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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Day 1》I AMsterdam

Today was an early start to a very long day! I got up at 0430! I arrived at the Russel Square hotel indicated by Contiki and I had plenty time to spare (despite the wayward Uber driver I had to find.
When we all checked in we piled into the bus and stared the journey to Dover Port. And bonus, got to see the Dover Cliffs which are white from lime in the soil. Apparently on a good day you can see the cliffs from France.
Once we crossed the channel we drove from France through Belgium to the Netherlands. The bus ride over the day was very long however we made it to our hotel at 1730. The hotel is called Nieuw Slotania Hotel and it's ok.
We had dinner which was a simple buffet before heading off for our cruise down the canals. I couldn't take photos because it was too dark. We traveled down for an hour and a.half during which there was an open bar for beer, wine and soft drinks. Naturally thus was very popular.
From here we ambled down the Red Light District where the prostitutes were advertising themselves in red illuminated windows. Amsterdam is very modern in its ideas and it hasn't had a detrimental effect -- if anything it has only helped bring in tourists especially with their "coffee shops" for drugs.
As an optional activity we went to see a live sex show which was rediculous but exactly what I expected it too be.
That's all for now. I wish I had photos but it was just too dark. At least I have a photo of Dover Port and tomorrow's itinerary.

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