||[May. 2nd, 2013|01:46 pm]
Untrel Ash Vae Vorscerous
Amsterdam is one hell of a city. Every night is pretty much madness. The Red Light District is like nothing you've ever seen before. I paid a bum a few Euros to show me around and he networked me with all the shop owners, showed where to get anything I may need to party and what dealers and areas to stay away from. I wander it's streets from 4pm to 2am just looking at all it's spectacularness. |
The next day was Queens day! This has been a national holiday in Holland since the 1800's to celebrate the queen. This was a historic Queens day however because it is the last Queens day. She's handing over her power and crown to her son marking as well the first ever Kings day in Holland. Pure madness! Massive hordes of people clad in orange wandering the streets. Roaming mobile bands of street performers ever and a sea of public drinking and beer cans littering every corner. It kind of reminded me of escape from New York (if everyone started killing each other). It was insane in many ways from proving to all the Britts and Canadians I was hanging out with that Alaskans can drink more and handle it better to one of the Canadians having a mental breakdown in the middle of everything.
After getting thoroughly wrecked and not returning to the hostel till 4am the next I didn't do anything till 7pm. Then however I met a group of people from London. Two of these guys had taken some bad x they got off the streets of Amsterdam and one of them was just way out his mind. We got thrown out of the hostel for the night and he almost got smashed by the security. After wandering around for a few hours he was so fucked up eventually the cops came as well as an ambulance to make sure he wasn't overdosing. I actually made friends with one of the police officers ironically enough.
After meeting a fellow Alaskan I again didn't get back to my bed till 5am. This city parties hard but so do I and it although it's trying to I haven't been chewed up yet. Didn't drink at all yesterday; the friends I was with were fucked up enough for me to have a blast simply watching! I highly recommend Amsterdam to everyone I know. It's incredible so far. I don't know what my plans are but this has a way of simply sweeping you away.