Friday 01st of August 2008
I was still at Camp Zeeburg this Friday and I woke up to overcast weather with scattered rains. I woke up early because the goats on the camp made a lot of noise…
While wandering around camp looking for breakfast, some nice Englishmen lend me their special glasses and told me to look towards the sun. At first I thought they were joking, but suddenly realized that these were eclipse glasses and I witnessed a real solar eclipse – awesome! What a great start to the morning!
I used the washing facilities on the camp, that set me back about €6,50 and a was a welcome luxury. They really had just about anything you need at this camp. They even had fresh bread rolls, jam and spread cheese which made for a cheap and tasty breakfast.
I headed for town once again and bought a ticket to the science center Nemo. The first few minutes at the science centre was great! …then the electricity stopped working in the whole building and everyone had to leave and get a refund, kinda disappointing. I compensated by going to a flee market and Vondelpark.
In the evening, there was the mandatory visit to the red light district. Prostitution is legal in Holland, they even have unions. In Amsterdam the prostitutes stand in tall windows and are on display. Gentlemen (and women?) who want their services simply go up to the window and negotiate a price. It would be easier to just show you a picture, but apparently bouncers will throw your camera in the river if you try to take photos in the red light district so I don’t have pictures. I guess you just have to go and have a look for yourself.
I had been planning on visiting the Heineken Experience and learn everything about Heineken but I had learned the day before that it was closed due to maintenance. Oh well, I’ll save that for next time!
Make sure you bookmark www.BikerThomas.com so that you can come back and read about the rest of the trip. Day 7 of the trip will be out real soon!