Arrival in Edam
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This is a brief account of the TB meet-up that Keiko (KeikoCreative) organised in May. The aim was to explore some of the towns and villages in the Waterland area of The Netherlands, which lies a few miles to the north-east of Amsterdam. The meet-up officially began on the Saturday, but I arrived early on Friday after travelling overnight to Amsterdam on the Eurolines coach from London, an arrangement more or less dictated by the unwonted activity of an an unpronounceable volcano in Iceland.
Keiko was kind enough to meet me at the coach station, and we then headed out to Edam where I was staying. After a couple of hours sightseeing I attempted to check-in at my very small hotel, but to our consternation it was locked and no-one answered the bell; it was like the Marie Celeste.
Back in Amsterdam Keiko had to return home, but I was very pleased that Sonja had suggested that we meet for dinner as she was unable to come to the meet-up proper. The next few hours passed very pleasantly as I became reacquainted not only with Sonja but also with the size of Dutch portions, not to mention the excellent habit of serving frites with everything. But all too soon it was time for me to catch the bus back to Edam and the strange little hotel.