In the 18th and 19th centuries, this region was an industrial area with windmills producing oil, paint, spices, and other products. The traditional look and feel has been preserved, and today Zaanse Schans attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to enjoy its beauty and experience the history, canals, and windmills.
The third day of our Netherlands trip was spent continuing to explore what Amsterdam has to offer! The Rijksmuseum First, we headed to the Rijksmuseum, which is located adjacent to the Van Gogh Museum (which we visited yesterday). Again, we bought the tickets online ahead of time, so getting in was quick and seamless. Outside … Continue reading The Netherlands Day 3: Rijksmuseum, Bloemenmarkt, and Cheese Fondue!
Our first full day in the Netherlands was a cloudy one. The sky was completely overcast, and I thought, "darn, it's not going to look cute in pictures". But on the plus side, there will be no harsh sunlight in my face, so I will look cute in pictures 🙂 Our plan for today … Continue reading The Netherlands Day 2: Van Gogh, Apple Pie & Canal Tour
Windmills, apple pie, blooming tulip fields, pancakes, museums and canals... In April, I spent 10 days in the Netherlands with my girlfriends Stephanie, Michelle, and Michelle. We were looking forward to experiencing all of the above and more! Did the Netherlands live up to our expectations? Read on...
Sanna and I headed to Songpan, a small town in Sichuan, where we hoped to join a horse-trek. Unfortunately, the recent rainy weather meant that the trails were muddy and unsuitable for horseback riding. Although we were slightly disappointed, we soon realized that there is so much more to explore in this little village.
If there's one thing I learned about my trip to Jiuzhaigou, it is that the locals here are some of the kindest and most generous people that you will meet in China! The scenery and natural formations in Jiuzhai Valley are awe-inspiring, but it's the amazing people I met here that made this trip so special.
Jiuzhaigou (or Jiuzhai Valley, as it is sometimes referred to in English) is Sichuan's star attraction - a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts millions of visitors each year. Tourists gaze in awe at the emerald pools, picturesque waterfalls, and verdant forests.