Sept 2006 - Weeks B & III - Amsterdam

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Sept 2006 - Weeks B & III - Amsterdam

Postby viking » Wed Oct 18, 10:22 pm

After a most excellent week in Copenhagen I flew Transavia ( www.transavia.com )
to Amsterdam on Sunday 10/9. Gave up taking the train as Transavia cost me
49 euros versus over 300 for the night train I used to take. Spent the morning
with my friends in Christiania and ended up leaving late for the airport.
Got to the airport and the lines were so long I was afraid Id miss my flight.
While standing in line at the Transavia counter, a unoccupied Easy Jet employee
speaks up from next counter and asks if she can help anyone check in.
On Transavia?, I ask? Yes. Im over the separation rope and at her
counter in a heartbeat. As she checks me in I look up at all the people on
the next level up waiting to get through security and wonder if Ill make
it through that in time. I decide to head to the right hand side after I leave
the counter, since the lines seem a bit shorter. I stand in another line and its
not until Im up near the front that I read its for crew members only. Rats!
But the security people are all smiling and friendly (unlike their American
counterparts) and they say its ok for me to stay in the line and I breeze right
through. After a short 52 minute flight, Im down at Schiphol.

Two weeks in Amsterdam follow.

Walk out of Schiphol and head toward the busses to catch #370 to Leidseplein.
Not enough time to roll a j at the bus stop, so I just toast a couple of ciggies.
(I roll Christiania-style, which means I toast two ciggies with my lighter and
use 1.5 of them plus a good helping of maroc for each cone I fill.) I also
manage to roll up a cone to fill. On the bus ride into town, I chip up some
Danish super super maroc and manage to fill up a nice cone which I light
as I step off the bus at Leidseplein. So nice to have a Danish cone to enjoy
as I leisurely make my way toward my hotel behind the Rijksmuseum.

Met up with UKBL at Siberie the next night, Monday 11/9. jBomb also made
the meetup and we had a great time toking, talking, and laughing. Well, jBomb
and I were toking, UKBL was not. But shes very patient with stoners, that for
sure. Siberies Casa Blanca hash was pleasing, as usual.

Notes go to hell from here on out.

Got to Coffeeshop Little the next day, Tues. 12/9. Been a few years since Id
been there and I was pleased with how theyve redone the shop. Much more
comfortable now, with comfy couches and cushions. Low ceiling is what
gives shop its name and I have to walk around all hunched over so as not
to whack my head on a ceiling beam. Little Special light maroc very good.
1g for 8 euros.

Also stopped in at de Kabouter cs that day were their King Hassan was back
in top form again after a disappointing batch back in Sept. 2005. 1g/8.3 euros.
Also stopped in at Softland2 (formerly my beloved Aggies cs) for 5 grams
of their Honey Maroc for 25 euros.

Wednesday the 13th I decided to go to den Bosch and Huesden. Ive had a newspaper
travel article about day trips from Amsterdam in my luggage for about 5 years and
den Bosch and Huesden were one of the trips. Den Bosch for the big market and
Huesden for three windmills. Spent 23.20 for a roundtrip train ticket and headed
to den Bosch. Market was being packed up by the time I got there at 15:30. Damn.
Didnt have a list of coffeeshops, but did have lots of gear on me so I found a nice
bench on a beautiful canal and rolled and toked as I decided whether or not
to take the bus to Huesden. Might as well.

Stepped off bus in Huesden and lit up as I started walking toward the first windmill
in sight. Huesdens a sleepy little town with three windmills on the old
ramparts encircling the town. Nice to be able to walk right up to the windmills
and walk around them. None were open and all had their windmill parts chained
to keep them from spinning. Not much else to see so I circled back to the bus stop
as I didnt want to miss the once-an-hour bus back to den Bosch.

Sometime during the day I found myself out in Sarphati Park. I was walking
around toking and came to the section of the path were the artificial waterfall is.
Some tree limbs had fallen into the top sluice section of the falls and were
restricting the waters flow. I stood there looking at the mess and wondered
if I could take out the worst offenders and help the water flow better, all
without falling in while stoned off my ass. Sure, I thought. I carefully pulled
a couple of large tree limbs out and the water flowed much more freely.
Happy with my good deed, I went to step back on the path and somehow
managed to stumble just enough to have the raised metal strip that
separates the grass from the path catch my right shin bone. Damn thing
acted like an atomic potato peeler on my shin, tearing the flesh off right
through my jeans, but not leaving a mark on the jeans themselves, just my shin.

