Been wanting to post but everyday is so packed, full from morning to evening! We've never walked SO MUCH. My legs hurt so bad sometimes I can't even walk normally, shuffling by the end of the day.
The Dutch are the nicest & friendliest people, apart from also looking great, with glass-blue eyes and tall, perfect physiques! From the Schiphol airport to Delft, we took the train and bought tickets from one of the tickets machine. We didn't know what 40% discount tickets were but bought them anyway, about 11 euros for two of us, and halfway to Delft, the train inspector checked our tickets and told us that we have to pay a fine of 40 euros each plus the difference in the fares because the discount tickets are only for people with the discount card. We pleaded innocent, he paused, and then told us he'll let us off. Imagine our relief.
Off the train, I sneezed (it was cold, about 4 or 5 C and I hate it) and three pretty young things blessed me. The second day, I was walking and stopped to rest, staring at my shoe because it hurt, a lady came up and asked if my feet was hurting. How nice can they get! They are so warm, they greet each other with three kisses--left, right and left again. When the guys give your change, they'll wink at you. So cute.
I've so many things to share about my trip but there's no time to blog! We are leaving for Paris tomorrow on a 2-week tour, a change from our original plan of travelling alone. We wanted at first to take the Eurorail but the tickets could only be bought at Schiphol or Amsterdam, and because Heathrow is closed today due to the ash cloud, Schnipol is in confusion while lines in Amsterdam for the tickets usually take 4 hours! We were in Rotterdam (lots of modern buildings, different from Den Haag/The Hague and Amsterdam) today, sorting out the tour and tickets. The tour that leaves on Wed is full so we have to buy a HiSpeed ticket ourselves to Paris where we'll join up with the tour. Everything is so last minute and prices have gone up a lot but the euros' down, from RM4.2 to 1 euro when we started out on the trip to RM3.95 to 1 euro today. Hooray!
We start out early tomorrow. Goodnight!