After a quick 5.5 hour bus ride from Cologne to my layover in Dortmund, then to Amsterdam. I made it safe and sound on possibly my last Flixbus ever because I don't think they hsve Flixbus over in the UK. Withing the first minute of stepping off my bus(no joke), I smelt some weed, I'm in Amsterdam baby!
This was the very first city I had done completely by myself with no other influence or meetings with anyone and I absolutely loved it! Something about the timidity of figuring out a new metro system and the uncertainty of the direction you are walking and the freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want.
Getting in to Amsterdam, my phone was dead so I had to figure out how to get to my hostel that was 4 miles away.