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Giant pancakes!

semi-overcast

We checked out of the hostel this morning and headed off to see what the hype about pancakes in Amsterdam is all about. I opted for strawberry and Lennie got bacon pancakes and they were huuuuuuge! Even the strawberries were huge, we've realised how much more flavour all the fruit has out here compared to at home.

We then jumped on our first train, a double decker, to Maastricht in Holland and we've just spent the day chilling and walking, lots! We've just booked 3 nights in Paris which is rather exciting, no bunk beds, hooray! We decided to skip Belgium, so we'll be in France tomorrow. Lots of love to everyone at home :)

Posted by LaurenandLennie 16:35 Archived in Netherlands Comments (1)

Day 2 of Amsterdam

sunny 30 °C

Lennie: Last night I was bed jacked! Didn't handle it well as I was high. Once it was finally sorted and I'd gotten to sleep for a while, I woke in the night to find Lauren was missing and a few people up and walking around. The reason being my sleep walking girlfriend had found her way to someone else's bed. The dude whos bed it was, was shocked and just staring at her. I laughed and Lauren just shyly got out of the bed with a bright red face. Yesterday was good, but todays been great, yesterday was just a shock to the system as being bed jacked in another country is quite bad. LOL!

Lauren: So after recovering from the drama of last night we got up to an interesting continental breakfast, where I got to eat rice cakes, sour yoghurt and gluten free bread, although it really wasn't that bad! We walked from VondelPark to Ann Franks House to wait an hour in the pouring rain to get in, but it was definatley worth it. So interesting and exciting to actually be in the rooms we've read about. Luckily it brightened up and is absolutely boiling!!! Then we had a relax in the park, adventured onto a tram (which are pure genius!) and visited the Van Gogh museum. Also very interesting, I loved the history and Len loved the paintings. Just deciding whether to go to Maastricht tomorrow or to head straight to Belgium and then we're going to take a trip to the Red Light District .... oooh!

Posted by LaurenandLennie 18:51 Archived in Netherlands Comments (1)

We've arrived!

sunny

After not enough sleep and a delayed, but short plane journey, we have been in Amsterdam for about three hours. Not a great start in Amsterdam as I told the cab driver to go to the wrong hostel and doubled our fair but aw well, we're here!! The hostel is lovely, right next to Vondelpark. We're just about to head off to Dam square now that Lennie has the map the right way round and then will probably go back to the hostel for a well deserved nap!

Posted by LaurenandLennie 14:55 Archived in Netherlands Comments (0)

So Excited!

We have officially planned our route and are now just noting down all the places to stay and the train stations nearby. The five day countdown has offically begun!

Posted by LaurenandLennie 05:16 Comments (0)

The 10 day countdown begins

As scary as this sounds it is only ten days until we fly off to discover the rest of Europe with a mere rucksack and train pass! I must check we both have enough underwear!!

Posted by LaurenandLennie 13:53 Archived in United Kingdom Comments (0)

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