Tag: amsterdam

It’s Raining Men. & The Yeti Abi: Apologies for the lateness of this week’s upload, I’ve been in Amsterdam! When my friends and I planned this trip a few months ago, we had no idea that the weekend we chose happened to coincide with Amsterdam’s Gay Pride event. Imagine our surprise to wander down a quiet side street and find thumping dance music intersecting with another Latin beat from another party in the next block! I rarely say this about…

I shouldn’t be left late at night with a microphone and a harrowing tale to tell: (If you can’t see the player, you’ll have to visit my blog. It should also be at the bottom, if you’re using Google Reader!) Tonight I tell the tale of, in the form of an audio blog, ‘healthy alternative transport’ gone wrong. The tale of how I almost log my legs trying to traverse the pretty (but seemingly deadly) city of Amsterdam. It was…

I’m writing this while offline, because it being England, and not some Western, developed country, we’ve had yet another power cut. At 2:20am. There’s nothing quite like being plunged into instantaneous darkness, only to be saved moments later by my laptop screen illuminating my hands and face. So, where was I… Ah yes, I was waking up, the morning after the night before; the night of banana-oriented depravity. Bananas had been consumed in vast quantities (well, why not?) and we’d…

I know that only moments ago I was in Serbia, and days before that I was in Turkey, but now cast your mind’s eye north and west for I have magically appeared in the lovely and tiny city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands! There, surrounded by 4 concentric half-circle canals is the largest city and constitutional capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Curiously, the government and supreme court are not in Amsterdam — they’re over in The Hague (there…