Wednesday 16 November 2011

Schiphol Airport, Yotel and Netherlands

Flashback September 20-something
: After that fun-filled airplane ride, my body was not sure whether it's sleeping time or what. My mind has lots of things to think about. My baggage, what lies ahead, I need to catch the next plane ride and... i can hear a quite familiar sound. My stomach grumbling. Where else to go but to old trusty McDo.
♕ You need to exchange your currency to EURO for you to buy food at Schiphol. 
♕ There's a cafe that offers hot chocolate that was so yummy. Along with that was a hi-speed wi-fi connection. 
♕ Quite weird though, since after 30 minutes, you need to rent a computer or buy some credit to use the wi-fi.

♕ Since I have to wait for more than 12 hours, I decided to check in at Yotel. It's a hotel inside Schiphol Airport, Netherlands. ♕ The facade was so cool and place was all-purple. Cute. They call each room a cabin but inside it's more like a real mini-hotel.

♕ My Euro cash was not enough, so I swiped my credit card. Tip : You might want to call the bank few days before you go abroad so that when you charge against your card, there are less chances of being declined. (Special thanks to Zen for this marvelous, life-saving idea!) Going back, in times like these, wake-up time is sacred, being aware of that, the receptionist gave me this funky clock and set my alarm accordingly.

♕ I love the bed. It mimics my bed back home. Either that or I'm just plain tired. Lol. :D My sleep was far from a deep one but twas good enough to refresh my aching muscles and stretch my back.

♕ I commend the interior designer of this cabin. Left you have a mini-cr, right you have the bed, the black thing you can see above is a foldable chair. Across the door (where the chair was hanging) lies a cute barney-purple table.

♕ Indeed a nice experience. Thank God I got up 30 minutes earlier and I didn't miss my flight. Only not-so-good thing that happened was that the receptionist didn't give me my receipt. She promised me that she'll email the receipt to me. Not true. Till now, no trace of any Yotel Receipt :( Good thing I used my credit card or else, good luck to my reimbursement. ;)

This quote made me smile as I realized that when peeps travel they appreciate only the bare essentials. -CMK

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese


  1. This is so cool! I'm so envious of your little travel experience!! I hope I can travel to a faraway place soon :)

  2. So you went there alone? Hanga po ako sa mga taong malakas ang loob like you, sana lang po may lakas din ako ng loob magtravel mag-isa.


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