Rotterdam Travel Blog› entry 6 of 8 › view all entries
Marc didnâ€™t want to go to work on Monday but Sweder and I were trying to convince him to do so. I didnâ€™t want to cause him any problems.
When I woke up a little after 6 am the next day, Marc was already awake, he told me that heâ€™d decided to go to work and that we should meet at the central station at 5pm. Then he left.
It was very early but I started the day. I took a shower, watched TV, surfed on the net, washed the pile of dirty dishes, double checked if I got everything what I need for the day (coz if I close the door Iâ€™m not able to go back inside) then went to the supermarket to get some food. I found the store easily (okay Iâ€™ve been there with Marc before, but Iâ€™m a girl, I always have problems with orientation). I didnâ€™t have any problem to find the bus stop either; and about 40 minutes later I was at the train station buying my tickets to Rotterdam.
When I got to Rotterdam my first thing was to search for a tourist information office. I needed some ideas what to do/see there. I usually do some research about what to see in a city but not this time. I got some flyers and a map in the office. I was following the mapâ€™s walking tour route thatâ€™s how I got to the Erasmus bridge. Itâ€™s huge and looks really cool. I sat down on the stairs at the canal bank for a while and admired the nice buildings on the other side. I loved the city and the fact that I got there on my own. It wouldâ€™ve been really cool if Marc could be there, too. But at least I proved myself that Iâ€™m capable of not getting lost when Iâ€™m alone in a foreign country. I was sight seeing for a couple of more hours then I realized I gotta go back to the train station soon. I was lucky, I didnâ€™t have to wait a lot for my train and I got back to Utrecht at 4:55. A couple of minutes later Marc arrived, too and we went to the Subway to get our dinner. Then we went to a phone store to buy him a new SIM card then headed home.
Unfortunately I donâ€™t have many pix of Rotterdam, coz the batteries of my camera died a little after I started exploring the city...(I was charging them all night long...)