The past few days i was in Luxemburg & Brugge. Now i am in Amsterdam. EVERYONE in my hostel room smokes. The smell got too bad so I came out here, in the lovely bilioteek (Dutch is quite similar to Deutsch). Near the train station, as in the picture here.
Luxemburg has really beautiful castles and landscapes. Even more so special than the ones in Germany or Prague or wherever. Its really like fairytale like. But everything was closed there, small boring city. Thankfully, I met this Indian girl, who was working there, she showed me around the city. It hit me how different worlds she comes from. Shes not allowed to drink. Also, her marriage was arranged.
Brugge was interesting. I visited the chocolate museum, frites museum, the solidified blood of christ. Saw windmills too :) At night, I always bump into the Australian in the same hostel, whose father was Dutch & mum Chinese, searching for the 2.95euros pasta store ;) He was fun to hang out with in a bar, drinking this Belgian bier called Leffe.."i come from the land down under... can you hear the thunder"! And since I dont have JiaJia & Cat to complain about things, I complain to him.. until he is saturated and starts charging 1 bier for 3 complaints. It also reminds me of one of the night in Zurich. Because the last night, we went to a rock bar and they played stuff like Guns&Roses, Metallica, etc. Oyea, he was really outgoing and talking to everyone, the 1st night I got to meet a bunch of Aussies & Kiwis who were doing a Topdeck tour, because of him.
Train to Amsterdam. Its strange to be taking trains not by Deutsche Bahn. They dont have those proper timetables, I had no idea which platform, what time, connection, etc. But then it was simple as I found. From Brugge, I take the train to Antwerp, then to Amsterdam. The train was s***, late for 20mins and terminated a stop earlier than Antwerp Centraal even though it was supposed to stop at Centraal. Everyone here is sooooooooooooooo friendly. But sooooooooooooo stoned. There are 2 Irish, 2 Swedish, 2 Americans, 1 Brazilian. ALL are smoking something, also eating mushrooms (looks really gross). Im worried that they might die, the instructions on the mushroom box says "do not consume more than once a month", "do not consume with alcohol", "do not smoke a joint pior to consuming it" but they do it anyway. Everyone is so happy and giggling and giggling and laughing. But they are really, really nice people though. So friendly but incredibly stoned, "Do you want some Christmas?".I only say yes if the Christmas they are passing around is the potato chips ;)
Next I go to Cophenhagen. Then I dont know what I"ll do. In the end I didn't buy a railpass for Sweden, no connecting trains there. I want to do Odense (birthplace of Christian Andersen) and also a bit of Sweden close to Denmark. Then I go to Berlin (yet again to visit the stuff I havent finished). Then to Mosbach, Frankfurt, Singapore..