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29/08/2013

Amsterdam Adventure - Part 1


Amsterdam canals


I feel so lucky that I have had the opportunity to live in some amazing cities, one being Amsterdam. It's really hard to fully describe the place until you have been there yourself, it's very fast paced but at the same time the locals are very laid back and relaxed. It has an amazing mix of Museums, boutique and independent stores, wonderful parks which lie in paralle to the craziness of the nightlife, red light district and stags do's. I was lucky enough to secure a job before I arrived in the city, working in a well known backpackers, where I not only worked but also lived for a few months. I made a tone of friends, some of which will always be in my life. I eventually moved out into my own flat for a while before going off to explore more of europe, although I did return to the city later on, for an extended 6 week holiday. The city has a real soft spot in my soul, in the madness I will always feel comfortable, memories of riding my banged up little bike through all the lanes, laughing so hard with friends, enjoying the sun in Vondelpark and shopping in De Pjip. I literally cannot wait to go back. I can not fill a few months into one post, hence this is Amsterdam part 1. The only thing I wish I had at the time was a decent camera, my SLR broke just before my big trip and finances could not stretch for a new one so it's mix of film and a basic digital, but the memories are all still there :)



window sill
The view from my flat, was so sad to leave my plants

Amsterdam bridge
The canals are a beautiful place to get lost

Amsterdam bicycle
The city if full of two things - bikes and street art

vondelpark
Chilling in the Park

My brother came to visit me during my time in the city

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15 comments:

  1. Amsterdam is one of my favorite European cities. I didn't expect to love it as much as I did, but I fell in love with every aspect. I could actually see myself living there…not that that's gonna happen! I've only been once and would love to go back. Looking forward to your upcoming posts on Amsterdam!

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    1. HI Amy

      Thanks so much for stopping by and so glad you also love amsterdam :)

      Laura x

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  2. I love Amsterdam, when I go and visit my Dutch relatives I always stop off there!

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    1. Hi Daisy

      Ohhh that's great :) Any excuse to have a stop off in that city is a good one :)

      laura x

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  3. I loved it there too, miss my red bike I hired aaall the time. Vondelpark was probably my favourite place there and I made sure I had plenty of waffles when I was there :) Hoping to go back in November.

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  4. I'm not gonna lie, I never had an interest in Amsterdam until I read The Fault in Our Stars. But the more I see photos and hear about it... it seems so wonderful!

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  5. Amsterdam is still one of my favorite places in Europe. Can't wait to go back. You are so lucky you got to live there!

    -Brittany Ruth

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    1. Hi Brittany

      Thanks so much for stopping by.
      I feel really luck to have been given the chance to live in such an amazing city

      Laura x

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  6. These pictures are awesome! I have always really wanted to go to Amsterdam. Looks like such a cool place :)

    www.dressingroomdiaries.com

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    1. Hi Amber

      If you ever get the chance you really should go :)

      Laura x

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  7. Oh my gosh! That is gorgeous! Love your photos! I can't wait to go there.

    I hope you'll have a chance and stop by my blog. All about Beauty. Life. and DIY. If you ever have an OTD, LOTD, hair or nail tutorial, or a fun fashion DIY, I'd love for you to share it at "That's my Style" Link party TOMORROW (every Friday). Don't have anything to share? Stop by anyway for beauty tutorial and fun DIY projects. Hope to see you there. :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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    1. Hi Karla

      Thanks for stopping by and so glad you like the photos, will be sure to return the favour

      Laura x

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  8. Love the photos so gorgeous Laura! How wonderful your brother got to visit with you too!

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