Amsterdam is insanity. I am still trying to figure out how humans can live in this city full time. The night I arrived I took it easy. Visited the dolphin coffee shop and got a great Mexican dinner. Amsterdam topples London on food. Amsterdam was delicious everywhere. We explored a little but nothing too much. The next day we visited the torture museum, the sex museum, and the Heineken Factory. At the end of our Heineken tour we got three free beers and I have never tasted a more delicious burst of carbonation in my mouth. The sex museum was a little under my expectations and the torture museum was a scene out of Hostel. After Heineken adventures we got a meaty Argentinean meal. Meat, delicious again. Headed back to the hotel for a nap. We stayed at the Marriot Amsterdam and it is the only way to go when you visit. Mushy Marshmallow Beds = great zzz’s after Amsterdam adventures. After a little snoozing and showered we head to a light dinner at BlinQ, replica of every trendy Boca restaurant that magically morphs in a poppin’ nightclub, hilarious. Chowed down a little with my vodka waters and then headed to a couple bars/clubs. The nightlife is Amsterdam is great but nothing to rave about. Next day we woke up later and went to the Van Gogh museum and hit up the I Amsterdam Park for some pictures. Van Gogh was really good and gave me a few facts here and there. Did a little shopping and hit up a Wok and Walk, good food again. Did dinner at the Waag, where they use to hold pubic executions back in the good ol’ dayz. Had some tasty Dutch tapas, fried goat cheese, Da Dutch know wassup. Went to a LIVE SEX SHOW. 45 Euro: 4 drinks, a lot of lost Japanese men, and a happy Marrone. Love, love, loved it. Best part was when Dave and Curcio got on stage and ate a banana out of a dark and dirty place. Night started to head down hill and I got to sleep. Yesterday we started off with some Space Cakes. Sorry mom & dad. I was super duper high for about 3 hours after only half of one. We tried to make it to the Grasshopper but wander the streets for Amsterdam for what seemed 1,00- hours. Took a boat tour, which was informative and neat. Best part were the houseboats, Google it. Finally made it to the Pancake Bakery, which was a whole other world of pancakes. Munched face on a pancake with cheez, ham, bacon, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and a perfectly fried egg on top. I’m sorry Anne Frank; we didn’t make it to your Huis. I will be back to buy my luxury houseboat, so no worries. Took a long nap after all this, space cakes knocked me out. Packed and said my Amsterdam good byes.
Peace and Love from somewhere in between Amsterdam and Paris via Rail Europe.
London was amazing. I was completely jet lagged yesterday but I managed to make it to the palace, big ben, the london eye, and some other cool shopping areas. I am staying with Lucien's family and they have been nothing but amazing. Last night I had dinner with the fam, while Luciens youngest brother Jules played the sax. Today I did some more sight seeing and went back to take some pictures of Buckingham palace. TOP SHOP here is UNREAL and every single american girl should make it to London just to send a day there, yes a day. It took me three hours to just decide what to try on. For dinner we did sushi, at sake II, which was decent and then headed to the most american bar i hope to see in europe. Sports cafe: for the rejected americans and want to be brits, no offense? Wouldn't suggest this place to go, but it was worth a laugh and vodka water. Headed to amsterdam tomorrow at noon!