Out came the tissues, alcohol hand sanitizer, and Band-Aids. There I was doing
triage on the path while people walked by and stared. Patched my shin up, hoped
I wouldnt bleed through the bandages and lit up another fattie. Shin pain?
What shin pain? And off I went. Bled into bandages for 10 days, and had it
bandaged and coated with antibiotic ointment for a total of 22 days.
Well over a month since it happened and Ive still got some impressive
bruising around it. Nice scar, too. I dont get tattoos on holiday, I get scars!

Later that night I met up with some first-timers to Amsterdam. They were friends
of my local smoking buddy and in Amsterdam with their parents. They ditched
their parents and we met up on Leidseplein. I offered to take them to any coffeeshop
they wanted and they picked Kashmir Lounge. And away we went..
They had only stopped in at The Bulldog on Leidseplein and were very impressed
with Kashmir. Live DJ was grooving and we scored a nice place in one of
the pillow pits. I had been giving Kashmirs hash menu a miss for a couple
of years now, but had heard on Smokers Guide that their Kashmir Polm was good,
so I tried a gram of that for 16 euro. And you know what? It was good. But not
16 euro good. Still, a nice hash that really put up a smoke plume when I lit
the j. The two guys (brothers in their early 20s) wanted to get to Abraxas before
their tram tickets expired so we didnt stay long. Made the tram just in time and
were settled in Abraxas shortly thereafter.

I bought their Abraxas Special maroc for 1g/9 euro. Always a nice smoke.
We headed upstairs and the two brothers commenced getting really stoned.
My thc tolerance was way up there due to my recent heavy toking and my
hash-heavy js kind of did them in. They were rolling and smoking weed js
while toking on my hash js, too. They had to quit after Abraxas and head back
to their hotel.

Weather was too damn hot for this viking this week. Notes from Thursday the 14th
read, too hot miserable out no wind. Travel alarm clocks thermometer read
79.5F/26.4C in my unairconditioned hotel room that night. Got up into the low
80s that day which is about 20 degrees F too much for this viking.

sdshadow got into town on Friday the 15th and I went to Schiphol to meet him and
his wife. Had a nice j rolled up for him and more than several in my pockets for
me to smoke, too. We took the train into town and then walked to the apartment
they had rented after getting to Centraal Station. sd and I went to Softland1 (twice),
Freeworld, Katsu, and Het Balloonetje. sd wanted to try the 1g/9 euro ice at
Balloonetje so we headed out toward the zoo. I had just been there in April this
year with trekknhil and thought I might be able to find it by walking around. Ha!
We get off at the closest tram/metro stop, started walking the wrong way, and
finally happen upon it after walking around a very long block. It was packed, too.
Locals filled up every single seat outside, so we set up camp inside. Ice was nice!
As we were sitting there, a young Dutchman we had earlier asked for directions
strolled by, looked in (to see if wed made it) and spotted us, and waved. Nice.

So good to have my smoking buddy sdshadow with me again in the Dam.
We finished the night off with a return to Softland1 to sit outside and leisurely
toke in the warm evening air. This is what holidays are about to me, relaxing with
friends.

sd started me sampling pre-rolled hash joints this trip, too. Dont often buy them,
since theyre very weak to me. But its nice to have something to toke on while I
roll up a Christiania-style j. Softlands hash joints have their Honey Maroc hash
in them and were the best sampled this trip. Pink Floyds pre-rolled have
their Ketama Gold in them, and were a very close second. Dampkring had three
different hash joints available and I sampled all three. Of their three, I preferred
their cheapest maroc j over the other, stronger, more expensive ones. Their
most expensive was their moonshine one for 7 euro. Seriously over-priced
and just not to my taste. I sampled many more from lots of shops and cant
recall many details other than Softlands and Pink Floyds being my favorites
and the ones from Jolly Joker being absolute garbage and unsmokable. Threw
the Jolly Joker one away after about 1/3 was burned. Really terrible.

