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by Swin
Wed Jun 17, 9:54 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swin's diary 2009 Day one 17th June
Replies: 1
Views: 775

Swin's diary 2009 Day one 17th June

Great to be back in Amsterdam on visit 51 (I think) Just in from the Cafe de Klos via the Gollem and I decided to make it just a brief report on day 1 as I am knackered and hoping for an early start tomorrow. No problem this year about getting to the airport (Mrs Swin's very sexy mate gave me a lift...
by Swin
Sat Apr 11, 8:44 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Taking springtime to Mokum(long)
Replies: 7
Views: 1636

Superb report - many thanks - wish I had been there with you (I have to wait another two months) - it sounds like my sort of easy paced trip.
Glad someone else likes LT - I think its under-rated - and the Greek place on Singel is fabulous, my second and third stops after the Gollem
by Swin
Sat Apr 04, 12:54 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: YOU DECIDE
Replies: 1
Views: 524

......... onto 'her' huge throbbing penis before plunging it right up my arse
by Swin
Thu Nov 13, 6:02 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: November 12, 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

islandgurl wrote:
FlyByNite wrote:On my way through Haarlem I saw a pussy in a window.


LOL You always take pics of the pussies in the window... how many did we see in '07? They're just even cuter with a toasty buzz. :-)


I recall one area of Haarlem where there was a pussy in every window!
by Swin
Sat Oct 25, 8:57 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: ( 1 ) PRAGUE 2008....NOW WITH PICTURES!!
Replies: 68
Views: 7185

Re: PRAGUE 2008....

I continued my tram ride to Wenceslas Square and the Betlemske area of the city where I had a meal at a small and typically Czech restaurant all washed down with a glass of Urquall beer! To be continued… Urquell surely and all that going to Mass business - it'll all end in tears Pardon? They're n...
by Swin
Sat Oct 25, 4:14 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: ( 1 ) PRAGUE 2008....NOW WITH PICTURES!!
Replies: 68
Views: 7185

Re: PRAGUE 2008....

uk*bag*lady wrote: I continued my tram ride to Wenceslas Square and the Betlemske area of the city where I had a meal at a small and typically Czech restaurant all washed down with a glass of Urquall beer!

To be continued…


Urquell surely and all that going to Mass business - it'll all end in tears
by Swin
Fri Sep 19, 7:52 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: My Trip (July 18th-24)
Replies: 22
Views: 2669

Wasnt pleased with myself at all mate, i got my goods, not bragging, i was keeping people up to date with that situation a couple of months ago so its on this report for closure, im 18 now so im legal when i go in June, anyway read my whole trip report thats a small tad. I am not your mate and your...
by Swin
Fri Sep 19, 7:37 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: My Trip (July 18th-24)
Replies: 22
Views: 2669

I wouldn't be too pleased with myself about using the false ID if I were you, not a smart move at all especially for the CS owner
by Swin
Fri Sep 19, 7:29 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report: Sept. 10 - 15, 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

Nice report many thanks - my sort of report (not all about coffee shop menus) - a couple of tips on places to eat which I will try - I was in Amsterdam in June but I am missing the place like mad already - next year seems a long way off. I shared your enjoyment of the Resistance Museum - just a sham...
by Swin
Tue Jun 17, 7:52 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swins diary 2008 day 6 - 16th June
Replies: 18
Views: 2891

Swins diary 2008 day 6 - 16th June

Up early to pack as sadly it was the last day of this year's trip. Dragged the holdall downstairs at the same time as I went to breakfast as I just couldn't do the stairs twice! Checked out, left the bag in the luggage store and went in to breakfast and met a young Chinese woman, in town as part of ...
by Swin
Mon Jun 16, 8:03 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swins diary 2008 Day 5 - 15th June
Replies: 15
Views: 2049

Swins diary 2008 Day 5 - 15th June

Up and out quite late (for me) this morning. Everywhere was deserted of course it being Sunday but strangely, I meant to mention yesterday, Saturday mornings seem to start really slowly in Amsterdam too unlike the mad rush to the shops etc we see in UK. Anyway a walk in a different direction today r...
by Swin
Sat Jun 14, 9:24 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swins diary 2008 Day 4 - 14th June
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Swins diary 2008 Day 4 - 14th June

Filing todays report a little early (10 pm) before going back out to the Gollem for the rest of the evening. Great day today just wandering around my favourite streets. First stop was the stamp market and as I left the hotel and started down Runstraat I saw two guys actually preparing to use one of ...
by Swin
Sat Jun 14, 8:25 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swins diary 2008 Day 3 - 13th June
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Swins diary 2008 Day 3 - 13th June

Up quite early to get to CS for a train to Alkmaar - have decided to do the touristy thing today and see the cheese market (as well as a few bars and a stamp dealer friend) Hoped to take the Opstapper or should I say Stop/Go but it didn't (stop or go that is) as by the time I turned off Prinsengrach...
by Swin
Thu Jun 12, 11:14 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swin's 2008 diary day 1 - 11th June
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

SlyCrayon wrote:Was that a grey Citroen? I got a nice couple pictures of one last month. Sorry I don't know the model, but it had beautiful curves.


