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An American in Amsterdam

The Dam Square

This very scenic spot is only a 5 minute walk from the Central Station. The square is packed with tourists and locals relaxing or traveling to their next destination.  From the Dam Square almost all the tourist attractions are within walking distance including the Red Light District, various shopping/restaurant and entertainment, and multiple museums.

 

 The Ice Bar

One attraction we were interested in experiencing is the Ice Bar of Amsterdam. For only 25 Euros, 3 drinks and 40 minutes in the bar are included. Trust me… 20 minutes is plenty of time to chug your drinks and head out into the ‘warmth’. Drinking from ice cups, sitting on ice, and in -10 degrees was  definitely worth the temporary frost bite.

De 9 Straatjes

The nine streets of Amsterdam are the small allies and walkways created by the water that runs through the city. These streets contain several museums, clothing stores, coffee shops and most importantly…the famous Red Light District. Below is a photo of an authentic Dutch beer with a sneak of the district in the background. The culture and different lifestyles in the city is outstanding and very eye opening to the tourists. Overall it was an incredible day trip!

Let me know your experiences and suggestions below!

Why it is worth to visit the most northern city of Germany

Have you ever heard of Flensburg? No? It doesn’t matter, because as an international travel destination, Flensburg is rather unknown. With a population of approximately 90,000, Flensburg is not the biggest city in Germany, but there are many reasons to visit Flensburg.

Here are some tips that you should know as a visitor of Flensburg:

Flensburg is the most northern city of Germany

Flensburg is located directly on the German-Danish border. For this reason, many Danes visit Flensburg for shopping and to experience the Scandinavian culture.

        Flensburg on a map of Germany

Flensburg citizens are handball crazy

Handball is the second best-known team sport in Germany after football and the local team SG Flensburg Handewitt is one of the best handball teams in Europe. The Flens arena is a venue that holds 5000 seats, therefore the atmosphere in the hall is fantastic, especially when the north derby between the SG Flensburg Handewitt and the THW Kiel takes place. Click to see tickets and prices information.

Holger Glandorf a handball player from the SG Flensburg Handewitt in action

The best fish buns are available at the museum harbour at Bens Fischhütte

It is an institution in Flensburg! You can choose between matjes, fried fish and smoked fish such as salmon or mackerel. The fish is served in a warm bun with homemade sauce, fresh salad and onions.

Bens Fischütte

Have you been to Flensburg before? Comment below and let me know how your trip was!

 

Photo Credit: www.plz-suche.org, www.sg-flensburg-handewitt.de, www.facebook.com

 

Spain in One Day!

Between a hectic schedule, assignment due dates, and being on a students’ budget…traveling is nearly impossible. Luckily I have put my time studying in England to good use and have managed to visit many countries without breaking the bank. One of the most memorable places I have been to was Barcelona, Spain.

Cathedral of Barcelona

We woke up in the morning and walked out to this beautiful church. This is in the middle of the city across from the Gothic Quarter and markets filled with the Spanish culture surround the area of the church. Everything from this church was accessible via foot or metro. We had the perfect Airbnb location!

Sagrada Familia Basilica

One site that was considered a ‘must see’ was the Sagrada Familia. I have never been a fan of museums or tours, but prefer to see as many places as possible while experiencing the culture of the destination. However, this is a place I would love to go on a tour of in the near future. I couldn’t capture how large this church was in a photo, but simply seeing the size was breathtaking.

Santa Maria de Montserrat

Santa Maria de Montserrat was almost an entire day worth of beautiful views. A cable car was taken to the top of the mountain where a variety of hikes were taken, a informative museum was found, and several monuments were on display. The photo above was the main reason for visiting the Montserrat and upon arrival the monument had a 7 foot tall fence surrounding it with a police officer keeping watch. With a lot of dedication, a little creativity and a ton of speed the photo was able to happen behind the officers back. Below are a few pictures taken at the Montserrat as well.

Let me know your experiences and suggestions below!

Enjoy the Breathtaking at Mt. Titlis

Switzerland become a great idea to spend your holiday with your loved ones! The atmosphere, ambience and scenery make me fall in love once I arrived at Zurich. As I have long time in Switzerland, I decided to have a day trip to Mt. Titlis with my family and here I will share to you my one day trip experience to Mt. Titlis!

Zurich – Engelberg – Mt. Titlis – Engelberg – Zurich

From Zurich, you can take the train to Engelberg from the Zurich train station (Zurich Hbf) and buy the ticket here. The return ticket costs around €38 for 2nd class and €66 for 1st class per person. I suggest you to catch the morning train because it will take you around 5 hours trip in return. After arriving at Engelberg Hbf, you must get out from station and take the free shuttle bus to the next station. It is a cable car station that will take you to the top of Mt. Titlis. The return ticket costs for the cable car around €92 per person and you can buy it online here. You will see how beautiful Switzerland is during your journey! After enjoying the Mt. Titlis, you can take the same route to come back to Zurich.

Titlis Cliff Walk

 

Here is my short trip video, please enjoy!

 

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page – St. Augustine”

Please leave your comment below if you have any interesting travel experiences!

THINGS THAT PROVE YOU BUDAPEST IS A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT

1. Budapest has many interesting sights to visit

  • Az Országház (Hungarian Parliament Building)

    The House of Nation become one of the Europe’s oldest legislative buildings and the largest building in Hungary.

    Third largest parliament building in the world

    Hungarian Parliament Building from the Buda Side
  • St. Stephen’s Basilica

    Built in 1800s and become the largest church in Budapest.

    a Roman Catholic Basilica
  • A beautiful bridge that connects the Buda and Pest Side

    Budapest is a twin capital of dual monarchy which divided into Buda and Pest and connected with a bridge called Chain Bridge.

    Chain Bridge that connects Buda and Pest

    View from the Budapest Funicular
  • Shoes on the Danube River

    The monument is located on the Pest side of the Danube River and it is a tribute to the Hungarian Victims who were killed in 1940s.

    The memorial
  • Budapest Gellert Hill

    A 772 ft high hill in Budapest, Hungary with a view of Danube River and the city. There is also a liberty statue on the top of the hill as a symbol of Freedom.

    View from Gellért Hill

    Liberty Statue

2. Europe’s second-longest river

Danube river from the Pest side

3. Heaven of Paprika

Paprika addict, you must visit this place! A typical of Hungarian dishes always made with ground paprika and Central Market Hall offers you a variety prices of Paprika.

Fövám Tér Piac (Central Market Hall)

4. Who can deny this beautiful view?

Beautiful view from Buda Castle

 

“Travelling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into storyteller”- Ibn Battuta