Wednesday, 25 June 2008

love potions

I needed a new battery charger; the old ones I have can only charge NiCad and I now have some more modern NiMH batteries. So I took a walk to the Kijkshop on Kamerlingh Onneslaan near Middenweg. I walked along the Ringvaart, which doesn't seem to be boring to regular readers, and almost walked into a scaffolding somebody had placed across the pavement. I had to backtrack and walk around the contraption.


scaffolding

The Kijkshop didn't have the type of charger that I needed, so I walked back along Middenweg towards the Hema. I walked past a travel agency which advertised cruise ship holidays by placing a model of the Titanic in the shop window. I wonder if they advertise flying holidays with a model of the Hindenburg.


titanic

Then on to the Hema, where I found a nice fast charger which came with four 1900 mA accus for only €29.95

By this time it was getting near dinner time, so I started looking on the east side of Oosterpark for somewhere to eat. I walked past all the restaurants since there was nothing on the menu that I liked. I did see a decoration on a wall in Wagenaarstraat. Pharmacopolæ were sellers of love potions in ancient Rome and had a bad name. I don't think they had email addresses in that period. BTW, http.nl exists and is a training institute for wannabe webmasters. I don't see the connection between pharmacopolae and webmasters, exept for the bad name.


lovepotion#9@http.nl

I walked back to van Swindenstraat. There's a Greek, a Caribean and a Surinamese restaurant there. I went to the Surinamese, the 'Sweet Asia'. I ordered a chicken soup and a beef roti. The soup was nice, the roti acceptable. The restaurant is a cross between a take-away and a would-be American 'diner'. They've got these stalls a la the diner where you can sit. The benches are very comfortable.


wannabe diner

After dinner I walked back through Oosterpark. The blue sky had those typical Dutch 'fluffy' clouds in it.


fluffy clouds

The walk had a total distance of 4.2 km according to gmap-pedometer.com and cost me 497 kcalories. I've just discovered this site and I like the way they let you calculate your walked distance and burned calories. Recommended.

2 comments:

Nicole said...

Cruise holidays and the Titanic! Fantastic! And Captain Igloo to take you there.

One thing I do miss sometimes here is that not many Surinamese people live here and so there is no real Surinamese roti to be found. I'll have to make a real effort one of these days and see if I can source some roti spices to make my own, but I'm sure it won't be as good as the two places I used to frequent near the Albert Cuyp market.

Juf Jo said...

I have seen that Titanic in different travel agencies as well, I reckon they all get their window dressing from the same company.
People who dont know history are silly.

Every day when I take the dogs to the waterloomarket I burn about 300 calories, when I just take them to the park I burn 124.
Then I eat a 23452342 calory pizza ;)