I'm back in Zurich with the family! Feels good to be back to the familiarity (somewhat) of having dishes to wash, meals to cook and baby to sit. We came home to an awesome Bak Kut Teh meal filled not only with pork ribs but fish balls, wantons and dumplings. BAsically it was a very nice, processed meat meal which served as a good end to the holiday in Benelux!
According to the mother, Benelux refers to the country combination of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. I'll start with Netherlands, also known as Holland, also known as the underdog team that made it to the World Cup finals last year (WOOHOO). The only thing I actually remembered about them was that they had the awesomest colour combination.
Anyhows, what does a better job than pictures right?
|On the Mercedes Benz taxi from the airport to hotel. I love it that all the cabs are either BMWs or Mercs, makes me feel so rich when I'm not, haha...|
But look what they had! A PILLOW MENU!
|FLUFFY!! I didn't bother to try though|
|The beautiful sunny sky!|
The streets of Amsterdam are really easy to maneouver around, and almost everyone has a bicycle. You'll see in the pictures below on the crazy amount of bicycles in the city!
|One of the random areas next to a park where people parked their bikes. It was like that the whole stretch|
|And the very economical looking car! Looks like a very very old version of the smart cars we have in Australia.|
And guess what I had for brekkie the next day? ? RAMBUTANS!
|Random shot of the grass/clouds/electrical wires as we went out to the country side|
|Mummy mummy look at my giant feet!!|
And what's a visit to Amsterdam without going through the red light district? It truly was eye opening, not many photos of the place though, cos it's not very ncie to take pictures of the ladies at work. They basically sit in windows and do their own thing, whether it's texting, or talking on the phone etc. You really get to see all shapes and sizes and ages though.
|Goods they sell|
|The bicycle multi-story 'carpark'!|
|A nice random arty farty picture of a building|
And that's only Day 1 of Amsterdam! Don't worry, I won't be boring you with daily summaries, just the key points in each area. blog more about the diamonds tomorrow! They were pretty amazing, and I never saw a rock so upclose before, haha..