I have never been in a confined room filled with so much pot smoke for so long! The lounge of my hostel allows smoking (but they don’t sell) and since there are people I’ve been meeting here and my bed is just upstairs I’ve been in the lounge for a few hours a day. But now my throat is itching and I keep sneezing, so I think it’s from all the fumes. I’m moving to a new hostel tonight, and I don’t think they allow smoking, so that should be OK (but it’s right across from the Bulldog, one of the popular coffeeshops for tourists).
I went to a flea market at Waterlooplein yesterday, which was fun. I got me a new knife. I need to clean it, but then I’ll be able to make sandwiches, cut up baddies, and open wine bottles.
I have to go check out of my bed now. What I’ve learned about hostels: 1) earplugs are a must 2) take the blankets and pillows off empty beds because otherwise it’s too cold to sleep! 3) hot water may come from the blue tap and it may take 10 minutes, but it’s worth it and feels SOOO good!
Oh, also, my mom got my diploma (!) and said I got magna cum laude. I had to look it up on wiki, and it means “with great praise”