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Resting and relaxing in Amsterdam

After the days of driving we were pleased to rest in Amsterdam. We are staying with Peter at Klara's mother's house in Oud-Zuid, a suburb handily placed near the famous Vondelpark and the central city area. Here's the map showing where we are and a photo of Pete with his mum. 👀 👀 !! He's doing very well isn't he? 👍 ✔️

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We are a short Tram (No. 2) ride into the 'duck's guts', and all the glitz of the tourist centre like the famous Flower market, Museums, glitzy tourist barges, McDonalds, KFC,

And somewhat ironically, as SE Aus gets a good old fashioned winter drenching we are at last, experiencing some really sunny warm weather. Makes taking photos so much easier. A couple of shots close to where we are staying and in the Vondelpark, note the lovely sunshine. Temperature reached 27 today! 😎 Public transport very easy to use. Our car is resting at a park and ride car park a kilometre or so from where we are staying.

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Some of the landscape/urban scenes/tourists we saw on our trip into town on Saturday. Includes a 'crooked house', the Flower Market and a Christmas shop! 🎄 💐 🌺 🎉 😄 🎊 😜 Plus shopping, shopping shopping and lots of 'specialty' items with spikey green leaf logos. Yes Mary Jane was everywhere, ooh so relaxing for some!

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Two short vidclips with a bit of 'barge' action.

And a couple of shots from Sunday afternoon.

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The last few hours we have been monitoring all the rain in SE Aus. Over 200mls in Sheffield! Wow!

We are next heading to Epernay in the French Champagne district before flying to Rabat.

Posted by stavmagpie 13:52 Archived in Netherlands

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