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Returning from Amsterdam

36 Hours

We missed out flight from Dusseldorf, Germany to Bologna Italy. After 3 or 4 hours trying to figure out our cheapest options...we decided rented a car intending to drive to italy. However, with no available cars with snow tires we couldn't drive that far South. Instead we headed for Munich germany... to catch a train to bologna there.

So we drove for 5-6 hours... BUT THEN we wound up in standstill traffic for 2.5 hours! and missed our train. Once in munich we camped out at a mcdonalds... walked aroun in the rain and fell alseep in the car for 5 hours overnight at the train station. Then we hopped on a couple of trains the next morning (7 hours total) and arrived in bologna. A day late for our lectures

36 hours... of travel.... instead of 1.5 hour flight..

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Posted by AMarcynuk 23.05.2010 17:05 Archived in Netherlands Comments (0)

Amsterdamned & Heineken Factory

overcast

Good times.

RANDOMS AROUND
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Hostel Stairs... 16 steps per METER. .... the stairs of death.

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... how does this work..

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"Let's go to the treeessss.."
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The public bathrooms.

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The Heineken Factory AKA....Willy Wonka?

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BLURRY ARCHITECTURE

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The wrong airport... resulting in a 36 hour trip back to Italy.

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Posted by AMarcynuk 15.05.2010 10:09 Archived in Netherlands Comments (0)

Genoa\Genova Part 3 of 3

The Royal Palace & The Genoa Museum of Natural History

"It was the Balbi family who built the Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) between 1643 and 1655. Renovated by Carlo Fontana, it became the Royal Palace in 1825. It was the Royal Family of Savoia who used at the residence, but now it is owned by the state. It is from the simple garden that the elegant baroque architecture" -- Good old wiki...

Highlights
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- Pebble mosaics involving cats at the royal palace
- The stuffed deranged looks on the stuffed animals at the natural history museum.
- Unsure if I was delighted by stuffed animals or horrified.

The Royal Palace
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VIDEO:

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova
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- The ancient museum has some heating issues in the past.
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The walking fish.

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Tubed assortment of animals

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they are lying to me... there is nothing here that is real.. this
is just a giant paper mache shark from 1900s

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"I think it used to be a seal.."

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here is where my brain ruptured... dead cat overload.

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a retarded looking tiger

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NOT THE SNOW LEOPARD!!

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Posted by AMarcynuk 01.04.2010 07:46 Archived in Italy Tagged tourist_sites Comments (0)

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