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November 14, 2003

La to A-dam!

Whoa!! A long ass flight and a delayed flight and a cancelled hostel reservation!! I'm so stoked the challenges are coming already!

So I hopped in a plane for frankfurt. no worries. 'cept being in the middle of those huge planes with little people seats. I never got up once in the whole 10 hrs.
Here's the thing so far tho, when you decide to go to Europe...make sure you know when you're getting there as well as where. man. I missed my hostel reservation by a whole day! The result of which was a 36euro loss and nowhere to stay on a fri night.
But hey, why worry? I just tossed the monster pack on the little back and started walking towards what looked like the center of A-dam. half and hour later (and two hostels that told me all would be full) I was stowing my pack in a locker at Bob's Youth Hostel. I looks fine to me, and I met a few good people as I was getting ready to head out for the evening.
Anyway, the city is beautiful so far, and 'm very excited to see what's in store for the next couple of days. Plans? nah. probably the museums and such, and a few coffee shops here and there. Most interesting so far about the people is that everyone is so helpful and kind. I've had a few hustlers try to take me already, but living in LA and Northern CA prepared me for all that, and they were dodged easily.
-----side thought---I'm sitting inside an internet cafe and smoking a cigarette! this kind of stuff stokes me, cause that never happens back home!----
Such a pretty place by the way. All the beautiful cobblestone walking streets and little shops here and there.
uhoh--almost out of time...gotta run. . .
If anyone's reading this and in A-dam or will be in Paris on Sunday---post a message!

Posted by Colin on November 14, 2003 09:19 AM
Category: November

Grey my No. Cal man! So glad you're on the road and I wish you the best of luck on your journey. Have fun in the Dam and DON'T eat the space cakes, stick with the other green stuff. I stayed at Bob's and liked it quite a bit, it's good times.

Paris is tits on a ritz, watch out for the gypsys under the eiffel tower--they pickpocket like no other and try to get to Versailles (short train ride from Paris) if you get a chance-it's pretty neat. In Paris I stayed at this place called the "Good Friends" hostel and I liked it alot, very international. Also in Paris, the artists at night near the Montmarte is pretty cool and I would suggest.

Take care

Posted by: menudio on November 14, 2003 01:32 PM

Hey, wow, so like we would love to see the Eiffel tower pickpockets or otherwise. And definitely the Louvre.

We're fine. The cat likes having the room back. Effie continues to slobber and shed.
Much love,
Mom and Dad

Posted by: orornil on November 18, 2003 06:17 PM

What's up Colin? I can tell you're having a good time cause you're not posting here(on your blog). Sweet!! Just wondering if you have an Itinerary? I'm already(planning on) meeting a few Bootsies in Asia in a couple of months. Enjoy!

Posted by: Bear on November 20, 2003 01:33 PM

Colin, thats awesome!
how nice is amsterdam? one of my favourite places and yeah, about the cafes, very...interesting....whats wrong with the space cakes?? I had some...! lol


Posted by: Nugget on November 24, 2003 05:31 PM

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