Wednesday, 5 December 2012

the heineken experience

The next day was bloody freezing but blue skies as far as the eye could see. We went for coffee at what I thought, was the best coffee shop (sorry, cafĂ©) in Amsterdam. The only place with soy milk! Princess and Andy Pandy were pretty convinced it was a 15minute walk to the Heineken Experience. After an hour and a half, Mai and I were pretty convinced that despite what people say, guys don’t know how to read maps. Oh well. What better place to get lost than in Amsterdam right? 

Out of all the things to do, if you like beer, The Heineken Experience is great value for money. We paid €15 for entry, got a taster and two pints, a free canal ride and a bottle opener that isn’t very practical. After that unnecessarily long outing Mai and I were late to meet our first couchsurfing host at central station. I think he got pretty annoyed and ended up leaving. Good first experience! Woops. We agreed that we really need to get a phone because you can’t always rely on wi-fi. Oh well, back to the hostel for another few nights.

We decided to drown our sorrows for being ‘bad people’ and making the poor guy wait in the snow.  The good thing about the Flying Pig is that it has a really good social scene with a bar and everything you need. Not surprisingly Princess and Andy Pandy were already on the juice.  The level of intoxication was indicated by the fact that Mai had straw stuck in her hair for like half an hour. It was clearly time to go to the red light district. 

It was snowing pretty hard core outside so we walked in and out of bars and documented various shenanigans along the way. It’s a good thing (or a bad thing) that Mai is fairly snap happy so we have evidence of the night. After a pretty confusing cab ride that took us across the city and back, we went back to the hostel and continued on with the night. Mai and I went to have a smoke and surprise, surprise, Finnish Guy was there. The guys went back out to the red light district.  Don’t know what their fascination was but I don’t think I want to know!

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