Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Europe Tour : Amsterdam - Day 7

Another day gone and today is the last day I am in Amsterdam. Signed up a Amsterdam City tour in the morning and in the afternoon another tour to North of Holland whereby we will visit a fishing villages of Volendam, Marken adn the Windmills village.


As usual the city tour start at 10 am sharp and I hopped into the coach and basically the coach will drive around Amsterdam. It is a 2 1/2 hours tour and also will bring us to visit a Diamond Factory.


Random pictures of Amsterdam

The Cathedral

Another Beautiful Canal

The Famous RIJKSMUSEUM

Beautiful Park

Didn't get the name for this statue

Windmills

Cute SMART Car

The GASSAN Diamond Factory

This is the most expensive GASSAN 121 diamond with brilliant cuts and also with 57 facets. Cost about EURO70,000. Strike lottery also not enough money to buy la.

Look at this shiny diamond *wink*. The sales girl kept asking us to try and some more say politely " No money to buy nevermind, just try it and give yourself a feel of the expensive diamond ". Imagine if is in Malaysia, once you try, there will be 10 CCTVs shooting straight at you.

No money to buy diamond, but at least a souvenier from GASSAN diamond lah. hihihi.... LOL


While waiting for the rest to get into the coach, I went to the cafeteria at GASSAN Diamond Factory for a free drinks and bought myself a packet of Lay's Potato Chips to munch. Get this from the vending machine at EURO 0.70.

The coach send us back to the agency and the next tour will start at 2 pm and it is only 12.30 pm and I have 1 1/2 hour to walk around. By not wasting my time, I went to Madame Tussaud aka the Wax Musuem. I wanted to go to this musuem so much when I was in London about 9 years go. At that time I only have 400 POUND with me for the entire trip in London and Paris. Due to tight financial end up I didn't go and save the money to buy the EUROTRAIN ticket to Paris Disneyland. At that time I was in my final year in UNI and its a semester break. Instead of staying at home I bought the air ticket to look for LBA in Exeter, UK. S0 I am just another POKAI backpackers travelling alone.

The queue is so long and the ticket to go in is EURO 19.95. At last I make it to go in and it is an experienced for me at least I have been to the wax museum.



Amsterdam City ( taken from the Madame Tussaud )

Amsterdam Central Station

The second partof the tour is to the North of Holland whereby our first stop is at the Windmills near Volendam which we will visit 2 places the wooden shoemaker and the cheese factory.

The Wooden Shoe Workshop



The windmills village


The cheese factory

The next stop is to the fishing villages in Volendam and Marken. It is a beautiful fishing village and the entire town looks so peaceful. Weather is very cold here. We will be on a cruise to another fishing village and while waiting for the boat, I walked around the peaceful town.

Smell something nice from a nearby stall selling fried fish fillets. I get one to try out and didn't bother to ask what fish is it but it sure taste good to me.


The beautiful scenery of the fishing village

The tour ended at about 7 pm and drop us off at the Amsterdam Central Station. I did some last minute shopping in Amsterdam and my last place to visit is the SEX Museum. I have been passing this place for the past 3 days and I am so curious to know what they have inside. Entrance fee is EURO 3.00 and not so expensive ya but no female inside la all also male one. Don't care la, walked straight to the counter, pay EURO 3.00 and started my excursion in the museum. Alamak nothing much to see also, mostly the porno pictures, some sex toys, ......



Very long "DICK" hor

Took a tram back to the hotel at about 10 pm and after taking bath went down to the receptionist to get some hot water for my MAGGI HOT CUP. After so many days I still think the MAGGI HOT CUP is the BEST.

Tomorrow I got to wake up early to catch the 12 noon flight back to KLIA. I am so excited to go back now. I miss Dearie Suki, I miss my kids, I miss the foods in Malaysia.... I WANT TO GO BACK!