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[7] iAMsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

22 April - 24 April

Friday
Kristine, Michele and I landed late Friday night and we met with Ruchi and a few of her coworkers and went to a pub and then a club and had so much fun dancing and being silly to our classic r&b – usher, genuine, chris brown. We ended the night doing interpretive dancing to We Belong Together - Mariah Carey and Pony - Genuine. By 3 am we couldn't keep our eyes open so we headed back home…. A sure sign of old age. It was amazing to walk through the canals and peaceful streets on our way back to the hotel.

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Saturday
We went to the iamsterdam sign and got breakfast and went through Rijksmuseum ... Ruchi and I caught up the entire time so I couldn't really tell you anything we saw in that museum but I can recall Ruchi's life at that moment haha. Pretty sure at one part when I was reading a plaque in the museum and Ruchi yelled at me to pay attention to her and not ignore her. Classic. After that we went on mikes bike tour which I would definitely recommend it was so much fun just riding bikes around the city and learning about the history and culture. One moment I remember vividly was when someone in our tour group asked our tour guide about the blue light district which they thought was like the red light district but with male prostitutes but it's actually transgender so the tour guide kind of made a shocked face and said that he wouldn't personally go there but if that's what you're into... The tourists who asked were so embarrassed.

Afterwards we went to Heineken experience brewery which was so much fun. More fun for my friends because they got my extra beers and fun for me because we got to do interactive things like make a music video shoot and a virtual soccer game etc. My favorite part was watching this movie that they have you standing in something that moves and you feel like you are in the actual movie and things spray you etc. Idk it reminds me of Disney world and brought back childhood memories. We were starving on our way home so we picked up some snacks for a pre-dinner. Our snacks consisted of three different cheeses and crackers and we ended up having our entire dinner as a massive cheese board. And finished every last bite. We tried to go out after our “dinner” and practically fell asleep at a pub/ restaurant.

Amsterdam was beautiful and you can tell people are just so chill there... Probably because they are all high.

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Sunday
Ruchi left early morning so I didn't see her at all Sunday. The rest of us went to the tulip festival and that was sooo beautiful but I didn't have Claritin and my allergies weren't loving it as much. Not much to say here more just appreciate the beauty of the gardens and flowers and landscaping so I’ve attached a few pictures!

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Posted by Modi Memoirs 14:23 Archived in Netherlands

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