Sunday, 7 April 2013


So I probably shouldn't be wasting precious typing energy when essay and dissertation deadlines are looming so ominously, but Amsterdam deserves an entry. Surprisingly enough, after the 10 hour bus journey, thoughts of university work were far from our minds and we managed to enjoy our time in the Netherlands' capital with minimum concerns. Instead we spent those few days battling our way through the wind while we explored the city, enlightening ourselves in the sex museum and chatting with new friends in a selection of coffee shops. Thankfully Bryony and I had ticked most of the cultural boxes (Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, Canal Boat ride etc etc) in earlier trips, so felt no guilt enjoying the city at a relaxed pace. With Bryony as chief navigator and Chalky providing the entertainment, our mini-break passed depressingly quickly and we were back on the bus before we had time to let Chalky loose in the Red Light District. Never mind, at a possible £8 with megabus, we'll be back soon...

Photo credit- Chalky's iphone