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Oosterpark

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  • Day4

    Jetlag

    December 18, 2016 in the Netherlands

    Well its 5.30 in the morning and we are up having a coffee.
    After a 5hr car trip from Whyalla to Adelaide (for Debbie a 45min plane trip, I think I had the better deal working and then flying) 13hr flight from Adelaide to Dubai 3hr stopover and lastly 7hr flight from Dubai to Amsterdam.
    We went through customs very quickly all bags arrive with us which is always a good feeling. Easily bought our metro pass and found the train into Amsterdam Central. Always a interesting ride on trains and trams with your luggage.
    After a few extra steps we found our apartment and had a warm welcome from Paul our host. He took one look at us and thought he had better turn the heating down. Only people walking around with t-shirts! When he left we turn the heating off.
    We did rug up to go looking for a supermarket.
    If we survive Amsterdam it may be a miracle, I'm sure it will be death by a cyclist or dodging one.
    Really didn't find what we were looking for but picked some essentials from an organic supermarket. I did see a lot of street vendors selling ollie bollies as we call them in Whyalla. So will have to try them and see how Whyalla's compares.
    Tea wasn't much success so it was showers and into bed by 7.30pm.
    We are just waiting for the rest of Amsterdam to wake up and go and explore.
    If all else fails we have one of Amsterdam famous coffee shops across the road if we need to chill out. Which reminds me Kellie got her first wiff of cannabis walking the streets last night.
    Photo of view from our apartment window.
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  • Day5

    Foodie day in Amsterdam

    December 19, 2016 in the Netherlands

    It was nice to see blue sky today but it wasn't any warmer. Today we visited the Anne Frank Huis, which was a very somber experience.
    Then we went and found Winkel 43 that is famous for it's apple pie. The line was out the door but I was determined to have this pie. We lined up not knowing if we would have a table to eat at. Well, I must say it is the best apple pie I have ever tasted and we did have a table to eat it at. When we left the line was out the door and down the street.
    In the afternoon we did a food tour for 4hrs trying different types of dutch food. Kids did really well trying different things. The Herring was probably the only thing we couldn't eat. Dave had a piece, Brodie & I touched it with our teeth and Kellie couldn't come at it. Learnt a lot of interesting things about Amsterdam on the way. A very tiring day and it will be sad to leave tomorrow.

    Photo 1 - Winkel 43 Apple Pie
    Photo 2 - Canal
    Photo 3 - Frites
    Photo 4 - Herring
    Photo 5 - Canal
    Photo 6 - Lights of Amsterdam
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  • Day4

    Day out in Amsterdam

    December 18, 2016 in the Netherlands

    It's hard to get used to the late sunrise and early sunset if there is even a sun out there.
    Kellie is struggling as she is like a rooster, gets up with the sun and goes to bed when the sun goes down.
    We caught the tram and headed back to the zoo where you could see Flamingos from the road. A wander and a few photos then continued walking to where the kids had put a padlock on a bridge the last time we were here, only to find it had been cut off.
    After being disappointed we decided to find a place famous for their apple pie. After a bit of a walk and not really knowing where we were going the 'hangry's' set in. We walked past a pancake shop and decided to stop there. It was a good choice yum yum. Then we set off to Madame Tussauds as Brodie has wanted to do this every holiday. As by the photo you can see my favourite. Brodie loved the Marvel comic characters. It was very good and interactive. We decided to hop on a tram and see where it would take us. Ended up at the Museumplien where the "I am Amsterdam" sign is. There was markets set up here and we had a wander and a snack. Time to head back to the apartment. Lost Dave on the way, we got off the tram but he got stuck behind someone and the tram went off. He eventually walked back to us. Our joke for the trip now. We cooked tea which was a bit more of a success than last night. Then we went for a walk, except Brodie who fell asleep again.
    All in all, a good day.
    Photo 1- Ice rink at the 'I am Amsterdam'
    Photo 2 - Just getting light at 8.30am
    Photo3 - Flamingos at the zoo
    Photo 4 - Brodie's pancake: banana, strawberry sauce and whipped cream
    Photo 5 - My new screen saver Chris Hemsworth/Thor
    Photo 6 - Frites at the markets
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  • Day5

    Generator Hostels Amsterdam

    May 9, 2017 in the Netherlands

    Made it to the hostel I'll be staying at for the next few weeks and I'm with my study abroad group now. This hostel is so luxurious! I'm in a room with 3 other girls, all from our group, so it actually feels more like a hotel. It is right by Oosterpark, which is just beautiful.

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