Yesterday I have been with some colleagues to Artis again. Artis is a rather old zoo in Amsterdam that was opened in 1838.
I always like to visit a zoo. The known and unknown animals. The mostly nice atmosphere. And if you go with a nice group it only makes it better.
As said, Artis is an old zoo and they are working hard to make everything better as it should be nowadays, but there is still a lot to do. On the other side, the old buildings give a special atmosphere to the zoo. I hope that they can make everything so it is optimal for the animals and keep this special atmosphere.
As some people here may know I also often go things like this alone or with Marion to make pictures. Marion understand very well that I need time to make pictures and doesn’t mind that she has to wait for me.
But of course it is also very nice to go with a group to talk and to laugh. It was yesterday a good group again and I always like to meet my colleagues on other places as work. You get know them much better then.
As could be expected we went afterwards to Mulligans to have some pints. There some other colleagues joined us. It was rather busy at Mulligans because some rugby matches were shown on tv. But that just made the atmosphere better. I really like Mulligans and I think I am not the only one :).
For something to eat we went to Coco’s Outback, an Australian pub (the only one in Amsterdam, as they claim to be). Also very busy, but after all it was Saturday evening!
I really like the ribeye that I had there. The meat was good and tasty. And I really loved their chips. Much better as those we had earlier at Artis. And it all was unbelievable cheap!!! A place were I will go more often.
Afterwards Paddy, Tom and I went back to Mulligans and we enjoyed some good whiskey’s there while chatting a bit. A very nice way to end the evening.
On the way home something went wrong. Tom and I travelled back home together. After all we live very close to each other. Until the town of Uitgeest there was no problem at all. The train arrived on time and before we knew it we were in Uitgeest. From Uitgeest we had to take a train back to Heemskerk…. but we missed the last train!!!
As it is only around 4 kilometres from Uitgeest to Heemkerk, we decided to walk there. But maybe that was not the smartest thing for me to do, because my ancle, that still was a bit hurting from twisting it last week, started to hurt a lot during that walk. And today that ancle and leg hurted even more and was stiff. But hey… I made it home and that is what counts :)
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