Saturday, June 4, 2011

Amsterdam is LOVE

So here's the bestest part of my vacation with the girls!!! Amsterdam :)))) We spent the nite at Stansted Airport waiting for our early morning flight to Amsterdam. Spending the night at the airport was terrible but it was sure worth the wait! Here are pics of Stansted survivors :D

I was so damn excited that I can finally get out from London, 5 days in London was indeed more than enough, I'm so done fancy-ing London :p so yeah, the flight to Amsterdam took around 1 hour or so. The moment we reached Amsterdam, woooohhhooooooooo!!! Can't even describe the feelings!

But, we were clueless the moment we reached Schiphol airport. Most signboards were written in Dutch! But, survivors don't go panic straight away, hehe, we asked around and went to the information counter blablabla and we were then on our way to Amsterdam Central by train :))

Reached Amsterdam Central, we had to take the tram to get to our hostel and here's the funny part of all. Farah got into the tram first. God knows how she lovesssss walking alone ahead of us as if she's on a vacation on her own. Lepas tuuu, I was about to get into the same tram when the tram lady told me to use the back door. I rushed to the back door but the door suddenly closed and the tram started moving leaving me and Julie outside the tram and Farah was alone inside in the moving tram. Ahahahaha.

It was indeed a critical time lah kan as we just reached Amsterdam we didn't really know how to get around just yet and we were using UK number so contacting one another might be a problem jugak but I seriously couldn't stop laughing. Imagine okay, Farah was inside, me and Julie was outside, we were looking at each other thru the window and we knew exactly dat dalam hati masing2 was like "weh camne ni camne ni ape nak buat?" but at the same time all of us muke tengah tahan gelak. The most we could do was bagi senyuman penuh harapan supaya Farah jage diri and semoga bertemu kembali. Lepas je Farah hilang from our sight, me and Julie gelak gila2 padahal we just lost our friend in a foreign place, xpe, pandai2 la kau Farah.

Farah memang pandai pun luckily she got on the right train so we met again at place we were supposed to get off(Farah, I forgot the name!!). To cut things short, we walked a little bit till we reached StayOkay Hostel which was a bit ceruk but the hostel looked great lah. We were early so we couldn't check-in the hostel straight away so instead of leaving our luggage at the hostel we decided to wait till it was time to check-in because leaving our luggage there means spending a few euros and tell you what, Amsterdam was unexpectedly an expensive place to be so yeah, it's time untuk berkira. Ahahaha. And this is Julie counting her euros while waiting for our time to check-in.

Checked-in. The room was okay, we were lucky that we got a room for 4 so the 3 of us conquered the room and thankfully there was no 4th person staying in the very same room :P After we settled down, we bought our tix to ride the canal cruise. Amsterdam is indeed a very very very beautiful place to be la seriously. I especially love the old town!! The fact that canals are everywhere in Amsterdam really makes it a beautiful place to be. And the people are very laid-back kinda people. You can see most of 'em riding the bicycle, vespa and scooter. Even the girls ride vespa here in Amsterdam. How cool is that?

Oh btw, the Hard Rock Amsterdam pun cool it was facing the canal but sad to say, we did plan to hang out there but due to some shit, we didn't have the time to actually hang out at the Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam :(((((((

The canal cruise lets you have the best view of both old town and new town of Amsterdam. Old town wins my heart laaa! After the canal cruise, we took a stroll at the old town and I was falling even more in love with Amsterdam, with the people, with the housing area, the canals, the environment, everything! It's like, I can really say that I like Amsterdam better than Zurich which I previously rated as my top favourite city :P

That night, I was sooooooo eager to go to the Red Light District!! Not because I'm horny or anything (afterall I'll be seeing girls jugak kan) but I nak la tengok hot sangat ke the prostitutes here ahahahaha. And to be perfectly honest, they're all just like any other ordinary girls standing behind the glass window trying to get some ppl to pay 'em for their service. I actually thought they were naked but no, they're not. They were wearing some sexy lingerie la of course if not how are they going to sell their body kan.

Along the street, there were lots of shops selling sex stuffs ahahahah. We got into a few shops and belek2 some stuffs :P Even the souvenir shops were selling some kinky souvenirs like penis-shaped candies and straw, orgasm keychain (it's a keychain with a button and when u press the button there'll be female voice yg tgh horny 'ahhh ahhh' tu LOL), willy warmer and lots more lah. I seriously thought of buying some for close friends and boyfriend but again due to some shit, we didn't have the time to buy eee geram sangat!

