The best part of study abroad was being able to check off places I’ve always wanted to go to. A cold February afternoon I arrived in Amsterdam to snow. My friend an I made our way around the airport to collect our Amsterdam travel tickets since we were only there for two days, this was a cheaper alternative to getting around. Plus, I recommend downloading the app citymapper its a tremendous help when it came time to understanding directions. Our first night in Amsterdam included wine and laughter, followed by walking around until we made our way to the I Amsterdam sign.
The next day we made our way to the Van Gogh Museum. Followed, by exploring The flower Market & finding the perfect slice of apple pie. Along the way, we stumbled across a pop-up museum and got some really cool photos. You got to take your shoes off, and it was really interactive and fun. Our last night ended with stopping by the famous bench from the Fault in Our Stars. And a glass of wine before heading back to our hotel to pack for Paris. [will be my next blog post]
I dreamed of nights like these.
When writing my travel post I tend to fall into the habit of we did this, then that. And of course, I can talk about my whole routine while I was in Amsterdam. But, as I sit here writing this months later I have to tell you the feeling Amsterdam gave me. It was one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to, and it was such a good vibe. Walking around my first night, I had to keep reminding myself that it was a reality. No matter how cold I was my excitement was evident.
Until next time Amsterdam I can't wait to visit again, maybe when its warmer. If you’ve been to Amsterdam comment some great places to check out during summer.