So we woke up on Monday at 4am to grab our taxi to the airport. I’d been feeling better but that morning I was very sick, though thankfully I was able to not yak in the very very posh taxi. Anyway, we got to the airport and caught our plane no problem (it departed around 6am). They did the flight safety speech and all the announcements in French, I guess Dutch, and English. I later found out that everyone in the Brussels area speaks primarily French, which was great because I can speak that too 🙂
We arrived in Brussels airport and stumbled bleary-eyed into the train station to get to the city centre. We were feeling pretty rough. But, once we got there and wandered into the streets, we got a tad distracted. Continue reading
Jeremy and I woke up in Munich and rushed off to get ourselves sorted at the central station for what we thought was going to be a direct train to Prague, Czech Republic. We got there very very early, but were therefore able to relax over breakfast and watch two guys down several pints before 8am and try to flirt with a girl who was obviously having none of their shit as she grabbed a coffee on a way to catch her commuter train to work… hah, gotta love a trier I suppose.
Our train was waiting around for its departure time so after finishing our amazing cream-filling croissants (you’re welcome, Jer, for picking such delicious croissants when you expressly told me not to pick them 😉 ) we hopped on. Continue reading
See, I would say that it’s really tacky of tourists to wear head-to-toe green on Paddy’s Day weekend, but to be fair, Dublin itself is head-to-toe green. Heather and I got off the plane into a green airport, illuminated like the majority of the city with green lights. Continue reading
Right, so somehow I got the idea into my head that camping in January in Shetland was a great idea.
…it probably wasn’t, but that didn’t stop us from having a blast.
My boyfriend of two years, Jeremy, flew over from Canada to visit me for a few weeks, and the Sunday after he got here we packed up all the rented camping gear we had and took a train to Aberdeen where we caught the ferry to Lerwick, Shetland. Continue reading
So yesterday I spent the day in the picturesquely-medieval Haarlem, just twenty minutes from Amsterdam Centraal on the train. It was absolutely splendid. (like, quite possibly going to be my favourite part of the trip).
In the morning, I wandered through Vondelpark in Amsterdam for a bit… the amount of cyclists in Amsterdam is jaw-dropping anywhere but in Vondelpark it’s specifically insane. A very very nice park for a wander-through. Continue reading
Okay like maybe that title is sliiiightly misleading.
But only slightly.
As many of you know, one of my best friends from Ottawa came to visit me this past week. This partnered with the fact that I live in this amazeballs city and that Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year made it pretty much the best week of my entire life. Continue reading
I don’t know. But I’m quickly becoming one of them :]
So what have I been up to these last few weeks while there’s been tumbleweeds blowing across my blog’s homepage? The answer is truly that I haven’t done much. Continue reading