this movie, I highly recommend you do.

It was almost 4:00 p.m. before Wendy heard from Eric and decided they would go to diner. Agnes and Frank decided to go touring anyway. Toon and I went up to the room and went through most of the New years pictures before we decided it was time to dine. We called Agnes and Frank to join us at the Malaysian Restaurant on Zeedijk, great food but rather pricey.

Well that concludes my second last day in Amsterdam. I had to make an effort to get to bed early (well it was a little after 10:00 p.m).

 

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