|Photo Credit: smithsonianmag.com|
|The Juggle Juice Bar drew me in with Fetty Wap!|
|This coffee was amazing!|
|My breakfast with the hot croissant!|
After sitting for a while, I noticed that the H&M store right next the bar had opened. I decided to walk over and check it out. Once I did, I noticed all of the other store. There were tons of them! Folks, there is a full mall in the Amsterdam airport! I walked from store to store, and even purchased a really cute winter coat from one of the stores. And...there was a Starbucks! Needless to say, I wandered the
|Our taxi...a Tesla!|
|The Heineken Brewery|
|The Museum of Bags and Purses...it's really a thing!|
|Scenes from the ferry!|
|Scenes from the ferry!|
We got back to the ferry station too late and missed the last ferry...booooooo! After realizing that we were way too far from the hotel to walk, we figured out how to take the street tram back. So we inadvertently ended up seeing more of the city. Win!
That Moment When I Had the Best Waffle Ever...Twice: We kept seeing waffle and crepe shops while walking the streets, so we decided to stop at a candy shop and get a waffle. The shop owner made us fresh waffles; I added caramel to mine and Vee added Nutella. The waffle was AMAZING! Seriously amazing. It was warm and soft and sweet. It was perfect! We continued walking the streets and eating our waffles. I was honestly sad when I ate the last bite. A few hours later, we stopped at another shop in the Red Light District for another waffle. Don't judge! Side note: this is probably why we missed the last boat!
That Moment When I Decided Against Going in the Coffee Shop: It's no secret that the consumption of marijuana is legal in Amsterdam. What was a secret to me is that the air in the coffee shops in Amsterdam are filled with marijuana smoke. How did I figure this out you ask? Well, I noticed that every time we passed a coffee shop the aroma was thick. Really, really! And then I started noticing t-shirts and magnets that would lead a logical person to believe that coffee shops are known for said thick aroma. I'll admit that I am a little square, but I am also logical...we stayed away from the coffee shops!
|Dinner at the Yamazato Restaurant|
That Moment When I Slept Like a Baby: We had dinner, and then headed to the 23rd floor for drinks and an amazing view of the city. The bartender had a heavy hand, so one drink was all I really needed. We went back down to the first floor for dessert, and then I was spent! At this point, I had been awake for over 36 hours and my bed was hollering my name. We headed back to our room. I showered, FaceTimed Mini Me and the Stud, and I was asleep before my head hit the pillow. I slept like a baby through the night with no interruption...until that alarm went off (sigh!).
That Moment When the Security Agent Searched My Hair: Before I share this moment, let me first say that I would never imagine that I would be typing this...but I must! So, we arrive at the airport on Sunday morning to head back to the United States. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to check in, get my boarding pass, and have my documents checked; it took no longer than 10 minutes! But then I had to go through security. I place my carry-on, bag of toiletries, coat, and shoes on the belt, and waited to go through the scanner. I go through, and I think I'm done...nope! The security agent scoots over to me and says that she needs to check my hair...what! I obliged, but I cringed as she reaches to rummage her hand through my hair and scalp. She rooted me! Let me put this in context. My hair is currently styled in crocket braids, and I have long, medium sized curls all over my head. Could something be hiding in there...perhaps, but not likely. Once she was done, she yelled "all clear," and I was allowed to go. She then whispered to me "your hair is very pretty!" Well, thanks...I guess!
|For obvious reasons I took this pic!|
|I will always find a Starbucks!|
|I'll just leave this here!|
So that's all I got! Shout out to the good folks over in Amsterdam. Your city is beautiful and we had a fantastic time. Hope to see you again! Have any of you ever been to Amsterdam? What was your most memorable experience?