Julie was a bit worried about going out to the Red Light District at night because she was afraid that there were horny guys trying to pick on us ke apa but to me, the place was so lively with tourists and there's really no room for horny guys to do anything. Plus if they're horny pun, the prostitutes kan ade, kitorang ni dahla macam midget dekat sana (except for Farah) so well, not to worry lah.

So the plan for the next day was to go to Keukenhof. Keukenhof is the famous Tulips Garden. Holland is famous for its tulips and they're sooooo beautiful but during our visit, winter just ended and it was only the beginning of spring so the flowers didn't fully bloom so yeah, we weren't lucky enough to get the beautiful view of fully-bloomed tulips.

Lots of things happened in between but I'm not gonna bore you with that hehe so the next day we went to the countryside of Holland, Volendam by bus. Just so you know, Holland is famous for so many things like tulips, bicycle, legal drugs, legal prostitution, windmill, wooden shoes and their signature cheese. So at the countryside, the focus was on the windmill, wooden shoes and cheese!!

This is the famous Holland cheese. OMG sedap like crazy I can really eat it on its own and I sooooo regret laa tak beli cheese ni bawak balik. Damnnnn! They have varieties of cheese like smoked cheese (the one in the pic), herbs cheese etc etc and they all taste soo good they can really make you fly lah. Makan the smoked cheese alone macam makan ayam, no exaggeration, it was damn real. I can really gain whole lots of kilos if I were to stay here enjoying the cheese everyday. Memang obese.

And the view of the Holland countryside is even better. Better in the sense that it's soooo peaceful and pretty and nyaman and harmoni and cantek lahhh. Tak tau nak cakap macamane. The windmills are everywhere, canals are everywhere. Imagine lah rumah kampung semua surrounded by canals, it was soooo beautiful that I wish to migrate to Holland right that moment jugak. And it was so windy and sejuk gila at the countryside. I wish I had more time to adore the countryside.

And the wooden shoes. We went to the wooden shoes factory and see how they actually make the wooden shoes. Ala malas la nak cerita you guys won't wanna know technical stuffs like this cewah. Padahal I pun dah tak ingat ahaha.

And another thing I regret was, I didn't take a picture of myself in the traditional Holland costumes. Well at first I didn't do it because it was quite expensive considering my thinning euros so I was hoping to find a cheaper deal but there wasn't cheaper package than that hmm and I regret that I didn't just turn a blind eye on this! hais.

We had quite an expensive dinner afterwards at the Indo-Chinese restaurant tapi to be frank it wasn't up to my expectation, tak sedap pun sangat baik makan kebab jek tapi we all memang saje nak makan sedap la kononnye isshhh! And because of thissss, we were late ke ape tah but lepas tu ingat nak beli all the souvenirs but the shops sume dah nak tutup eee so I didn't get to buy much things pon :((((( benci sangat benci sangat I didn't get to buy kinky souvenirs and so much other things I planned of buying :(((((

So anyway, other than the sightseeing and stuffs we did try some legal stuffs in Amsterdam which finally make me understand how does it feels like to be Alice in Wonderland hahah the idea of Alice in Wonderland is actually a real damn thing and it felt so good so good so good that you can actually eat and fly (if you get what I mean). It was one hell of experience that I sure gonna miss (wait, I'm already missing it) and don't blame us because we were doing something legal ahahahaha and just for the sake of you know, experience :p So, not gonna tell it in detail here because not everyone can accept this so yeah, let the memories remain in my head.

But the effects lasted till I landed in Edinburgh, Scotland as I did mix the legal stuffs together and holy shit the effects was crazay I really thought I was not gonna be okay ever again. And if you wonder how I terrible I looked like after the mixture of stuffs that I took, this picture says it all.

Damn, I'm missing Amsterdam the most.


pwiNcEssnoVElish said...

love the pic with the tulips..nice im being there too

Fa said...

LIKEEEEEEEE. Hahahahha. Miss every single moment of it weh. N biadaps cerita pasal tram tuuuu.Korg yang lembap weks. Nama stop tu Ledseplein sayang. Miss youuuuuuuuuu next stop Maldives!

IRA said...

thank you pwincess :D :D :D

yeaahhh ledseplein!!! totally forgot it was 2 months back kot ahahah now baru next stop maldives!!

diana said...

i tot of trying out the cannabis ice tea.. but then due to some reason.. haha.. cudnt do it.. lol.. another reason to get back to amsterdam, red district! didnt get the chance to go there... haha...