Sunday, 14 August 2016

The Life Post | Travel Diary Part One - Holland, Belgium, Switzerland.


After almost a year of planning, saving and prepping for going Interrailing it is now all over. My tan is already fading and my suitcase is in my bedroom waiting to be unpacked, I think it's safe to say my holiday blues are at an all time high. During the course of three weeks myself and my boyfriend visited 6 countries and 7 cities across central Europe.




Beginning in Amsterdam, we spent roughly 3 days and nights in each country. Having already been to Amsterdam before I had an idea in my head of what to expect but I have to be honest it exceeded my expectations. The weather was amazing for the few days that we were there so it was hard not to enjoy ourselves. We stayed in Hotel Omega which was a short tram journey outside of the city centre but had everything we needed. The city is filled with restaurants and bars and generally is very tourist friendly with lots of things to do. One thing I would definitely recommend doing while you are in Amsterdam is visiting the Museum of Prostitution located in The Red Light District. I know it might sound a little weird and you may have preconceptions of it being something seedy but it really is not that at all, we went on our last full day and I am so glad we did. It was actually very informative and I walked out with entirely different view on the girls working in the district.









When our time in Amsterdam had come to an end we then made a short 3 or 4 hour train journey to Brussels in Belgium. Being honest, this for me was my least favourite city of the trip for a number of reasons. We stayed in an airbnb in a town outside of the city centre where we found some of the locals to be quite rude which put us a little off of wanting to go out to restaurants etc. As the city is unfortunately on high alert with terrorist attacks there are many army men around the town which for me just served as a constant reminder of what 'could' happen which made me feel a little on edge for my entire stay. We did take a day trip to Brugge while we were there however and absolutely fell in love with the fairy tale town. I only wish we decided to stay in Brugge for our time in Belgium instead. For anyone thinking of visiting Brugge I would 100% recommend it, the food was amazing, the drink was cheap and scenery was breathtaking. 



From there on we made a grueling 20 hour journey from Belgium to Zurich in Switzerland and eventually arrived in one piece. We stayed in Swiss Star City Apartment, where we had some trouble getting our key when we first arrived through no fault of our own and the apartments are placed on a somewhat dodgey street. But other than that our room was perfect and had the facilities we needed. A short walk from bars and restaurants, I really enjoyed our stay in Zurich. Although if you are planning on visiting Switzerland be prepared that is it quite pricey, the most expensive of our trip, but it is easy to find ways to save money. We spent one of our days swimming in crystal clear lakes and taking in all of the sights for free.

Part two of my interrail adventure will be up soon.

Have a lovely Sunday!

Adele x
  
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  1. Nice pictures, have a good day

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  2. Stunning photos! What an amazing trip!

    Jill
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  3. It sounds like you had an amazing trip and I hope your holiday blues don't last too long. You'll have to plan your next holiday now so you have something to look forward to! :) x

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    1. I know my thoughts exactly, the only thing is i'm too broke after this trip to be able to afford another! haha x

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  4. such an amazing travel post.....Beautiful photographs...and I love everything you wore. You showed us what travelling in style means.

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  5. I love your photos. It looks like you had a lovely time. Holiday blues are possibly the worst thing but its always lovely looking back at photos. I would love to visit Amsterdam soon!

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    1. They are literally the worst thing ever! You definitely should, it's a really gorgeous place x

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  6. Amazing photos! Sounds like so much fun travelling from country to country! I'm hopefully going to Belgium end of the year :) x

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    1. It was fun, but also really stressful! haha. Oh, you definitely have to try and see Brugge while you're there x

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  7. Lovely post! Photos are really beautiful and I enjoyed reading this post! :)xoxo

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

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  8. How exciting !!!
    Please post part two soon
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    1. It will be up during the week hehe x

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  9. I'm so jealous! This sounds like an amazing experience!

    xo, Carey
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    1. I'm so glad I got to experience it! Don't be jealous.. do it too, if I can do it anyone can! x

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  10. Your photos are beautiful!! I am soooo jealous!!

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  11. amsterdam is one of my favourite city in the world. you have to make a tour between the small cities around amsterdam as well.

