As we were in Holland, we decided to go with Jeff to a ‘coffee shop’ and buy some weed. It was hilarious, Anna’s brother had to teach us what was what as there was a whole menu of different kinds and the two of us, being the drug-free innocent individuals that we are, were clueless.
We bought a little bag of California something (as advised) and were on our merry way feeling rather naughty but had done nothing illegal so used that thought as a justification!
Basically, Lowlands is Big Day Out on steroids. It’s a 3 day festival where you camp close to the music but we spent 5 days there to get in early and get a good spot close to the loos! There is a 24 hr tent pumping hard core techno beats around the clock so its rather hard to get to sleep but other than that it was a lot of fun! Bec and I saw bands like Pendulum (rocked the house down, so good!), Digitalism, Simian Mobile Disco, The Presidents of the USA, Underworld (also fantastic!), Tricky, The Fratellis and so on.
After being considerably grubby for 5 days but having an awesome time we came back to Delft feeling out of whack and very sleepy but made our way into The Hague for dinner anyway, we’d come all this way so couldn’t justify not going!
The Hague was cool, but being a Monday, was dead. We went to a pub and had a cider and a curry and perved on the cute English bar tender then made our way home to get a decent night’s sleep!
Clare and I suggested that they up the ante of their window antics pronto (as there weren’t too many drawn curtains if you know what I mean!) and get windmill nipple ornaments or even tassels to increase their clientele!”
The ladies don't like photos so its a bit fuzzy but how whack is this shit???
It was definitely an eye opener walking down that street, but I was glad to go home to my warm hostel bed knowing I’m not a state where I rely on selling my body.
Day 2 in Amsterdam involved a lot of rain, a walk down to the local park for lunch, much people watching and the purchase of some much needed cargo pants! I’ve resolved that the Dam is great for people who like getting drunk, stoned and laid, but not so good for those starting off an adventure where you want to see typical European alps and countryside. We’re on our way to all this, but we have to stop off at Berlin. I know its not exactly countryside but it’s a city you can’t really miss and so my next post will be from there.
Over and out.