My Week in Pictures #5

April 9, 2013




I can’t believe all the traveling I’ve been doing lately! Sometimes it’s hard to believe that this has been my life for the past year. I’m headed back home in a week and a half and I’m torn– on the one hand, I can’t wait to see my family again, but I’m really going to miss Europe. My life is going to become far more boring, though!

I went back to Amsterdam for the weekend and had the most wonderful time. It felt like I had never left. I really enjoyed showing my friend around, it definitely made me feel like a local. On Friday we wandered the city, popping in and out of boutiques and cafes. In the evening, we saw Wild Belle at Paradiso. They’re this really fun band from Chicago– I’m kind of obsessed with the girls voice.




On Saturday, we headed outside of the city to visit Keukenhof, the tulip gardens. Unfortunately, not all of the fields were in bloom as this spring has been so cold, but I still had a lovely time looking at all the different types of tulips that were in the greenhouses. It was sunny out, so we spent ages wandering through the park and even made some friends at the petting zoo ;)

It’s funny how different both Amsterdam and London are, but I love them each so much. London is so much more fast paced and busy, while the vibe in Amsterdam is so much more relaxed. But I wouldn’t trade my time in either place for anything.




  1. Kristian says:

    Great pictures. It will probably be a strange adjustment going back to your home, though nice in it’s own way. What are your plans for the next year?

  2. Marlen says:

    oh hey, i’m from Chicago! i need to check these guys out. ok so question- are you studying abroad or just traveling for a period of time? every time i pop over here i get hardcore wanderlust all over again =P

    xo Marlen
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  3. Matea says:

    Great pictures, Amsterdam is so pretty and amazing, I wish I could live there :)

  4. Oh this all sounds perfect!
    Amsterdam looks so very pretty and those buildings!!! Wonderful.
    I have always wanted to visit, the town looks beautiful!

  5. Jessi says:

    Breathtaking photos! I’m kind of obsessing over your cute sunnies :) And I love that first photo of the darling apartments. How lucky have you been to travel for a year! I’d love to do that someday.

  6. R's la mode says:

    I definitely adore your photos! It sounds so magnificent. I have never been there but I’d love to.

  7. Katie says:

    oh my deer, what a beautiful photos !!!!! <3

  8. Laura says:

    Oh, I love these pictures,
    Amsterdam is such an amazing city. :)
    And your sunglasses are very cool. :)

    And thanks for your lovely comment. :D

  9. Sally says:

    Such lovely lovely pictures – feel like i just want to jump into them xxxx

  10. wintergurl says:

    Nice pictures.wish can visit the place:(

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