Since I had such a nice result from the three thc brownies I had eaten on the
transatlantic flight over, I decided to sample some of the space cakes in order
to find some that worked for me to use on the return flight. sd had had really
good results with both the brownies and muffins from Abraxas. One of either
had hit him quite hard, as they did for his wife, so I bought three of their
chocolate brownies. Hoped that three of them would do something for me.
Ate the three on the way to Utrecht with sd on Monday no effect.
Bought three of their muffins and ate all three at once on another day.
Again, no effect. jBomb told me that the space cake from Hill Street Blues
Was much stronger, so I bought three of those and ate them all at once.
Guess what? No effect. I had once bought six bonbons from Chocolata
(now owned by Abraxas) a few years ago and ate all 6 before getting on
the plane home, also with no effect. So, no more space products will be
bought by me in the Dam! If a space products gonna work for me, either
I or a friend will have to bake it ourselves using proper thc retrieval techniques
and a decent amount of good product. (I use 28grams of nice weed to make
thc butter for
24 or less chocolate chip cookies. Way too expensive for a shop to do.)

I was supposed to meet Santa Marta at La Tertulia the next day, Sat. 16/9,
at noon. Had some super super maroc from Denmark I wanted him to sample.
Got there early and started rolling and toking. Tertulias a favorite shop of
mine and its always a pleasure to stop in there. Bought some of their
excellent Super Pollem hash and rolled up some of that, too. sd texted me
and soon also arrived. Then jBomb dropped in unexpectedly. Love how you
cross paths with other stoners in the shops! Santa Marta never showed up, as
I later found out his plane was delayed.

I asked the sd and jBomb if theyd ever been to Erste Hulp (First Aid) cs out
on Marnixstraat. They hadnt, so off we went. I love taking people to Erste
Hulp, as no one ever seems to get out to it. But everyone loves it once
they get there! Both of them really loved the place and we had the most
comfortable couch to ourselves up in the back. So nice to have a whole couch
section to ones self and just stretch out and relax. Much toking done by the
three of us back there! Place is Arabian themed and just so nice to chill in.

sd also got me started comparing vlaamse frites this trip. He took me to a place
called Vleminx (spelling?) which was on the street behind de Dampkring.
Long line promised good frites and I was not disappointed. Their frites were
the best of the trip. Second place went to a no name stand on the Waterlooplein
markt. Lady there cut the potatoes to order and sd and I were amazed at how
close to Vleminxs they were in quality. FEBOs fries were also nice, but not
up to the other twos.

Next day, Sunday the 17th, my Dutch friend Harry came into Amsterdam to
spend the day with me. Hes not a smoker, but hell stop into coffeeshops
throughout the day so I can toke. I toke most of the time while walking
around, but sometimes I need to stop and buy more gear or roll. Took him
into Amnesia which he really liked. He liked it so much that we stopped in
there twice, just so we could each have another of their yummy shakes.

Harry and I always eat at Bojos Indonesian restaurant when he comes to
visit me in the Dam, but this time he surprised me and chose the Wok To Walk
near Leidseplein. I had been wanting to stop in there, but it had always had
too long a line. We got in line and found room at a crowded table and sat
down to enjoy our meals, and..
we were both disappointed. Harry complained that his meal wasnt hot.
It had hit the plate steaming, but cooled off rapidly and he said the meat
wasnt even hot when he first got it. My meal (white rice with the veggies
and egg, shrimp, baby corn, and Saigon hot sauce) tasted very oily to me
and was not as tasty as I had hoped it was going to be. We both were amazed
at the long line for substandard fare and pledged to return to Bojos next time.

Monday the 18th saw me and sd off to Utrecht. Warned sd about the long walk
through the shopping mall once you get off the train at Utrecht. He was hungry
and we stopped at a stand in the mall. We walked out of the mall and I made
the comment that it didnt seem to take as long to get out of the mall this time.
Well, this was because we had walked out the back of the mall and were headed
away from the city center. And I wasn't even stoned! I had eaten the three
brownies from Abraxas on the train, and was waiting for them to kick in, which
they never did. We walked all the way back through the mall and headed toward
the Dom.

We didn't have any listing of Utrecht coffeeshops with and just walked
around toking. Came across Andersom cs and stopped in there. Cool shop
with a lower level right at canal level. Neat to sit by window downstairs
and watch boats go by at the same level.

Headed back to the Dam for a meetup at de Kuil at 20:00 set up by Wee Lisa.
wee Lisa, her two friends, Steve VS, Santa Marta, yardape, jBomb,
sdshadow, and me filled up their back table. I rolled up a nice
Christiania-style j, heavy with the super super maroc hash from
Christiania, and passed it around. It was too strong for most people,
so I got to finish most of it myself:) Meeting broke up after an hour
or so and sd, jBomb, and I headed over to Softland1 where we chilled
at their outside tables.

