Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Velkom shto ze Nederlands
Well we have made it to the Nederlands, home of cheese, dykes and tolerance

Amsterdam is a lot like Prague in terms of tourists humping it to death, but unlike prague who lies there and takes it, Amsterdam seems to scream for it. The drug tourists there look like bottom level english pot dealers, you know the kind, you go to their house and theres a black vinyl couch and tropical fish tank in a pitchblack room, coincidently a lot of the coffee shops in Amsterdam look like this as well; very seedy.

We packed some supplies and left Amsterdam to ride north to a place called Edam (yes the cheese) this felt much better then Amsterdam. Edam is a small town that i guess is in the countryside (only 30km out of Amsterdam), thereare lots of sailboats and ponys and that sort of thing, the place is a Tommy Hillfiger/Ralph Lauren wet dream, everybody and everything is beautiful, weird.

after that we went to a bunch of other odd caravan parks in odder towns. One park we stayed in had a little old man with a shitzu dog in a golf buggy driving around the park making sure noone was getting out of line.

As Anna would have told you i havent had much luck with my rental bike. i got tree punctures in one fucking hour and then later somehow stuck my foot through the front wheel while moving (dont ask) this busted the wheel quite severly and really fucking hurt my foot.

at the moment we are in Rotterdam which is really nice, far better than Amsterdam. Im not sure why everyone talks about Amsterdam so much when the rest of the country is so much more interesting with all the same handy facilities.

The architecture here is crazy. absolute porno for those who are into that kind of thing. Heaps of art too, everywhere the whole city is like a gallery. Rotterdam is the only country we have been too in Europe that i would actually really want to live.

will post photos soon

ps. Jonas you will recieve a package soon from Amsterdam, you may want to be lowkey when you pick it up though, you know what customs are like.


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