Yes it was! And in immaculate condition too - well before the accident that is...
by Swin
Thu Jun 12, 11:09 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swins diary 2008 day 2 - 12th June
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Swins diary 2008 day 2 - 12th June

Up early (well it felt early after the Gollum last night) at about 7 am for my favourite part of any trip and a traditional thing for me - an early morning walk around the Jordaan before breakfast, while the streets are deserted and the piles of dog shit are still fresh then back to the hotel for br...
by Swin
Thu Jun 12, 7:46 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swin's 2008 diary day 1 - 11th June
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Swin's 2008 diary day 1 - 11th June

At about 7 pm last night I was in two minds whether to post a diary report or not - basically everything was just the same as 2007 Amsterdam-wise! Took the new coach service to the airport instead of driving (about half the price, or less, of petrol and car parking) so had a much more relaxed trip t...
by Swin
Tue Feb 05, 11:58 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: A new trip report for ya!
Replies: 21
Views: 3935

My uncle has lived in Kerkstraat for over 20 years, I could fall out of bed and be at the bar in 2 seconds . What a horrible thought! :-) I must have been there out of season (for mussels) If I remember aren't mussels one of the 'when there's an R in the month' things? (Never have that problem in B...
by Swin
Mon Feb 04, 8:48 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: A new trip report for ya!
Replies: 21
Views: 3935

I've never eaten at Cafe De Klos before but the more I've read about the place, the more I do want to eat there. The food, especially the ribs, has got nothing but praise in every review that I've read. I'm definitely going to eat there on my next trip in March. The ribs are brilliant, the lamb sho...
by Swin
Mon Dec 17, 5:59 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Amsterdam mornings
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Anne wrote:Mornings are made for sleeping, you silly people. ;-)


Needless to say I didn't stagger out onto Prinsengracht until well after 10 the morning after my night out on the beer with you Anne!
by Swin
Mon Dec 17, 1:19 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Amsterdam mornings
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

I'm an early riser too. I love to watch Amsterdam begin it's day. Chili Absolutely - walking the Jordaan at 0530 / 0600 in late May through to early July. Wandering roughly northwards through the Jordaan from Looiersgracht to Brouwersgracht on no particular planned route (just as it takes you) then...
by Swin
Thu Nov 22, 2:14 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swin's diary day 3
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Actually I have a very nice , funny story about Delft. About three (or four?) years ago I went to see the memorial tablets to the Kings and queens of the House of Orange in the Nieuwkerk on the square. They are of course buried in the crypt but their memorials are in the church floor (Willem I's is ...
by Swin
Fri Nov 09, 1:01 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Here Now
Replies: 37
Views: 5610

Cheers to the fine Channellites in Amsterdam who helped, entertained me and corrected my pronunciation in Nederlands. It has been a terrific trip; my brain is brimming with memories and new information. It is a little sad to leave, but Sly will be back. Time to continue packing. Outside it is raini...
by Swin
Fri Oct 19, 4:42 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Here Now
Replies: 37
Views: 5610

Re: gorgeous weather today

SlyCrayon wrote:The trees are losing the leaves to the wind, but not without a good flutter. At this moment the sky is blue, the air is fresh, it is lovely in Amsterdam.

All the best to the family, Des. Hello, everyone. Think positive thoughts.


You lucky devil! Enjoy
by Swin
Fri Jul 06, 1:17 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swins diary day 5
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

thanks for the reports, I enjoyed them all. Curious that this graffiti artist returns every night during your stay. I wonder if maybe you did it yourself, some kind of alter ego you are not aware of! just kidding btw, how comes the wife did not come with you? Does she normally? I just noticed diffe...
by Swin
Mon Jun 25, 10:10 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swins diary day 5
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Swins diary day 5

Sorry this is late but of course on arrival home Mrs Swin had a list of jobs a mile long but fair dos I get a trip to my favourite city every year no arguments so its OK Saturday morning dawned fine so I had a last (quiet) walk around the Jordaan before breakfast - how I love that area then off to t...
by Swin
Sat Jun 23, 7:59 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swin's diary day 4
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Swin's diary day 4

Felt really rough in the morning (Friday) - (thanks Anne!) so all my best laid plans about getting a really early train to Delft went out of the window. Walked through the Jordaan eventually finding the 'broodjes shop'and took old cheese rolls for lunch then to CS. Nice journey to Delft until half o...
by Swin
Fri Jun 22, 8:44 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swin's diary day 3
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Absolutely beautiful as always and the new Vermeer centre is really worth a visit
by Swin
Fri Jun 22, 4:48 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swin's diary day 3
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Yes Anne its Taggart and the original character was Jim 'there's been another muuurrrda' Taggart - hope you find the interpreter you need to enjoy it!
by Swin
Fri Jun 22, 7:55 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swin's diary day 3
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Swin's diary day 3

Sadly I didn't make the pre-breakfast Jordaan walk yesterday (Thursday) - felt too hung over so I didn't venture forth till about 9 wandering down Leidsegracht (a very beautiful and underrated canal in my opinion) via the flower market (Mrs Swin wants giant amaryllis bulbs - however you spell it!) t...
by Swin
Thu Jun 21, 7:24 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Swin's diary Day 2
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Swin's diary Day 2

Fantastic - went out of the hotel 0630 and wandered around the Jordaan. It's my favourite time of day in my favourite area and was nice as it had been raining in the night so everywhere was fresh. (with the exception of the dogshit obstacles everywhere of course) Spent the morning at the postzegel m...

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