NEXT UP: AMSTERDAM. This one's been on the list a while, one of those 20-something-stoner points of interest that has to get done. We've rented an amazing AirBnB on the canal: A classic Amsterdam houseboat. It was pricier than our usual accommodations, but it was literally impossible for Jeff not to stay in a houseboat on a canal in Amsterdam. He looked at me, all like, "This is happening. We'll figure it out elsewhere in the budget." And that was that. (I'm not complaining.)
And we'll finally make it to a major international city during its Gay Pride Festival. We missed Sydney by a day, Paris by two, and even Cambodia's capital, Phnom Phen by mere hours. Pride has slipped through our fingers more than once, but not this time. We'll gay it up bigtime in the Dutch capital. Our friend Joe (the one from Bahrain) will meet us for his summer vacation and he's always primed for a good time.
Aside from fully absorbing gay-Amsterdam (ew) and watching the Pride boats float the canal, we'll rent bikes and bust around for a week. I know I had strong feelings about museums in Paris (See: I Don't Give a Shit About Museums) but we'll visit the Van Gogh and the Anne Frank House. And we'll spend some lovely sunsets on the deck of our very own houseboat.
LOCATION: Berlin, Germany
DATE AND TIME: Monday, July 29, 2013 12:00PM Central European Time/Monday, July 29, 2013 6:00AM EST