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    1. I would actually love to stay in the quieter places in Amsterdam too, just to get a feel of what things are really like there! x

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  12. ach mensch, wundervoll
    ich finde so roadtrips oder eben "nicht nur durch einen ort reisen" super
    Amsterdam ist aber auch immer einen besuch wert
    tolle bilder

    alles Liebe deine AMELY ROSE

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  13. Wish I could visit all of these places too :o
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  14. Amazing pics!! You are so pretty!
    xoxo
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  15. beautiful photos, looks like you had a great time
    have a great week
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  16. I love the pictures!
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  17. Loving this post!

    xx
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  18. What a wonderful trip! Your photos are beautiful!

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  19. I love Amsterdam, great city.
    Your blog is beautiful.
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  20. Thanks so much for stopping by our blog today! You blog is beautiful =). Of course we would love to be blog friends! You just got a new follower =)
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  21. Looks like an amazing trip! Great photos!

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  22. Seems like you had a blast! I want to visit Amsterdam so badly! And of course we can follow each other, you blog is so great! You can find me here as well: facebook.com/thestylebounty
    xx

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  23. Those photos are lovely! Must of been an amazing holiday. I hope to make it to Europe someday :)

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  24. Beautiful photos! Sounds like an amazing time.

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  25. Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing xx

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  26. Wow! Wonderful photo! Great vacation!
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  27. Oh wow that sounds like an amazing trip! Too bad your experience in Brussels wasn't the best. Having guards around definitely pulls you back down from the allure of vacationing that sweeps us all away.
    Can't wait to see more pictures!

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  28. It was lovely browsing these photos again. Have a great day!

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  29. I love that dress! What an amazing trip you just had - I would love to plan something like that <3

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  30. Wow that looks so impressive! Seems like you had a great trip :*

    Love,
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  31. Hi. Of course I would love to follow. Thank you for coment in my blog. I follow you and I hope you do too. A kiss and congratulations on your blog.

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  32. Hi pretty! Love your blog too! :) Thanks foy your comments!

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  33. Oh I'm so happy you enjoyed Switzerland Adele! I hope you liked it even though everything is a bit more expensive.. The pictures turned out great :)
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  34. Wow! The photos are so beautiful! As a Dutchie, I'm very glad that you enjoyed Amsterdam!WritingMonique

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  35. Such a lovely city dear! ^-^
    And amazing pics!
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  36. This is fabulous! Love it.

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  37. Beautiful travel post, looks like you had an amazing time.
    xox
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  38. Super cute photos! Looks like a blast! Fun to follow along through your post!

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  39. I'm so sorry you didn't particularly enjoy your time in Brussels. I used to live there and it honestly is such a lovely city. Obviously your trip came at an unfortunate time with the terror alerts but I really hope you won't be put off going again in the future. Beautiful photos though and I'm happy you enjoyed the rest of your trip! x

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  40. such perfect photos! giving me serious wanderlust
    xx
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  41. These photos are so breathtaking! Sounds like a great trip, even if you had some least favorites! XO
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  42. Beautiful shots. You can't go wrong with those super cheap but incredibly delicious Belgian waffles. Give Brussels a second chance! :]

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  43. Glad you enjoy your summer ( and found my blog ). Have a great rest of the summer!!

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  44. Hi Adele,

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I appreciate it so much! I'd love to follow your blog! We can be blog buddies :D

    This is a lovely post btw! I wish I could travel more! Looks like you a great time!

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  45. I absolutely love Amsterdam; lovely photos too!

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  46. You are so lucky to visit all of these amazing places, they are stunning!

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  47. Lovely photos! I'm sure it was great time!

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  48. It looks like you had such a wonderful trip! My husband and I are headed to Paris in a few weeks and these photos got me so excited to be back in Europe!

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  50. Looks like you had a gorgeous time (expect brussels). Roadtrips are always a good idea!

    have a lovely day!
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  51. Beautiful pics!
    Kisses
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  52. My goodness. This looks like the trip of a lifetime (for the most part).
    I'd absolutely LOVE to do a Eurotrip! Especially to gorgeous Holland - sigh.

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  53. Love this post, I'd love you to do a post on how you planned your trip! Would be amazing to see how you figured it all out to help others (and myself) on how to do it ourselves!

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