As much as I enjoy Amsterdam, the streets can feel crowded sometimes. So when I had free time, I took the train and visit the next closest city. Twenty kilometres away from Amsterdam, easily accessible by frequent trains departing from the Central Station is the town of Haarlem. Yes, a town name similar to the […]Read more "Molen De Adriaan and the Town of Haarlem, The Netherlands"
At night, Amsterdam retains its truest form yet added a new kind of air. Many will agree that it is more lively, more fascinating and more fun particularly for those who are looking to experience everything the city is known for. But just before the windows at Rosse Buurt (Red Light district) opens up, the […]Read more "Starry Night at Amsterdam, The Netherlands"
What is it with Amsterdam that makes you feel like you can be careless for a day and just live for the moment? Is it the wonderful smell in one corner? The coffeshops to get high? The young and the restless roaming the streets? I disagree in thinking that the vibe has everything to do […]Read more "Streets of Amsterdam, The Netherlands"
From Bruges to Amsterdam. It might be too touristy for many but it is a fact that the best way to get your bearings around Amsterdam particularly for first timers is to take one of the Canal Cruise. After all more than the tulips, the windmills, the “brownies”, canals is almost synonymous to what everyone […]Read more "Canal Cruise at Amsterdam, The Netherlands"
To appreciate a town like Bruges, one must wander when the town is still asleep, just when the young has returned from their pub crawl and the daytime tourists are no where yet to be seen. I woke up as early as five in the morning, with a disappointing weather yesterday, I know I will […]Read more "The Minnewater and The Beguinage (Begijnhof) of Bruges, Belgium"
From Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Zuid (Brussels Midi) via Thalys train, then switched to a local train at Brussels for a 50-minutes additional journey, finally, the Flanders town of Bruges (Brugge in Dutch) welcome me with thunderstorms and non-stop rain showers. Quietly admiring the town inside the bus that travels from Bruges train […]Read more "The Market and The Town Hall of Bruges, Belgium"
Having crossed out the museum to visits, the monuments to see, the towers to climb and all the touristy must do is an accomplishment in itself but most often the greatest source of joy and sometimes of frustration are the moments of “in-between”- moments of trying to find a specific museum but ending up on […]Read more "By Day, Paris, France"