Category: Netherlands

Day 5 Next Stop Den Haag, NL
[ 0 ] May 5, 2011 |

Day 5 Next Stop Den Haag, NL

Day 5 Sunday we took a high sped train to Den Haag or The Hague, NL. Why do we not all call countries whatever the locals call it- or better yet what it officially is? Why do we need to translate countries to our own language? Hum… Amsterdam is the constitutional capital of the Netherlands, […]

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First Impressions… for a Second Time
[ 0 ] May 5, 2011 |

First Impressions… for a Second Time

Amsterdam is a city that will always hold special significance in my life.  Stepping off the plane into Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport reception hall, in all its smells and conversations filled with guttural intonations unleashed a flood of memories and familiarities, most of which I regrettably had largely forgotten. During the first half of my junior […]

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Day 3 Amsterdam
[ 2 ] May 3, 2011 |

Day 3 Amsterdam

Day 3- At every restaurant we had been to pancakes were on the menu – sweet and savory. So we decided to try a place we read was voted as Best of Amsterdam pancakes-The Pancake Bakery. We went for breakfast but found out they they didn’t open until noon- so we walked around and waited. […]

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Day 2 Amsterdam
[ 0 ] May 3, 2011 |

Day 2 Amsterdam

Day 2- We decided to hit the town hard and aimed to cover as many of our chosen highlights as possible. We went to the tourism office and purchased an iamsterdam pass. This gave us 72 hours of museum admission and public transportation. It also included a canal tour. First thing we boarded the canal […]

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Netherlands: The Adventure Begins
[ 0 ] May 3, 2011 |

Netherlands: The Adventure Begins

Life on the road commences. It’s happened- we are officially a couple committed to long term travel as a way of life! The first week has been fabulous. April 26, 2011- Tuesday morning we departed from Raleigh, North Carolina and after a short layover in Washington D.C continued on to cross the Atlantic and arrive […]

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