7 girls, 6 waffles, 5 bikes, 4 brownies, 3 canals, 2 coffee shops, 1 Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a rep for being a city of sin, and although it isn’t all that, sometimes it is. Over the course of my travels I’ve heard some hilarious stories from different backpackers about what happens after you exit the infamous coffee shops in Amsterdam.

This one time in Amsterdam.. I went out for dinner and drinks and when the waiter came over we asked for a second round. The waiter proceeded to ask us if we would be getting the same beer again. We corrected the waiter and told them that no in fact we wanted a second round of food, not drinks. We ate the same meal twice. Continue reading “7 girls, 6 waffles, 5 bikes, 4 brownies, 3 canals, 2 coffee shops, 1 Amsterdam”

Amsterdam 101

The perfect city
The perfect city

I love Amsterdam. Out of all the big cities I’ve visited, I would chose Amsterdam in a heart beat to live in. It’s beautiful, fun, safe, it has delicious food, stunning canals, great nightlife and there are endless places to visit. Can I go back yet? I left for Amsterdam Thursday afternoon from Lyon, France. I flew with Swiss Airlines, so right from the start I knew I was going to have a great weekend getaway. I love Swiss Airlines, the service is great, and who is really going to complain about getting free chocolate? Not I. Continue reading “Amsterdam 101”

Packing Tips and Tricks

Finally, I've learnt how to pack light!
Finally, I’ve learnt how to pack light!

I’ve travelled to 19 different countries for a number of different kinds of trips, consequently I have picked up on a number of great packing tips and tricks. I’ve finally learnt how to master packing light, which is huge for me because I’m typically the girl who always overpacks and still never seems to have everything she needs. I’ll be spending the next four days in Amsterdam (late November = colder weather) and I’ve managed to pack it all in a small backpack and a hand bag. Continue reading “Packing Tips and Tricks”

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