Having been awake at 7am monday morning to do my final sorting before travelling to London, followed by a series of different transport methods which took us to to the continent and a full day in Amsterdam finished by the (awful on Brazil’s part) football game we were up for almost 48 hours, bar a few naps in between. I am shattered to say the least and 8 hours sleep has not done the trick but it is so worth it! Who needs sleep when there’s a new city to explore!
Amsterdam is everything I thought it would be and more. The streets are lined with amazing buildings, everyone cycles or gets the tram and the city has a distinct smell produced by the many coffe shops, but it also offers so much more – cute backstreets, cheep places to eat, LOADS of cheese and enough culture to fill our tgree days here, despite the whether.
The sex museum followed by the Red Light District was interesting and deffinitely not for a family trip but as part of Amsterdam’s heritage it’s a must see. It did leave us wondering if some poor unaware tourists have stubled across it and wondered just what kind of a place Amsterdam is! – but with it so widely known I doubt that has ever happened.
The hostel we’re staying in is great – it’s clean, a brilliant location and offers a 20% discount in the Irish Pub downstairs. Having said that, it should be good the amout we’re paying but a good start to the trip nevertheless. Plus all the people we’ve met here seem to be on the last stage of interrailing so have some great stories to tell!
Time to carry on exploring, a bit more sophisticated than Amsterdam’s sex appeal but still as interesting.