Monday, February 18, 2008

Vaarwel Uit Amsterdam

And so ... our little Amsterdam holiday is over and dunzo. I really wanted us to have a great trip for our 2 year anniversary and I couldn't think of a better place to go other than the amazing city where David and I met in the first place. It was on February 17, 2006 that we met at the bike rack in front of the Lloyd Hotel (on a dreary, rainy day if memory serves) ... and here is a pic of the two of us, exactly 2 years later, at the bike rack where it all began:

Of all the things that I wanted to accomplish on this trip, taking this photo was of paramount importance for me. Because David wasn't feeling great yesterday (and still isn't today) he spent a bit of the day recuperating in bed ... but we managed to rally in the afternoon and head out for some sightseeing around the neighborhood of our hotel:

And then last night we took a 2-hour candlelight canal cruise just like we did 2 years ago on our first trip to the city. We were seated with a lovely British couple, Angela and Craig, and had a really smashing time together. We got along really well and ended up chatting together for much of our cruise. It was just the perfect way to end our day.

Right before we returned to our hotel, we stopped off for a couple of Heinekens at a tiny pub up the street and then called it a night.

We had an absolutely amazing time here in Amsterdam this time around ... I am already looking forward to our next trip back to the city ... maybe in 2 years time?

Much love goes out to this amazing and welcoming city ... I'll miss you muchly.

PS: We *finally* got to go bike riding :)