We had intended to drive straight to Amsterdam from Hamburg, but thankfully made a stop along the way in beautiful Bremen. The medieval section of Bremen was certainly one of the most impressive I have seen.
That is one of the joys of renting a car and road tripping through your destination – you can stop whenever and wherever you want. Of course there are down sides too – getting lost, learning to drive ‘with’ the locals, finding and paying for parking, and being responsible for a vehicle in general.
Ok, a few detriments – but we will do it again (and again, and again). For us, it was worth the sacrifices (most of the time).
I had forgotten to mention that my husband loves to moonwalk – and he is very good at it! Sideways, backwards and frontwards – he has skills.
And when he gets happy or excited, he wants to moonwalk. Needless to say, finding medieval Bremen made us very happy. And yes, I learned how to spell ‘medieval’.
It was later than I remembered when we pulled into Amsterdam, but still sunny and warm. I can’t believe that I failed to mention the hilarious group of gay men who took a strong liking to my husband.
At the time we were entirely discombobulated from our ‘coffee shop’ experience – we must have looked such a sight to them – but they obviously thought my husband was particularly interesting, as their hilarious broken English ‘cat calls’ affirmed.
‘To the best of my ability, I choose not to poop my pants’. Yes, I really did say that, during our hideous self-inflicted horror show, and we laughed about it afterward it for days.
Did you think I was joking? Admittedly, it really wasn’t funny at the time – I was dead serious. And you can tell by my senseless disconnected notes that my brain wasn’t firing properly either!
Thankfully a full recovery was made. Not too many brain cells lost…
‘Kinda dirty here’ (in Amsterdam), my husband thought – and yes, Amsterdam is a bit gritty, not as clean as many other European cities, and definitely pervasively ‘seedy’ when compared to our modest community at home. Of course that is part of its charm.