Before the Russian girl came and sat next to me, my conscience was questioning me whether should I leave or continue. Nearby a man in his early 40’s seemed like an Indian was flanked by two young girls in bikini. He was drinking beer and splashing it out on them. But soon I got distracted by the scene when 9-10 Dutch youngsters entered the club. Now the club was almost packed. And after this, they almost stole the whole club.
Persuasion by a Stripper
But still, one thin and skinny girl was free. I was enjoying my drink, sip by sip. Seeing me alone, she came and sat just close to me. She was blonde and her eyes were deep ocean blue. I was dumbstruck to look into her eyes. I have seen such deep eyes only on television (of course, of Hollywood actresses). She asked me, “Enjoying our club, huh”. I replied with a 50:50 “Yes”. I asked: “Do you work here permanently?”. “No, I change clubs. Sometimes here, sometimes in other clubs too. It depends on where am I getting more work”, She replied. Without wasting much time, she asked me the most surprising question, “Would you like to go in private, where we can talk more and have champagne?”. I told her, “No, I am cool here”. But, she insisted, “You will love it. It will cost you only 70 Euros. I think this is your first time here.” and “OMG! oh man where on this earth am I”, I said to myself. I told her, “I don’t have this much money”. Then she insisted on having a lap dance just for 20 Euros. She reminded me that the super less special discounted price was only for you only. I said, “No, I am cool”. And, I decided to leave the club immediately.
Encounter with a Hooker
In a hurry, I left the club. In the rush, I did even forget to use the washroom, actually I was ignoring nature’s call coming on. I requested the tall bouncer at the club entrance to use the toilet, but he bluntly refused and asked for entry fee again. I couldn’t hold it now for more than a minute. I entered the building next to the club. And in few seconds what I saw just froze me. I couldn’t think, couldn’t speak and couldn’t even move. But urge of urination forced me to take few steps. There were 7-8 young girls standing outside their little cabins. Gathering up my full courage I reached to one girl and asked her “Can I find a toilet here?”. “No, there is no public toilet here but you can come inside my room here is one” She replied. I entered the room with immense hesitation.
She told me “Pee here”. And I was totally shocked. I asked her “Here?”. That was like a small pot for washing hairs and hands, may be a wash basin. And above all that, she was standing just behind me. I told her can you just go out for a minute. She refused. She said to me in a cool manner, “Finish it, man! I am not looking”. It took me more than 3 minutes to even start. After I finished, she said, “Good job, after all, you finished and we can talk some business”. I asked her “What?” She told me the next statement “It’s only 80 Euros.”. And I was dumbstruck! I told her, “I am leaving now, I just had to finish my nature’s call”. She then started a story “Last year an Indian boy came and he was also very nervous and hesitant like you, but we ended up with something pretty hot. I know you Indians have a lot of money, he gave me 190 Euros. But for you, I will charge only 50 Euros but don’t speak this up outside. And don’t worry I will give you a good service”. I gave her some money and thanked her for her help. She looked partially happy with that. And while going out of her room I asked her name and nationality. She gave me a cute smile, she told me “My name is Aliee and I am a French”.
Crepe or Crab
Then I decided to call it a day, as It was around 11:30 in the night. I started walking out of the red light district. I was feeling hungry so entered a roadside shop. Here many people were ordering a dish named crepe. And I was hearing it “crab”. I was looking at how they were preparing it. It looked like a veg dish. I asked the chef that “Can I get this dish without crabs?”. And It took everyone’s attention there. He was very surprised and telling other customers “How can I give a crepe without crepe?”. After some time I understood the name. It was like a Chilla (Indian roll) stuffed with Nutella or cream or sausages whatever you want. I ordered with Nutella, so it was a sweet dish. It filled my tummy to half.
In 20-25 minutes, I reached near my hostel. I was amazed to see that many of the restaurants were still serving. I took a seat at a restaurant and glanced through the menu for a vegetarian option. I love onion rings. And luckily I got it on their menu. Whenever you order something in a European restaurant, they will always ask for “What would you like to drink Sir?”. So sometimes I ordered a drink. I usually ordered champagne as I hadn’t had it in my life and wanted to have a feel of it on my tongue (I missed the opportunity of being with the Russian stripper too :P).
After finishing my dinner, I reached my hostel. Everyone was sleeping and to my surprise, some of the beds were still empty. I could locate some couples also. But what surprised me the most was a pair of two story beds in which two girls were sleeping. Earlier both beds were occupied, but now one was empty and another was ocuupied.
In the morning I encountered those girls while having a sip of my coffee in the hostel reception. I talked with them at length. Guys! Conversation with them totally amazed me.
So Amsterdam story is not yet over. Stay tuned for the next one.
Disclaimer: The two pictures that you see in the beginning of the post are not taken at the correct location as photography is strictly prohibited in streets of the red light district. Those are from a museum called “The Red light Secret Museum”.