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by thaioneon
Tue Jan 17, 2:42 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: New Year's Trip - Day Four
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Yes, we really did have a great time. We did put away a few beers but really only had one each at most of our stops. We also walked and ate a bit in between so it was pretty easy to handle. You have to be careful though with those 7plus % beers. They can surely sneak up on you!

Doei,
thai
by thaioneon
Tue Jan 17, 12:27 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: New Year's Trip - Day 6
Replies: 2
Views: 440

New Year's Trip - Day 6

MONDAY, JANUARY 2ND, 2006 - DAY SIX Woke up early this morning and went downstairs for breakfast in the beautiful and old Reflet Ballroom. The breakfast buffet was nothing special and we purposely did not fill ourselves up too much on this as there was so much really good food to be had elsewhere in...
by thaioneon
Sun Jan 15, 2:33 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: New Year's Trip - Day 5
Replies: 0
Views: 1780

New Year's Trip - Day 5

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1ST, 2006 - DAY FIVE We were up at 11am and feeling pretty good considering. Left the room at 1:30 pm and had our poffertjures and juice on Dam Square. We then walked through the mess of red paper from the spent fireworksand all other kinds of debris and over to the Nieuwemarket Squa...
by thaioneon
Fri Jan 13, 11:59 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: New Year's Trip - Day Four
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Oops! Sorry about that, I guess I need a new pair of scissors.
by thaioneon
Fri Jan 13, 10:50 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: New Year's Trip - Day Four
Replies: 7
Views: 931

New Year's Trip - Day Four

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31ST2005 , DAY FOUR - GOOD RIDDENS 2005!!! We woke up at 11:30am, both of us nursing a bit of a hangover. I went to Renees and got M a couple of cappuccinos. We managed to get ourselves dressed and ready to leave the room by 1pm and stopped at Dam Square for our traditional poffer...
by thaioneon
Thu Jan 12, 8:11 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: New Year's Trip - Day Three
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Yes, Cafe' Belgique is a very special place and they are open late. A great place for a nightcap.

Unfortunately, we weren't wearing our boots. But the walk from Centraal down the Zeeldijk and over to Dam Square wasn't too bad as the snow was pretty packed down by all the pedestrian traffic.
by thaioneon
Wed Jan 11, 9:47 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: New Year's Trip - Day Three
Replies: 6
Views: 619

New Year's Trip - Day Three

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30TH, DAY 3 - HATS OFF TO LADY M We got out of bed late this morning as I didn’t wake until 10:30am. I typed up yesterday’s trip report and waited for M to awake and she finally did at 12:30pm. We didn’t leave the room until around 2pm and made our first stop the usual poffertjures ...
by thaioneon
Tue Jan 10, 8:00 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: New Year's Trip - Day Two
Replies: 4
Views: 634

New Year's Trip - Day Two

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28TH - DAY TWO I got out of bed at 7:50am and went down to the hotel gym and worked out for about an hour. The facility was small and pretty basic, but served its purpose. Back upstairs for a much needed shower and then across Damstraat to Renees for some cappuccinos for M and mys...
by thaioneon
Mon Jan 09, 9:47 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Ok then - Here's day one
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Ok then - Here's day one

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27th, DAY ONE - ARRIVAL DAY Arrived at Philadelphia International at 6pm. Nothing like the scene from last year at the USAIR check-in; very calm and only a few fellow travelers waiting. Breezed through security and up to the Sky Lounge and ate our subs that we brought with us alo...
by thaioneon
Mon Jan 09, 2:04 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Back from another New Year's trip
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Back from another New Year's trip

Happy New Year Everybody!!! Just returned from my fourth New Year's trip to Mokum in a row and although this one was quite different than the past three, it was still a fabulous time. No toking this time, just lots of eating, drinking, music, and shopping. If this still interests my fellow board mem...
by thaioneon
Tue Jan 18, 5:58 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part 9 Last Day
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Glad you found them worthwhile Mark. I brought a laptop with me this trip so it was pretty easy to put down the previous day's events each morning (at least what I could remember!!). We were never in a real hurry to get to anywhere, so it truly was a very relaxing vacation. The beer was excellent bu...
by thaioneon
Thu Jan 13, 6:14 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part 9 Last Day
Replies: 8
Views: 774

The chocolate shop is called Australia and is located on Leidsestraat just above the Leidsespleine. They make the chocolate on the premises and it is excellent as I have discovered since being home. So I guess that makes it Dutch chocolate. They also sell gelato if I recall correctly. The Indeejar w...
by thaioneon
Wed Jan 12, 4:50 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part 9 Last Day
Replies: 8
Views: 774

I think the Great White Shark was actually from the Abraxas, which we went to early on in the trip, but I forgot to include in the report. Although I had written that it came from the Greenhouse, I believe I was mistaken. Hard to remember as I'm sure you can understand!
by thaioneon
Wed Jan 12, 3:09 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part 9 Last Day
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Trip Report - Part 9 Last Day

