Windmills and Communion, well this is Amsterdam !
Trip Start Jul 19, 2006
26Trip End Sep 18, 2006
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Sorry for the day late update, all that windmill watching can make a girl tired. It was cool enough to close the windows on the town that never sleeps and finally sleep some myself. Eleven hours straight, I am all caught up , I think. It is 6 hours ahead here and add that I usually stay up late, it has been a struggle to convince my body when it is bedtime, OK not my body my brain. After walking all day my body is sure it is bed time. Speaking of body, it has happened I have officially gotten my traveling blisters - both on one foot. I think the other foot is just waiting for those to heal, as to not let me have any days pain free.
So back to Sunday. A good day. After 5 days in Amsterdam there is a real feeling of needing communion (OK-actually I showed up on the place in need of communion) So found old little church of my faith (?) and went to service
OK so I went on one of those bus tours, I knew better. Bobby and I never went on them, we just got taxi drivers -bargained for price and went around to see just what we were interested in. But no- I thought I'll be around some people, well that is right I spent the day WAITING on some people. I hope I learned my lesson. But I doubt it. I did like the bus tour guy, he could rattle off all of that info in 3 different languages (picture of course). They all sounded good, he is a teacher also on summer leave. Anyway we went to village with windmills, and 2 old use to be fishing villages. They are not anymore because a zillion years ago they built a dike (?) that cut the southern sea from the northern sea. Then this cut off area of water was feed by a river, there by becoming a fresh lake, there by killing the sea fish, well there goes the trade. They have found a new one - tourist. As they now have the largest man made lake . He called it Lightken Lake, I am sure it is not spelled like that but have looked on everything I have and cannot find the correct spelling- sorry. It is a wonder it did not do more environmental damage, but there are little canals even out in the countryside
Now lets talk food and money - shall we. I know there is this believe that I am rolling. Well with a croissant costing 4 euros and that is with only butter and jam, orange juice at 3.50 Euro (note picture) I could roll to the poor house. So I ate at Dam Square yesterday morning - 7.50 Euro total without tip. So the juice is hand squeezed, I don't think my stomach knows the difference. But sitting there I figured it up 7.50 x 64 days that is 480 euros. That is a lot of breakfast. Even more reason to go ahead with the hostel idea, breakfast in included. This morning I am eating grapes and coffee in the apartment, but my stomach is yelling BREAD PLEASE. And no I have not seen the movie Hostel, everybody has asked me.(Just found a ginger snap cookie from flight, do you think my stomach will believe it has had bread?) . So day time I have still been getting one of those long thin cheese sandwiches and splitting it between lunch and dinner or when ever I pull it out of my bag., it is 3.50 euro. Anyway I have not set up a donation link yet, you are safe.
I just received my new Euro rail ticket, I am going to try to leave Amsterdam as soon as possible
Did leave out a group of kids that were in Dam Square yesterday, insisted on me getting in their pictures and them in mine. They were very nice.