17.09.2016 - 18.09.2016
Well, we made it! Me and my restless legs, (that actually is a real thing) are not a fan of of long haul flights! They are things to be endured with little enjoyment apart from the fact that its getting you from A to B so you may as well make it last for the shortest possible time! Emirates gave us the best possible on our flight over and it was one of extremes! First leg, full flight, 14 hours, enough said! Second leg, airbus A380, about a quarter full, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, got to stretch our on either 3 or 4 seats and spend the seven hour flight travelling in (almost) first-class luxury! Ok,ok, so we didn't have personal mini bars and little pods and showers etc, but we did have a stretched-out, lying down, great service flight, which more than made up for the first leg. This miracle also meant that we weren't as wrecked as we could have been when we made it into Amsterdam central, so it was a quick dump of the bags at the hotel and out we went into the city to explore a typical Amsterdam Saturday night! Mayhem and madness!!!Don't be fooled by the calm looking photo of the canal at night...behind my shoulder their were guys getting it on at a bucks night, police on pushbikes, people lining the canals, bars, coffee shops etc, full to bursting, and everyone generally having a great time. We walked to Dam square, through the Red Light district and along the canal past the Ould Kirk, making a few stops here and there for food etc and then jet lag caught up with us and we lurched our way back to the hotel room for some much needed sleep! This morning we will activate our Amsterdam card and plan the day!