3:00 pm 7.17.15
The rest of the travel went well and once in Utrecht I easily found the hostel. The Strowis Hostel is really cute. It is in a good position, clean and very Dutch-ish (for what I can know about anything Dutch, being this my first time in the country). I'm sleeping at the top of a bunk bed, which I don't like, and the staircase is insane, narrow and steep, but one can leave the suitcase in the locker room downstair. In my room there is a woman from Singapore who came all the way to the Netherlands to accompany her daughter who is gonna study at the Summer School for six weeks. There is also a Chinese girl, but I haven't seen her yet. Last night I was very tired for traveling 10 hours and she arrived pretty late. And when I left this morning she was still sleeping.
Now I am in Amsterdam. I had great, ambitious plans for the day. Instead, I just let myself wondering around the city, feeling part of it as if I was remembering something from a previous life instead of discovering it for the very first time.