Friday, December 8, 2017

europe: amsterdam day 2


Like  I said in my last post, we slept in so late without meaning to on this day, so we lost a few hours that I wanted to do stuff during, but that is okay. We had to get to the Anne Frank house really quickly because we had tickets. 
There was no photography allowed in the house, but it was probably the most amazing thing I have ever seen. I have taught Diary of Anne Frank and am just very familiar with it, and I am very obsessed and interested in learning everything about WW2, it was just incredible. They didn't have any of the furniture in there as the Father wanted, but they had the things on the walls still. For example, they had a growth chart of Anne and her sister Margot that was still on the wall (original!!!!) and also when the family went into hiding, Otto (the dad) brought Anne's celebrity pictures and some glue so she could decorate and her pictures are still all over the wall. Otto also would listen to the radio at night and plot where the Nazis were on a map hanging on the wall, that is also still there. ORIGINAL! It was just truly the coolest thing I have ever seen. I love history so much. 
Also, in my mind I always thought it was one flat attic, but it's three floors and the stairs are SO steep! It made me lol because of Fault in Our Stars, I was huffing and puffing up the stairs so I can't imagine someone with lung cancer...
"We're all searching for happiness, we're all leading lives that are different and yet the same"

So anyway going to Europe was worth it for that just saying.
We were starving after the tour so we got pancakes, mine was weird but good. Salmon with creme fraiche and guac. Weird. Good. But weird.

 We only had a small amount of time before we had to be at the Gorillaz concert, so we walked back to hotel and....fell asleep. Oops. We woke up and got on the train to go to the concert. We had dinner at a hot dog stand outside the concert hall and it was legit the most delicious thing we ate in Europe. I crave it erry day. 
Honestly, I was so nervous about this concert. I was convinced someone was going to try to kill us there. However, security was SO good. They patted every single person down, they actually went through my purse instead of fake glancing at it, the guy in front of me had cigarettes and they made him open the pack. They also had free coat check, why is America not doing this?? So awesome.
The concert was PACKED. It was really good though, I was surprised that I enjoyed it so much. 

 We managed to get home after the concert after seeing the DRUNKEST man I have ever seen trying to get home from the concert. I don't actually think he made it home.
We were hungry after the concert and everything was closed so we ended up at...dun dun dun! McDonalds! The only different thing was their "curry sauce" which tastes exactly how it sounds.
I didn't really get any ~good~ or ~artsy~ pictures, but Amsterdam was decorated for Christmas and it was quite adorable, even with windows filled with bongs and other things that I won't put in this blog.

We had to be up super early to catch our train to Paris! Paris posts coming up next!

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