We are taking that really scary step of being without WIFI for the next week as we leave our interesting Attic accommodation in Amsterdam and board a river boat which will serve as our overnight accommodation while we bike through to Bruges in Belgium.
There is one signifcant test that I need to pass before we do that, I have to get our bags down three flights of suicidal steps from our current little attiv in one of those cute Amsterdam houses you see pictures of. The tread is narrow and to simply walk down normally you need to have both hands on the handrail. If there are no further updates you can take it that I failed.
As we found in San Francisco, staying at the airbnb puts us in amongst the locals and it becomes a signifcant part of the experience rather than just somewhere to park your head. Our inital air deprived impressions of the attic were not great but it has grown on us and we have enjoyed it’s difference.
Amerstdam has been a really enjoyable stopover en route to our cycling and has been aded to Ruth’s favourites list. As in Venice our offline maps on the phone have had a very good work out and no doubt there will be more of that as we get onto the bikes again.