experiencing the ‘mother country’ – the netherlands – was one of the best times of my life.
strange and unexpected but true.
the greatest blessing was becoming wonderful friends with my best friend’s little sister leah.
two aussie girls in holland makes for some very amusing moments.
i have never felt so relaxed or spent so much time laughing.
plus there was the AMAZING food, great new friends, breathtaking scenery, long bike rides, scootering adventures, daylight til 11pm, dancing, swimming, running, guitar playing, boat riding, caravan living and so, so, so much more.
i keep being asked why i didn’t travel more in those three weeks, seeing that countries like germany and france are on holland’s doorstep, but the experience i was having far outweighed the desire for travelling alone and sightseeing.
i do believe the travel bug has bitten me, so i’m definately going back to that part of the world again!
installed next to a stairway at the newly renovated railway station overvecht in the city of utrecht, the slide offers travellers the opportunity to quickly reach the railway tracks when they’re in a hurry.
ok, truthfully i've been back for a few jet-lagged days already.
struggling with staying awake at appropriate times, let alone doing much.
but for you dears, i've found some time and energy to edit some photos to give you a tiny taste of the delights i experienced in holland and italy.
i'll post more on my trip in the next few weeks.
photos from top: little friesland clogs, my newest-most-darling-friend leah, canals in giethoorn, yours truly, the colosseum in rome at night, rose relaxing on the boat in capri, beautiful old town of assisi, ancient statue in florence.