Tuesday, 19/9, saw me on my own during the day. I decided to
eat the 3 Abraxas muffins and go to the Tropen Museum.
No effect after a few hours, so I started toking before heading
into the Tropen. Had some nice Rifman Noor from Dampkring
and some Super Pollen III from The Otherside with to smoke.
Good thing, as it would have been really boring
if I hadn't. Tropen was only so-so to me, even while baked.
Kept on toking heavily and headed to the NEMO museum.
This one seems geared toward kids and I didn't stay more than
an hour or so. Best part of NEMO is the rooftop seating!

Don't know what days they were, but I saw two parrots out free
near Sarphati Park. One was a rose breasted cockatoo which
was sitting in a rose bush next to someone's front door.
Three ladies were standing near bush looking at the bird.
Those birds were selling for well over $2,000 in the US a
few years back. Another day, while walking through the park, I hear
another parrot. I stand under a tree looking for what's doing
all the squawking and spy a ring necked lorikeet.
Who let the birds out?

Wednesday, 20/9, had me on Tram 2 going to the last stop, Sloten.
Been wanting to visit the Molen van Sloten windmill for a while,
but never got out there til now. Never had taken the tram so far
from the center and was really amazed at how fast the went once
we were well out of town. Felt like we hit 80kph/50mph or more
at some points, just barreling along. Cool. Asked the driver
which way the windmill was and headed off in that direction.

JBomb had said to try the space cakes from Hill Street Blues,
so I ate three of them before heading out on windmill trek.
But, no effect from them either after a couple of hours, so
I started toking heavily once I got off the tram and heading
toward windmill. Windmill's only about a 10 minute walk
from the stop, so I had to hang around outside and toke a
lot before going in. Was surprised it cost so much to visit.
I think it was 7 euros? But, I got a private tour by a very
nice lady. She showed me everything in the mill from the
sails whipping by up top to the screw down at the bottom
which pumps the water. Of all the windmills I've visted
in Holland, this one was the nicest and most accessible.
They even have an elevator in it.

On walk back to tram stop, I wound my way through the
Natuurpark Vrije Geir that's between the mill and the tram stop.
Had the park entirely to myself and sat and toked on 5 benches
as I made my way through it. Nice park!

Thursday the 21st had me looking over that newspaper daytrip
article again and I decided to go to Geithoorn. Article
said that once you get to Geithoorn, you'll find yourself
in the middle of seclusion, surrounded by old houses and
canals instead of streets. Not quite.

After spending 37.90 on the roundtrip train ticket, I
started my trek. You have to take the train toward
Leeuwardan and get off at Steewijk and then take a bus
to Geithoorn. I was out of film and stopped into
a kiosk at Centraal Station to buy a roll. The wait in
line made me miss the next train to Leeuwarden.
No problem, I'll just toke while I wait for the next one.

Got on next train to Leeuwarden, but I ended up having
to transfer at Amersfoort, and then again at Zwolle.
The trains were very crowded and I ended up in 3rd class
on a fold down seat on the last two with people packed
in around me. Ended up having to wait on trains at
both Amersfoort and Zwolle, which was ok because I
toked a lot while waiting.

After a full three hours of train and bus travel I arrived
at Geithoorn. Secluded it's not! It's about a 10 minute
walk from the bus stop to Geithoorn and you pass boats
with electric motors for hire along the way.
Geithoorn has no streets, just canals, and the boats
would be the best way to see the town. I was by myself
and decided to just see it by foot.

For a "secluded" village, it sure had a lot of tourists
walking around. It would have been much more fun to
rent a boat with friends and have a private little
smoke cruise, that's for sure. Village is pretty
and I took a few pics, but left after less than an hour.
Did try some vlaamse frites from a vendor which were
quite tasty.

Got back to the bus stop and had a 20 minute wait for
the bus, so I decided to keep toking. Two older ladies
were at stop, so I sauntered off a ways to toke.
Ended up finding a path that led under the street
near the stop and I stood under there toking and watching
the boats go by on the canal. Luckily I caught a direct
train back to Amsterdam.

I was heading home on Saturday, so I had to start rolling
some nice j's to squirrel away for Schiphol. Headed
over to Pink Floyd cs when I got back to the Dam.
Seems they're back to being Pink Floyd and not Umma Gumma.
Spent at least 2 hours there rolling and toking and sitting
at the counter talking with the staff.

