Netherlands- I

June 5, 2007 at 2:47 am (Uncategorized)

What an awesome vacation! So much was done that one blog entry won’t to justice to the entire trip. Another possible reason for the multiple blog entry system is the fact that I’m still a lazy lump of lard.

So… we left home at 23:00 on the 15th. Caught a 02:00 Air France flight to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Tried to watch Music and Lyrics on the flight, but fell asleep. Typical. The airline food was surprisingly good.

We changed flights in Paris and arrived at Amsterdam by 11:00. Sadly, two of our baggage pieces were missing, so by the time we got to my aunt’s place (50 odd kilometres from Schipol airport, Amsterdam), it was 14:00. Our luggage was caught up in Paris and would arrive the next day, they informed us.

We went to Delft, a small town next to Nootdorp (where my aunt stays) that evening.

The next day, we went to Keukenhof Gardens. The tulips were not in bloom, but they were beautiful. We also saw some very arty statues that cost tens of thousands of Euros. I’m sure I can do a better job, even without the necessary tools and materials.

On the 18th, we uhhh… I don’t think we did anything. Oh! We did visit my aunt’s friend’s place for an excellent dinner.

On the 19th, my aunt drove us down to Amsterdam. We went on a Boat Vaart (pronounced Boat Fart) along the canals of Amsterdam. It was mindboggling. The Dutch architecture was very impressive. Throughout the ride, my dad was cracking fart jokes, which made it all the more enjoyable 😀 .
After the Boat Vaart, we went to Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Amsterdam. We got some very interesting photos and headed back home.

On the 20th, we were busy packing for our roadtrip. We did a bit of shopping (my favourite pastime) (note: that was attempted sarcasm). I watched a couple of episodes of Eight Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter that night and went to bed.

Pictures on http://picasaweb.google.com/sidzoo/NetherlandsI

More coming up…

Sid.

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