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Amsterdam & April

Amsterdam & April

When you get word that your friend found cheap tickets to London, you start to intensely stalk the airfare prices until you somehow stumble upon a cheap ticket to Amsterdam for $450 round trip. When you find that ticket, you buy it ASAP. So that is exactly how I ended up in Amsterdam for my spring break this year. I couldn't pass up the adventure!! Luckily, some of my family members decided to join in on the trip so it turned out to be a random partial family vacation of sorts. 

I'd been to Amsterdam before but only for two or three days so I didn't really know too much about the city except that I remember thinking it was so cute last time I went. My trip this go around gave me so much more appreciation and love for the city and I left Amsterdam wishing I could stay longer. 

Some of my favorite highlights:

  1. Seeing the beautiful tulips at Keukenhof Gardens
  2. Renting a car to drive out to a completely random town I found on the internet and being the only tourists
  3. Staying in an Airbnb on the most adorable street
  4. Going on a biking tour (and not dying somehow--my sister ran into a car!!)
  5. STROOPWAFELS, CHOCOLATE, CAFES, CHEESE
  6. Going to the largest vintage market in Europe (taking vintage to the next level)
  7. Watching my mom pull out her Rick Steves guidebook everywhere 
  8. Seeing my friends Lani and Cezann who were studying abroad for the week
  9. The beautiful architecture
  10. Learning so much more about the Dutch culture
  11. Spending time with my brother, sister and mom. We made such priceless memories that I will always cherish and love. Traveling with family can be a struggle at times but the memories you make will usually become some of your most beloved.

 

 

small town surprises in Harlem

small town surprises in Harlem