Friday the 22nd was my last full day.
Decided to stop in at the Amsterdam Dungeon on Rokin.
Was taken aback by the 18.50 entrance fee, but I was
well toasted and went in anyway. Not worth 18.50, but
it was kinda fun to interact with the performers while
being led through the dungeon.

Spent another couple of hours at Pink Floyd rolling and
toking again that evening. Really nice Irish barmaid
was working and I remembered her from my visit in April.
Back then I had ordered some eggs and when she served me
she asked if I wanted bread with them. I said no, but
she asked me several times as I ate. The dealer had
even spoken up and said that bread was not included.
She said she'd been giving it to everybody, and she
asked me again. I said no. (I really did want bread by
then, but didn't want to change my mind.)

I reminded the barmaid about my visit in April and
she says, "Oh yes, I remember you!" and we laughed
as we went over the story. I told her I really had
wanted bread back then, and she goes, "I knew it!
I knew it!" She then asked me if I wanted bread with
the tosti I was eating:)

Not many customers there that night and I spent the time
chatting with the staff and having a great time.
I was rolling huge cones and had 5 or 6 lined up
after a while and they asked why I kept rolling.
They thought it was funny that I was planning on smoking
them all outside Schiphol.

Next day, Sat. the 23rd, was my day to fly home and I
had 7 j's in tubes for the wait. Started one as I
went to bed the night before and finished it before
breakfast. Took the bus from Leidseplein to Schiphol
and started the 2nd on way to stop and finished it
at Schiphol before heading in. Was there about 3.5 hours
before my plane was scheduled to depart and I had
already checked in online the night before, so I planted
myself on my favorite bench outside and just relaxed
while toking.

Started to drizzle and I walked over to parking garage
to get under cover and to look for somewhere to hide
one of my j's for my return in April `07. Found a real
nice place to stash a cone in a tube, as well as a spare
lighter. Sure hope they're there when I get back!

The j's I had made were really heavy on the hash, since
I had been trying to roll up all the gear I had, and I
was nice and toasted when I finally headed back inside.
Always keep one j in my pants pocket until I get to the
gate. Nothing worse than having your flight delayed and
having nothing to toke! I wait until the plane starts
boarding until I throw the j away. I also go through
all my pockets many times once I'm on the plane, just
to be sure I have thrown everything out.

Don't know which day it was, but sd and I stopped into
Stix 2, which was quite close to the apartment he had rented.
Noticed they had some Smokers Guide reviews of their gear
laminated and on display by their menu. The review of
their Gunpowder kif mentioned my name, "viking", in it.
I had a Channels id tag on me and clipped it on and
introduced myself to the dealer, pointing out my name
in the review. He gave me a 5 gram bag of Gunpowder.
Ha! I wish! Still, it was nice to see my name in print
at a coffeeshop:) Nice shop, this Stix 2, with a large,
half circle table at the big front window which was open
both times we visited.

Early another evening I was walking across Dam Square, heading
to sd's apartment, and composing a text message on my
mobile. I was concentrating on texting and was weaving
through the crowd without paying much attention to those
around me. A women on a Segway Scooter cut real close to me,
and I did notice she was waving a furled-up, black umbrella
around. Hmmm, strange. And then I noticed a few more
people on Segways, with the same umbrellas, all waving them
around and weaving in and out within a circular area.
Hmmmm, even stranger. Then I noticed there were a whole bunch
of other people not on Segways, but with the same umbrellas,
all waving them around. Geez, what a strange coincidence.
Then I heard a man yelling quite loudly in Italian
and everyone stopped moving. Everyone except me.
I gave a sideways glance toward the direction the yelling
was coming from and saw a man up on a ladder next to a
whole bunch of filming equipment. Uh-oh, I must have
wandered right into the middle of some type of movie
or music video shot. Since I don't understand Italian
well enough to converse proficiently, I ignored the guy
and just kept on walking and texting. He kept on yelling,
I kept on walking, and eventually he was out of earshot.
I guess he just didn't know that he had set up his shot
right in my usual path through the area. Hope he's more
careful next time.

Had such a great time in both Denmark and Holland this trip.
So nice to just hang out with friends and relax.
By mid trip I stopped writing down all the hash I was
buying, so that's why I stopped writing about it.
Best hash of trip was the super super maroc in Christiania:)
Great to finally meet UKBL in person, too.

I'm heading back over to Amsterdam in April 2007 and I'm
thinking of hitting Copenhagen for a few days beforehand.