DAY 9 - Last Day Woke up late this morning. At around noon, an early version of Chinese New Year’s began to unfold on Damstraat just below our balcony. More 50 foot long strands of firecrackers plus a dragon. Quite a sight! Left the room at 2 PM, exchanged some dollars on Damstraat, and who do you t...
by thaioneon
Tue Jan 11, 9:22 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part 8
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Trip Report - Part 8

DAY 8 - Leidsepleine Left the room at around 12:30 PM and attempted to have brunch at De Bakkerswinkel but there was a long line so we decided on Het Karbeel just down Warmoesstraat. Very good as M had a pancake which was really like an omelet and I had an egg sandwich with ham and cheese. We then w...
by thaioneon
Tue Jan 11, 7:51 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part 7
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Thanks Hank. I have two more days left to report on, as we stayed until the 4th. I hope you enjoy your upcoming trip and that some of my info proves to be useful, as I certainly did get a lot of good tips from this board.
by thaioneon
Tue Jan 11, 3:50 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part 7
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Trip Report - Part 7

DAY 7 - On New Year’s Day Slept until noon and left the room at 1PM to have brunch at La Grotte. Got the table at the window overlooking the busy Haarlemmerstraat. Brunch was very good as I ate the omelet filled with cheese, mushrooms, tomato, and onion and M had the grilled croissant with cheese an...
by thaioneon
Mon Jan 10, 5:26 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part 6
Replies: 0
Views: 1725

Trip Report - Part 6

DAY 6 - Happy New Year’s !!! Woke up feeling well rested and left the room by 11:45 AM , early for us! Walked over to the Nieuwemarkt and had brunch at Café Fortyn right on the square. We each had a delicious bowl of mushroom soup. Then across the square and waited in line at the bakery for a ollieb...
by thaioneon
Mon Jan 10, 2:30 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part 3
Replies: 5
Views: 500

The Casablanca is also located on the Zeedijk, about midway between Centraal Station and the Nieuwemarkt. The t'Appien is at the end of Zeedijk closest to Centraal Station.

Check this link:


http://www.hiptravelguide.com/amsterdam ... s-247.html
by thaioneon
Sun Jan 09, 11:56 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part One
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Thanks. I just wanted to repay a lot of you for the tips and info I've gotten from this board. Truly a great resource!

Thai
by thaioneon
Sun Jan 09, 11:31 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part 5
Replies: 0
Views: 1819

Trip Report - Part 5

DAY 5 - Utrechtsestraat Again a late start, didn’t leave the room until 1PM. Walked down Spuistraat on our way to Utrechtsestraat. Stopped and had french fries with ketchup at the joint next door to de Dampkring, hit the spot. Then up the Singel to Vijzelstraat and stopped by the doll/souvenir shop ...
by thaioneon
Sat Jan 08, 7:03 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part 3
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Remembering details

Thanks for the kind words. The only way I was able to remember these details was by typing my notes on the laptop each morning while M was getting herself ready. And yes, Luscius is indeed a great restaurant and worth a splurge as it was rather expensive in comparison to the other places that we ate...
by thaioneon
Sat Jan 08, 6:54 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part 4
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Trip Report - Part 4

DAY 4 - Great Balls of Fire Missed our 7:30 AM train to Bruges (by only 7 hours or so!) and didn’t leave the room until 2:30 PM. Down to the lobby for lunch, got the laptop fixed up for wireless internet for the day at the business center, and checked our email. We then did the tour of the Oude Kerk...
by thaioneon
Sat Jan 08, 2:25 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part 3
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Trip Report - Part 3

DAY 3 - 420 at 4:20 Slept in late, left room at 1PM. It had snowed a little bit this morning and was still kind of wet and cold so M decided to bundle up, wearing long underwear, fleece, scarf, gloves and jacket and felt like the kid in the movie A Christmas Story who couldn’t put his arms down. In ...
by thaioneon
Fri Jan 07, 3:09 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part 2
Replies: 0
Views: 1878

Trip Report - Part 2

DAY 2 - Amazing Grace Woke up and could see! Hallelujah! Didn’t leave the room until 12:30PM, as we were both dragging a bit after our first full day of drinking and toking. Finally got it together and headed out. I love that feeling you get when you walk outside that first time of the day to embark...
by thaioneon
Thu Jan 06, 4:13 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Part One
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Trip Report - Part One

PROLOGUE - There’s A Riot Goin’ On We arrived at the airport in Philly at 6PM, a full 2 hours , 40 minutes ahead of our scheduled departure only to find a skeleton crew on duty at the USAirways check-in. The line was ridiculously long but we had plenty of time and were not nearly as inconvenienced a...

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