Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Number of times getting lost: 2. Number of times leaving the house: 2.

So we started this chilly, rainy day to a late start... Thanks again jet lag/sleeping in the airport. We left the house at noon to wander the streets of Amsterdam with the following to do list:
- find prepaid phones
- locksmith
- join a gym
- buy bicycles
- grocery/staples shop

First stop, cafe! No way we'll get all that accomplished without some caffeine! An hour later we set out and surprisingly, we managed to accomplish three of the tasks.
Pre-paid phones, DONE, check the sweet two tone Nokia 9 button phones we got! Oh and you can call us and SMS us at no charge to us! Then, surprisingly to us, we found a locksmith, he also sold Amsterdam mugs, hats, keychains and magnets, but whatever, he made us a key for 6.95 euro. DONE. Next, we managed to find a grocery store (shocker) where we had good intentions - we got cereal, peanut butter, bananas, milk, oatmeal (or so we thought - who can read these labels?), toilet paper, and body wash. Whew we were exhausted, time to go home... umm where are we and how do we get home? Its this way, no its this way, oh HELL, there's the cafe that we started the day at, lets just retrace our steps. Finally home, so we came back to rehydrate and refuel - enter "oatmeal" which turns out to be more of a consistency of baby food, but throw 3 spoonfuls of peanut butter and a sliced up banana in there and its GOOD!

2 hours later... Let's go find this gym: "Fit for Free" please note its actually 19euro / month - how'd they get their company name? Whatever, its 5 blocks away and definitely in our price range, lets go:
Gym shoes - check
iPods - check
Wallet - check

37 minutes of walking in the rain... WHERE is Lijnbaansgracht 350, Nederland?? Maybe its this way, no maybe its this way, oh HELL there's a grocery store let's just go get food. Two bags of chips, a bag of Peanut M&Ms, and a tube of cookies later and we're on the sofa with a glass of wine and Ugly Betty re-runs.

Better luck tomorrow on finding gyms, bikes, and hopefully a clue!

Night Trolls.


  1. Cutest post EVER... you two are adorable, hope you are having fun.

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