Carli and Sarah Explore Amsterdam

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Here’s why we’ve always encouraged Carli to journal, especially while traveling~~~

Good morning. Slept through our first night in Amsterdam. Somehow Sarah and I managed to stay up till 9:00 pm last night after getting in early in the morning yesterday.


Clever Girls

Took a bus and a train to get to Amsterdam Centraal. Then found a map outside of a shop, took a photo of it to use to find our hostel. We checked in and then met up with Natalie and Efsun. We then went to the Van Gogh Museum, which was absolutely boring, but we all made it fun by our hilarious commentaries, made the museum worth it. For example, we talked about Van Gogh’s straw hat and how much we liked him wearing it in his self portraits.


Say Cheese

We also ended up doing the Heineken Experience. It ended up being more engaging for us. There was a bunch of different activities and games to play throughout the experience. There also was a ride like part where they turned us into beer. It was like a 4D movie. We also got to try a Heineken after all of it, which didn’t taste slightly as great as they make it sound throughout the tour. They just use all these fancy adjectives that got my hopes up… Or should I say hops up?! …but really though.


The Flying Pig hostel is fine for sleeping in. We are sharing the room three others bunk beds. I still haven’t learned the bathroom yet. There aren’t any towels to dry your hands with, so you need to bring your own. We have a sink in our room so I could just wash my hands in there, now that I think of it… Bathroom and shower room are very small. There’s no place to set your clothing down in the shower room, just a hanger for your towel.

Falling asleep was easy for Sarah and I, but the morning was pretty noisy and hard to sleep in. People packing up, running the sink to brush their teeth, squeaky water bottles… etc.

Today we continue exploring Amsterdam. About to head down to try the free breakfast our hostel offers.

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