Berlin was so engaging there wasn’t any time for me to think about a post. Now that I’m waiting for my flight to Brussels, here are some highlights: Exploring the different neighborhoods and parks. I really liked Mitte, Kreuzberg, and the area around the East Side Gallery. At night I went to a cool bar on the east side of town with a hip hop … Continue reading Massive Fun in Berlin
Today was a really full day of moving around the city. The morning was quiet and rainy so I decided to visit the Van Gogh museum before the crowds. I enjoyed the layout of the space, the addition of some works that inspired Van Gogh and also some works of those he influenced, and full explanation of what he was going through at the end … Continue reading A Sunday of Feasting
I made it to Amsterdam! I spent the day walking the canals and cobbled streets and hitting up Noordermrkt in the afternoon and Brouwerij de Prael for a beer after sundown. Both were priority stops near my hostel and I’m really glad I made it – they were very “me.” Feeling more jet lagged than I’d hoped, I kept the afternoon pretty lite; I stopped … Continue reading Hallo, from Amsterdam!
With just a week left until flying to the Netherlands, I am feeling energized and thrilled! My trip begins in Amsterdam with plans to bike, visit the Van Gogh Museum (I’ve been waiting for this for years), walk about the old canal neighborhoods and taste as many cheeses and sweets as I can stand. I will spend two nights in a hostel at the city … Continue reading Getting Excited!
A treat waiting for me in every major city of my upcoming trip: a bike tour or bike for borrowing! I could not be more excited to see Amsterdam, Berlin and Brussels from a bike seat. The first time I took to the streets of a new city by bicycle was on an autumn trip to Los Angeles with my mom. She picked out an … Continue reading Cycling New Cities