I had hope to tart up my journal by now and add some more photos to the latter stages. Unfortunately I don’t currently have any internet access except at BT booths in the high street. As soon as I get set up at home I’ll get on with completing the journal and emailing out photos people have requested.
Little bits of bad luck seem to be filling the recent few days of the trip. First the incident with my mobile and the washing machine, then buying my ticket for the next part of my journey I find I am travelling on the one weekend in the year when the rail line is closed for maintenance and finally I found after receiving a staggering number of extremely itchy bites that my room was infested with bed bugs. Yesterday was spent moving hotels, doing laundry and finding ways to ignore the itching.
Have not done a lot that’s too productive in Amsterdam other than a few of the walking tours in the LP guide. I’m trying to find a time when the queues at Anne Franks house aren’t stupidly long. It will have to be today as I leave here on an extremely early train tomorrow.
Just arrived in Holland after spending a couple of days with my old friends Richard and Malene in Braunschweig. Good to have the company of some old mates again.
In an idiot maneuver I managed to leave my mobile phone in a pocket when I did the laundry. Its busted despite having dried out. The SIM still works but as most of my numbers were in my phones memory I have probably lost some. Expect emails requesting contact details when I return.
Arrived in Warsaw yesterday evening after an 8 hour bus ride. Didn’t seem like there were many major highways between Vinius and Warsaw though things should be getting better as a lot of time was spent waiting at major roadworks.
Warsaw suddenly feels a lot bigger than Tallinn and Vilnius. A quick inspection reveals a lot of historic buildings, an old town area and a stunning number of bookshops. More later hopefully(I know I still have to write up Vilnius and the Trans Sib trip).