Is it April, yet?

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Postby moe. » Thu Oct 19, 12:15 am

Another great read, thanks for sharing Viking!

moe.

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Postby a bollocks » Thu Oct 19, 1:07 am

THOR!

you magnificient Norwegian Bastid!

fucking wonderful writing. Thanks for the paragraph breaks LOL.

I miss you & love you too.

APRIL OR BUST!

WOOT!

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Postby sidhe333 » Thu Oct 19, 2:38 am

bloody brilliant reports!
herculean smoking effort! gasp!
you brought seven of those mythical Wagnerian joints to the airport???
damn!
a viking saga indeed!

s:.

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Postby hank » Thu Oct 19, 3:39 am

Hey Viking, that was a damn good report, what a treat catching the report tonight, been longing to get back to Amsterdam. thanks...

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Postby GT » Thu Oct 19, 4:31 pm

thanks for the excellent report, i know it's a lot of work to write, but believe me it's well appreciated.

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Postby Bohannon » Thu Oct 19, 4:36 pm

GT wrote:thanks for the excellent report, i know it's a lot of work to write, but believe me it's well appreciated.


Hey man, time to update yer avatar, and welcome back!


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Postby viking » Thu Oct 19, 5:58 pm

sidhe333 wrote:bloody brilliant reports!
herculean smoking effort! gasp!
you brought seven of those mythical Wagnerian joints to the airport???
damn!
a viking saga indeed!

s:.
Yeah, but I only smoked 5 of them.
Stashed one in the parking garage for April and threw
another away at the gate. Still, all 7 were real Christiania-style
bombers with the weakest having about 1 gram of maroc
plus 0.5g Gunpowder crystals, and the strongest having
over 2g maroc with even more crystals. Damn, sure wish
I had some of those babies handy right now!

a bollocks wrote:I miss you & love you too.

APRIL OR BUST!


I love you, too, bolly, and will see in April!!!!
Bring a hat.

And to GT, hank, BO, and moe - thank you back.

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Postby Banks » Thu Oct 19, 9:15 pm

Really nice job here Viking... you are indeed the Hash Master!

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Postby viking » Fri Oct 20, 9:51 pm

Thanks, Banks.

Stopped writing down all my hash buys mid trip, but
that doesn't mean I stopped buying:)

Forgot to mention that the Super Red Lebanon at
Blue Sea cs was a nice find. Nice and spicy and "sandy".
Nice pinball machine there, too.

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Postby mark1 » Mon Oct 23, 5:13 pm

A very enjoyable read viking, many thanks.

You mentioned CS Erste Hulp on Marnixstraat - which end of the straat is it located.......Leidseplein end or up by Haarlemmerplein?
What is the best way to reach it? Marnixstraat looks very long! LOL

Thanks again!!

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Postby mobiljenny » Mon Oct 23, 5:21 pm

1st Hulp is just south of Rozengracht. Trams 13,14,20.

Corrections or clarifications welcomed.

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Postby viking » Tue Oct 24, 5:04 pm

mark1, thanks for the reply.

1e Hulp cs is at Marnixstraat 194, just south
of Rozengracht like mobiljenny mentioned.

I usually just walk down Marnixstraat from Leidseplein,
but you can take tram 10 from Leidseplein and get off
right near their front door.

mobiljenny mentioned trams 13, 14, and 20, but tram
20 (the old Circle Tram) no longer exists, I think?
But trams 13, and 17 will get there from Centraal Station,
and tram 14 gets there from Dam Square area.

If anyone's ever out that way, do stop in at 1e Hulp.
Very different from shops in the centrum area.

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Postby Purperen » Wed Oct 25, 1:56 pm

Fantastic trip report Viking. Took a full hour to read it all and well worth it, it was too mate.
First time I ever saw the parrots in Vondel Park I couldn't believe they were just flying about free too. Glad you liked the frites at Vleminckx, an Amsterdam trip wouldn't be complete for me without frites with citron mayo or curry sauce.
Thanks for the tip about 1e Hulp CS. Never been there before but will definately visit on my next trip in December.

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Postby mark1 » Fri Oct 27, 10:01 am

Thanks for the heads up viking/chuck.
I've been looking for something a little different for my trip in November.
I take it they have some decent maroc?

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Postby smokey007 » Fri Oct 27, 2:50 pm

That was a top report viking, hope that stash is still there when u go back lol.

