the surprises of the netherlands

our time in the netherlands has been a welcome surprise from what i was expecting and i’m so glad that haha pushed for us to spend nearly two weeks in rotterdam and amsterdam to close out our stay in europe. my preconceived notions about the netherlands prior to arriving with the realities: amsterdam being packed […]

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Laidback Haarlem

If the crowds of Amsterdam gets you down, I would suggest a day trip out to quaint Haarlem which is only a 15-minute train ride away. The city is pretty small, perfect to be explored by foot. Lots of great shops and restaurants within the town center. There’s even a windmill that you can take […]

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weekly recap #27 – rotterdam

q. current home/addy where i stayed (neighbourhood) and how long a. rotterdam (kralingen-crooswuk, airbnb, 7 nights) q. favourite meal a. all our meals were pretty low key this week.  we ate half of our meals at home and had a few favs from market q. most memorable moment / best highlight a. our final beach […]

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sightseeing in bruges

bruges, in a nutshell, is one big theme park.  it is an absolutely beautiful city that has history dating back to the 9th century when it was founded by vikings.  over the next 500 years the city grew thanks to its waterways being used to transport goods as well as its flourishing cloth industry.  all […]

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the famous lisbon tram 28

what to do in lisbon as a tourist?  well the majority of the guides will tell you that timeout market is a top draw in terms of food.  taking the trams/elevadors would be another.  at the top of almost every guide we’ve read was to take the 28 tram which services the longest route in […]

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