Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Rotterdam!! A chill, A trip and a long bike ride, June 19 (Day 19)
The visit to Rotterdam was by far one of the most anticipated tour of the trip. Rotterdam houses the largest port in Europe and the third largest port in the world with over 35,000 ocean vessels and 135,000 river barges flowing through the port every year, it was a great delight for me to see this firstly, because I am fascinated by the thrill of exporting and secondly, as a supply chain student it was a chance to see International Logistics in action. We set out early for this tour with the Accounting class and had to take a hour long fast train ride from the central station in Amsterdam to Rotterdam, we had been told we would navigate the whole of Rotterdam on bike’s an I wasn’t sure if I was excited to hear that or scared of getting injured because i wasn’t exactly one of the seasoned bike riders you know (started riding bicycles last summer) , but I knew I was going to brace up to the challenge and “own the moments”. We got the bikes and off we rode to the port where we were to board the ship to tour the port, and needless to say I crashed into someone before we got to the port (no injuries thou).