After 10 days of fun traveling, I suppose all good things must come to an end at some point. Yesterday was our last day in Amsterdam and the last half day of our entire European adventure. It’s unbelievable that it’s over already!
We were all up and ready to hit the town by 9A (after packing and checking out of our hotel) and had breakfast at Le Pot au Feu once again. Since our attempt to hit up Dappermarkt, the Albert Cuyp Markt and the Flower Market were to no avail on Monday, we decided to try again yesterday! Instead of wasting time walking down there, we jumped on a tram (#9) from the train station and jumped off at the Dappermarkt stop. Between Dapper Markt, the flea market at Waterlooplein and the other mini markets we ran into, we came across a lot of interesting goodies… very fitting for Amsterdam.
After our market excursion (and another container of Manneken Pis’ fries for Tiff!), we made our way back to our hotel passing through Rembrandtplein for a cup of coffee in the sunshine. The weather was so nice for our last day we tried to make the most of every moment we had left! Fortunately, the train from Amsterdam Centraal to the airport takes roughly 17 minutes so we weren’t super pressed for time.
Though the day was spectacular, our airport experience was my worst airport experience to date. After checking in our bags, we were told that our carry-ons were too big for Easy Jet flights (despite the fact that we’d had no problems on our previous two Easy Jet flights using the exact same luggage). We had to go back through the line and pay 44 additional euros to check two bags (bags that could have easily fit inside of the overhead compartment, mind you). On top of that, every Easy Jet employee we ran across at Amsterdam’s airport was a complete dickhead. Literally every person we had human contact with was so off-putting. It seriously makes me consider whether or not I want to fly Easy Jet anymore… British Airways is looking sweeter and sweeter.
Despite our shitty airport experience, we made it back to my flat (eventually) and finished packing and settling before heading out for our last night in London. After 10 days of exhausting traveling, we decided to keep it close to home and headed to Strada in Covent Garden for some soul-warming Italian.
I had to say goodbye to them today… I think it’s even harder to say goodbye this second time around! I hadn’t realized how much I missed their faces until I got to see them. Even though time flew by, I’m beyond happy that I got to spend the time with them that I did. So fun and so many amazing memories!
xoxo from London,