Sunday, November 02, 2008

amsterdam/london: Departing Central Amsterdam

2NOV08 Amsterdam, Netherlands

It was 8:15a, when the alarm sounded. I kept touching it a few times until about 9:00a when I got ready and headed out. At Central Station, the next train to Schipol was at 9:41a; I had two minutes.

I ran to platform 14a, up the stairs and boarded the train, verifying with conductor as I did so. It was strange as usually, they say where the train is stopping on the displays, but Schipol was not mentioned. The lady at the information counter had a pre-marked sign with "Schipol 14A" printed on it. I hardly needed to ask, before I noticed the sign. At exactly 9:41a, we pulled out of the station.

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