Amsterdam, The Netherlands
We got a late start on Tuesday…a very late start. We woke up around 2 p.m. and realized we wasted our entire day. We went to a café across the street to grab some food. Then, because Jordan and I felt lazy, we decided to go to the gym for 45 minutes. Despite how small it was, the gym was overlooking the canal and had every machine I needed. Then, we all relaxed next to the indoor pool, also overlooking the canal. The pool reminded me of something a Greek Goddess would have. I can honestly say that this has been one of the laziest days I have ever spent traveling.
When we finally left the hotel, we went to dinner at Harbor Club. It was a trendy place that had a club like vibe to it. The food was also incredible. I ordered a salad and steak (of course). It was a long dinner, full of conversation and laughter. And before we knew it, it was time to leave and explore the Red Light District yet again.
This time, I met an American who invited us to sit and hang out with his group of friends. After walking awhile, I asked how many friends he came with, to which he responded, “oh I came alone.” Freak. We left the district soon thereafter and went to sleep.
The next morning, because we slept away most of the previous day and it was our last day in Amsterdam, we woke up at 8. After eating, we decided to walk the town one last time. The city of Amsterdam is extremely easy to walk. I feel like I could get myself around well enough in just a few days. We walked to the IAMsterdam sign and by the Van Gough museum. We had lunch at the same café we did the day before and then went back to the hotel to pack before heading to the airport.
Then, my disaster happened. It turns out, I bought my ticket for the next day instead of the day I was supposed to. With my anxiety out of the roof, I ran around the airport and tried to fix my mistake. At first, when I finally got ahold of someone of the phone, I was going to have to pay over $600 to cancel my flight and book the correct one. I think the last at the desk saw the fear in my wet eyes and decided to take some pity on me. She took the phone and spoke to the person on the line. In the end, they canceled my flight for free and I only had to pay $140 for a new ticket.
We arrived in Stockholm at 9pm, went to our hotel, ate dinner, and went to bed (at 2am because I guess jet lag was still a thing).
The next morning we got on the ship and just relaxed. We ate, watched The Beach and Harry Potter. We read and explored the ship. And then we ate some more. And then, we slept. Thank God.