27.2.15

Being a tourist: 10 things to do in Amsterdam


10 things to do in Amsterdam Rijksmuseum
IAMSTERDAM letters Rijksmuseum
10 things to do in Amsterdam
10 things to do in Amsterdam

Amsterdam trip 31 Aug- 2 Sep 2014

Some solid tourist photos in front of the IAMSTERDAM letters infront of the Rijksmuseum.
We were in Amsterdam for three days and here are some recommendations for those who are planning a trip to this amazing city:

Where we stayed: Hotel Die Port van Cleve

My friend was in charge of booking accommodation for Amsterdam and we both agreed on three non-negotiables- cleanliness, location and free wi-fi. For two nights we paid approx. 230 euros which is reasonable when split in two for a four star hotel. It ticked all our boxes and the location was fantastic!

10 things to do:
  1. Rent a bike and cycle around the canals
  2. Red Light District (tip: a live strip show may involve more than a strip show... if you know what I mean)
  3. Go to a coffee shop in the Red Light District (tip: go easy on the hash brownies)
  4. Eat fries
  5. Have Indonesian food (no seriously, go)
  6. Anne Frank House (tip: buy tickets online to avoid the queue! Also, watch the Anne Frank movie before your visit)
  7. Take photos on the IAMSTERDAM letters infront of the Rijksmuseum. We didn't have time to go inside but heard it is impressive.
  8. Van Gogh museum (tip: again buy tickets online)
  9. Visit a market on the weekend
  10. Admire the Royal Palace of Amsterdam 

Extra posts of Amsterdam:


And that's it for Amsterdam, folks!

Van Gogh museum Amsterdam sunflowers

xx Hanna

26.2.15

Canals of Amsterdam

Canals of Amsterdam house architecture
Canals of Amsterdam
Canals of Amsterdam
Canals of Amsterdam
Amsterdam trip 31 Aug- 2 Sep 2014

I remember feeling like I was on a movie set whilst cycling and walking around the canals during the daytime and at dusk. This was probably attributed to the fact that I watched the film 'The Fault in our Stars' a few days before our trip (the two protagonists go on a trip to Amsterdam) and I'm pretty sure they sat on one of the benches in the second photo. Yep, definitely.

If there is one city I'd like to go back before leaving for Sydney, it would be Amsterdam for sure!

25.2.15

Around Amsterdam

Amsterdam Netherlands Europe travel
Amsterdam Netherlands Europe travel
Amsterdam Netherlands Europe travel
Amsterdam Netherlands Europe travel
Royal Palace of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Netherlands Europe travel
Amsterdam Netherlands Europe travel
Amsterdam Netherlands Europe travel buskers
Amsterdam Netherlands Europe travel
Amsterdam Netherlands Europe travel food
Amsterdam trip 31 Aug- 2 Sep 2014

It's finally here!
I will be posting batches of photos from my travels last year in chronological order.

Following my trip to Helsinki in July 2014, the next European destination was Amsterdam in September with my friend from Sydney.
From all the cities, I would have to say Amsterdam is on the top of my list. Despite being a small city, there is so much charm and lots to do. I shall create a 'Things to do in Amsterdam' list based on our experience!



23.1.15

J&A Cafe (Summer 2014) & New Years 2015

J&A Cafe London Clerkenwell
J&A Cafe London Clerkenwell
J&A Cafe London Clerkenwell coffee
J&A Cafe London Clerkenwell

It's the year 2015!!!
Hope you all enjoyed NY celebrations. I was at the Brandenburg Gates in Berlin and waited 4 hours standing to watch the midnight fireworks. Almost gave up but we pulled through! It was memorable nonetheless, especially with the Hoff performing on stage.

I have a backlog of all my Euro trip photos, including Amsterdam, Prague, Madrid, Barcelona, Cologne, Bruges, Berlin and Rome! In fact, the photos of J&A cafe are from summer when I went on a nice loner trip around Clerkenwell to enjoy a cup of coffee.
They'll be in the form of photo diaries but I'll also post up photos of things I got up to in London in between. I need to really allocate a day to sort out all my photos and organise everything! I'm off to a Cambridge tomorrow for a day trip so perhaps on Sunday?

In other news, I booked a trip to Geneva, Switzerland, for a snow trip next month!!! SO SO SO EXCITED. Last time I went snowboarding was in 2010 in Japan!!! It has been way too long.
It's the one thing I'm looking forward to during the cold winter days in London. Good times!

28.12.14

Oxford Day Trip - Photo Diary Pt. 1

Oxford UK film photography
Oxford UK film photography
Oxford UK film photography
Oxford UK film photography
Oxford UK film photography
Oxford UK film photography
Oxford UK film photography

Oxford UK film photography


Hope everyone had a merry Christmas! Not long until 2015.
These photos are from a day trip to Oxford with my mum when she was here. The impressive architecture against the autumn leaves and blue skies made it the perfect day trip. Highly recommended!

I'm off to Berlin for New Years and will be in Rome during the second week of January for three days. I've been MIA on facebook, instagram and on this blog (clearly). Will try to make the effort - must be going through *that* phase again.

21.11.14

Thorpe Park

thorpe park london amusement park
thorpe park london amusement park
thorpe park london amusement park
thorpe park london amusement park


First amusement park outing in the UK!

Winter is coming! Despite the dark and cold weather, I love how London goes all out with the Christmas decorations. It's so festive and romantic!
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