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Postby seouleast » Wed Nov 01, 1:16 pm

Great report there Viking. I almost pictured myself there with you and SD. Man...... this kid of mine will have me for the next few years, but WOAH! Watch out when that time comes!
Miss ya and hope to see you sooner than them few years!

Didn't chase any hats did ya? ;-)

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Postby viking » Thu Nov 02, 6:07 pm

seouleast wrote:Miss ya and hope to see you sooner than them few years!

Didn't chase any hats did ya? ;-)

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I'm sure we'll have a blast in Amsterdam whenever
you're finally able to make it there again.
Missed you, too, these last few trips.

No, didn't have to go chasing after my hat this trip at all.
It was so warm the whole time that I couldn't wear it much.

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Postby seouleast » Fri Nov 03, 6:29 am

viking wrote:
seouleast wrote:Miss ya and hope to see you sooner than them few years!

Didn't chase any hats did ya? ;-)

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I'm sure we'll have a blast in Amsterdam whenever
you're finally able to make it there again.
Missed you, too, these last few trips.

No, didn't have to go chasing after my hat this trip at all.
It was so warm the whole time that I couldn't wear it much.


Definitely! We will hit up that "Think about her" place and roll some major cones!
Can't wait......!

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Postby shlo » Sun Nov 05, 8:59 am

Viking wrote:I reminded the barmaid about my visit in April and
she says, "Oh yes, I remember you!" and we laughed
as we went over the story. I told her I really had
wanted bread back then, and she goes, "I knew it!
I knew it!" She then asked me if I wanted bread with
the tosti I was eating:)

Not many customers there that night and I spent the time
chatting with the staff and having a great time.
I was rolling huge cones and had 5 or 6 lined up
after a while and they asked why I kept rolling.
They thought it was funny that I was planning on smoking
them all outside Schiphol.


That's how they know they're dealing with an experienced man, he's gonna smoke several joints outside of the airport. Only an experienced amsterdam smoker would have guts to smoke 5 joints outside of the airport, and then walk, stoned off his ass, to the terminal and get on at the last minute. Great story, so many things about it rang true.

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Postby johnyjoe » Sun Nov 05, 1:24 pm

Thanks man! I really enjoyed reading about your trip...

Your details are awesome.

You are forever immortalized.

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Postby Birdman » Mon Nov 06, 8:29 pm

Loved it Viking! I have never met anyone so content just smoking! And to remember all this is amazing!

And about your shin, always remember "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished!"

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Postby seouleast » Wed Nov 08, 7:40 am

Birdman wrote:Loved it Viking! I have never met anyone so content just smoking! And to remember all this is amazing!

And about your shin, always remember "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished!"


No shit! I don't understand how he remembers all the details. I have been with him on a couple trips and he only scribbles a bit here and a bit there, maybe 5-10 words at the most at any sitting. The other times, he's either rolling or playing pinball thinking about rolling another!

Love ya Vike and hope that we meet up at least once more. Now, remember the next time we meet, you will smoke all them joints MY style. None of that "light maroc with toasted tobac". ;-) Heavy hittin' clubs only!

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Postby viking » Wed Nov 08, 6:23 pm

seouleast wrote:Love ya Vike and hope that we meet up at least once more. Now, remember the next time we meet, you will smoke all them joints MY style. None of that "light maroc with toasted tobac". ;-) Heavy hittin' clubs only!

I'm sure we'll me again in the Dam, seouleast.
I'll be happy to smoke whatever you roll, like I have in the past.
Your bombers are always special!
But, while I'm toking on yours, mine will be burning in the
ashtray waiting for me to hit it again:)

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Postby catobsession » Wed Nov 08, 11:40 pm

Viking,

Always an excellent trip report. Made me homesick*. I can no longer wait until 2007. Where are those winter airfare specials? May have to bite the bullet and pay the full retail price. Those that know me probably fainted when they read that.


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Postby lctricity » Thu Nov 09, 6:57 pm

Righteous reporting there mi amigo. Grande details with much emphasis on tokin' and gettin' around.

Thanks for the heads up on a few new places to check out.

It blows that we consistently miss each other in April. Perhaps we can make it happen in '08. Cheers to your next excursion.

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Postby TrekknHil » Sat Nov 18, 12:09 am

Great report...you certainly "boldly go".....thankfully we will once again be trekking together in April. Can't friggin wait!

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Postby koopa » Sat Nov 18, 4:55 pm

lekkar report viking!


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