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Jane and Kristian's honeymoon

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Well here we are in Amsterdam. We arrived safely at 6.30am, but unfortunately our luggage decided to have an extended stay in Kulala Lumpur without telling us! Needless to say we weren't impressed, but Jane hugged the luggage once we were reunited with it the next day!

Amsterdam is very pretty - much smaller and quieter than we expected. It's very easy to walk around because it's nice and flat and because it has trams! The weather has been very mild - probably what you are all getting in Melbourne at the moment, but a little bit cooler and rainier than we thought it would be! Very trendy and funky place with lots of nice shops etc.

The canals really are beautiful, as are the floating flower markets. We have never seen so many bulbs in our life!

We love the fact that Amsterdamians love their cheese!

Kristian has found a very interesting herb that he says is fantastic - not sure what it is but he seems happy with it!

One thing we were not so fond of were the bikes....it creeped us out that there seemed to be more bikes than people

HIGHLIGHTS: The Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, English is very widely spoken (!), our lovely little hotel near Vondel Park, chips with mayo, the fact that in the red light district a man said to Kristian "How did an ugly guy like you end up with a beautiful woman like that?!"

LOWLIGHTS: Lost luggage, the famous "Dutch" pancakes are much better at the markets of Melbourne! Jane didn't buy the travel size hair straightener she saw at Melbourne airport and is now suffering in the humidity!

INTERESTING FACTS: There are a lot of Indonesian and Argentinian restaurants here. There are also heaps of "croissantieres"- not a good dieting country! Police in Amsterdam ride bikes (of course) kind of removes any intimidation! Amsterdamians also love their runners!! Kristian was transfixed!! Also, Janes's love of vermouth is finally recognised§ On ice it,s a popular drink in Europe and cheapish!

USELESS INFORMATION: Jane got her nail fixed! Jane possibly enjoyed the red light district more than Kristian! She was transfixed!
Next....off to Paris!

permalink written by  JaneandKristian on September 10, 2007 from Amsterdam, Netherlands
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