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Europe » Netherlands » North Holland July 9th 2014

Friday 4th July Set off for ferry in good time leaving time for tea out before last boarding at 7 only to get stuck behind an accident on m62 waiting for air ambulance to land take off . Was only delayed by 15 mins managed a pizza and made it at 6.52 after several tours of the docks due to poor signage. Once aboard bumped into a stag party where the stag had chosen to wear a dress but not a very good one at that . Settled in to watch Brazil Colombia match and steve had to physically move someone who came to visit his red indian friend right in front of the screen whilst colombia where just about to take the penalty! Caught the end of the cabaret beatles turning into take that and ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Noordwijk July 6th 2014

The plan to rest and recooperate in the Haguue didn't quite go to plan. So I've decided to stop off at a beach hostel along the way to Amsterdam for some sleep. In a dorm of 22. With free beer and a seemingly unwritten rule that drum and bass must be played at 7000 decibels at all times. I can feel the revival of my limbs already.... read more
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Treated myself.

Europe » Netherlands » Province of Utrecht » Utrecht July 5th 2014

A lot of people have politely marveled at my lack of planning for my little escapade. Admittedly in my haste to pack a bag for a month in about 3 and a half minutes I forgot things like insect repellant, shampoo underestimated the 30 pairs of socks I'd need by about 27 before nearly walking out the door without a passport. The same degree of order my brothers Rubik's cube had after I hit the sherry and viciously attacked it a few Christmases ago. But so far it's been working to my advantage. In fact I'd nearly say that it hasn't been a complete disaster at all!. I've made a reasonable effort to talk to everyone I've met thus far which obviously you have to if you' re flying solo. So far my life has been ... read more
Wish it was September.
"No I did not spend everyday drinking" photo for the grandparents.
Were I not at the beginning of my trip this would be coming home with me

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland July 4th 2014

Went to the Peace Palace then for a bicycle ride around the windmills also the beach at the Black Sea.... read more
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Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » The Hague July 4th 2014

The Hague is very clean, full of bikes and not so full of tourists. I'm guessing it's because most people head to Amsterdam In the hopes of reinacting something from the Hangover/there only being 2 hostels in existence , one of which only opened last month. It's fair enough. If I lived in this little gem I wouldn't want it overrun by Irish louts like myself shouting about how west they've gone on some sort of cake. Which is probably just a glorified rice krispiebun with a dab of oregano sprinkled on it for good measure. In saying that, any local I've spoken with seem genuinely delighted to help and most directions are given in the form of them meandering through the streets with you till you arrive at you desired location. That could bow down ... read more
Shur they're gas.
It's one thing working in McDonalds but imagine being the person who collects money to use the toilet in McDonalds.
Not a spud in sight..

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Europe » Netherlands » Province of Utrecht July 3rd 2014

Anne Frank House... read more
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Europe » Netherlands » Province of Utrecht July 3rd 2014

The sites of Amsterdam on a canal cruise... read more
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Europe » Netherlands » Province of Utrecht July 3rd 2014

Saw how clogs were made and Gouda cheese.... read more

Europe » Netherlands July 3rd 2014

Saw how clogs and Gouda cheese are made.... read more
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Europe » Netherlands » Province of Utrecht July 3rd 2014

Went to the Anne Frank House. Took a canal cruise to see the sites. There are so many bicycles that there is a bicycle garage. I then went to a clog factory and a learned about Gouda cheese.... read more
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