#stoneboyseries #stoneboytravels #amsterdam #nyc – a photo diary pt. 2

Our Daily Bread… A very thought provoking exhibit at the Rijks Museum:

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Checking out all the absinthe choices:

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But don’t worry, we only drank normal stuff…

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& ate yummy steak at our favourite restaurant

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Mini photo shoot in Grey Area:

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We loved the scooters!

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Didn’t take too much with us (more room for shopping) so did a load before we left for NYC

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& we are off!

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NYC baby!

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Cocktails in Brooklyn

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Shopping in Macy’s, enjoying the old wooden escalator

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Pedicab to cocktails with my acegirl Crystal

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Feeling under the weather

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Last taste of NYC

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Back home in the sunshine!

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A Dam good vacation, a Dam good place to be

December 3rd: so it’s the first real day of my holiday, for although I’ve been counting down to December 2nd, it is only after half a day of traveling, that I can finally consider myself on vacation. Sitting in a coffee shop, with a cappuccino in my hand I finally have a moment of peace. Middle seat for 6 & 1/2 hours is not an easy task. Oh to move my elbows freely again, to not be confined within the sides of my seat (little less actually as both my hubby & other passenger were asleep & sprawling out a bit). Poor hubby had an uncomfortable flight due to his tummy, I just didn’t sleep as much as I should have but I’m determined to get right on to Amsterdam time & beat jetlag into submission.
December 4th: today some of our friends join us in Amsterdam. The hubby is still sick so I took them around while he rested. We decided to go to Barney’s for lunch & then walked down to the Anne Frankhuis (Anne Frank house) which is now a museum. I have been before, but it is such a deeply moving place that it certainly doesn’t get lessened by a repeat visit. I think I will read “The Diary of Anne Frank” again the year.
December 5th: a return trip to the Heineken Experience – best beer anywhere! But if you truly love Heineken don’t drink it here, no bottle will ever satisfy you again lol.
December 6th: breakfast & last minute shopping with the friends before they continue on to Rome. Spent the afternoon getting a lovely manicure. 20131217-003835.jpg
Hubby started to feel better over the weekend so we could get down to the business of enjoying our vacation. Here’s some of my favourite pics from the streets of Amsterdam.
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#stoneboyseries #stoneboytravels #amsterdam – a photo diary pt. 1

Stoneboy double checking that we had our passports:

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It was a beautiful day the day we left:

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Safety first! Reading the safety manual:

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Catching some zzzzs:

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JFK:

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Private car to Newark because the taxi line was insane!

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Taking the train from Schiphol to Amsterdam Central is cheaper (4€ pp) & faster (17 mins):

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Beating jetlag means getting right on to Amsterdam time so some fresh orange juice for breakfast:

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You can have a burger for breakfast if you stick an egg on it 😉

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At Burger Bar they like it wet & clean… Cheeky monkeys aren’t they lol?

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Found cheap clementines & enjoying the view from the room:

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Hanging with my girl Caty… Being jealous that she lives there!!

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Love love love the bath tub…

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A visit to Anne Frankhuis:

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Shelly Winter’s Oscar has nothing on Stoneboy:

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If it ain’t broke then don’t fix it! Sticking to the same morning routine:

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A trip to the Heineken Factory:

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Went to the Rijks Museum:

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Some of my favourite pieces of art:

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Even the building is beautiful!

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(The building is so big there is a bike path thru it!!)

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