Thursday, August 04, 2011

European Escapade – Amsterdam Day 2!

Yesterday, I was miserable without my Internet connection. It finally returned this morning but it’s still unstable. I am not late in paying my bill, which leaves me with only one conclusion - Streamyx is acting up again!tension

No internet connection saw me spending the night catching up on the Bold & Beautiful, dreaming of travelling to
Spain and staying in gorgeous apartments in Seville while editing my photos from Amsterdam. I would love to travel to Seville, Spain but with year-end bills to pay and preparations for Hari Raya due soon, our vacation savings will have to take a backseat to these priorities for now.

f time and money permit; Spain is definitely one country I plan to visit. Anyone been to Spain before? Besides the affordable and cosy Seville apartments offering you full kitchen facilities, security and comfort, there are plenty of tourist activities and sightseeing to do in beautiful Spain. Plus, the thought of enjoying delicious Spanish food in a beautiful new country leaves me smiling even in my sleep! ihikhik

Anyway, I am still trying in vain to finish my European Escapade so this week, I am taking you back to my Amsterdam days, well Day 2 to be specific.

Hello from Amazing Amsterdam!

Our hotel in Amsterdam was minutes away from the huge shopping complex Magna Plaza so we dropped by there first. After all the shopping we did in London, Manchester and Liverpool, there really was no more room for massive shopping in Amsterdam. Plus, we were there to relax and simply soak up some good fun, laughs whilst making wonderful memories of the last part of our European Escapade.

Magna Plaza

Ready to explore!

B in Amsterdam

Window shopping in Magna Plaza

There were plenty of boutiques, gift stores and eating places inside the building and once again Amsterdam displayed perfect hospitality when yet another stranger offered to snap a photo of us when he spotted me and B taking turns to snap pictures of each other. Thank you Amsterdam, your friendliness draws me to return to you one fine day so wait for me! rindu

Thank you for this picture kind stranger!

Dam Square

After visiting Magna Plaza, B and I headed to Dam Square. We felt right at home and happily enjoyed our morning coffee al fresco in one of the many cafes there, with the rest of Amsterdam. By the way, the weather was simply gorgeous and though I started out wearing a cardigan, it ended on a cooler note without! senyumkenyit

Coffee al fresco

B having breakfast

Mariuca ♥ B

Juice for B

Chocolate Muffin

Caramel Iced Coffee for me

I ♥ Coffee!

Walk of Life

Horse carriage ride in Dam Square

Scary Witch ... Not!

We didn’t visit Madame Tussauds museum seeing that we’ve already experienced the one in London but pictures were necessary. I love how everything seemed brighter, happier and lovelier all around in Amsterdam and I remember telling B that this would be a wonderful city to retire in one day.rindu

Madame Tussauds, Amsterdam


B and I took a tram to the city to visit the Hard Rock Café and Holland Casino. I had a wonderful time shopping in the souvenir shops here and if not for my already full suitcases, I would have bought everything in sight!

Tram Tickets

Me and My Bike

Canal Cruising in Amsterdam

Holland Casino

Dining al fresco

One of the things I enjoyed was watching the locals play a friendly game of chess on this giant chess board. Isn't it cute and can you spot me in the picture? ihikhik

Where is Mariuca?

Here I am!

I want my HRC shot glass!

And a pretty Pinktober bracelet for me!

Pretty Tulips

Original Amsterdam Art

Let's go to Amsterdam!

Waiting for the tram

We took the tram back to Dam Square and wandered around the market. There was just so much to see and before we knew it, we were lost! And hungry so the only thing we had in mind was FOOD! Smiley

Cheese Stall

I ♥ Cheese

Are we lost?

We walked around the city for another hour before finally ending up in a quiet part of the square with several restaurants in view. Are you wondering which restaurant did we choose to have our first lunch in Amsterdam? Wait for my next post to find out! Until then, thanks so much for following my European Escapade and I hope you enjoyed this one too! Smiley

Giant Clog in front of a souvenir store

See you next EE post!

-FCC Scoreboard points for my first THREE commenters-



foongpc,  August 05, 2011 6:29 PM

Finally! Your Amsterdam post is out! Haha! :)

foongpc,  August 05, 2011 6:30 PM

Am I first? Wow!!! I am FIRST! Hooray!! :-D :-D :-D

foongpc,  August 05, 2011 6:32 PM

OK lemme read ....

foongpc,  August 05, 2011 6:33 PM

The Magna Plaza looks nice eh? Wow! Got stranger so kind offer to take photos of you both? So nice! I doubt I will even bother to do that if I see a couple take photos of each other LOL!!

foongpc,  August 05, 2011 6:35 PM

Anyway most of the time, it's them asking me if I can take photos of them instead of the other way round! Why they like to ask me ah? Is it because they see me carrying a camera so assume I sure can take good photos? Wrong assumption! LOL!! :-D

foongpc,  August 05, 2011 6:37 PM

Wow! I think I will definitely love the nice pleasant weather in Amsterdam! Sipping coffee at the outdoor cafe in the fine weather is so heavenly yes? Love it!!!

foongpc,  August 05, 2011 6:38 PM

Wah! Wah! Want to retire in Amsterdam it seems! OKB confirmed! :-D

foongpc,  August 05, 2011 6:39 PM

Eh that witch really looks ugly lah! Scary even! Haha!!

foongpc,  August 05, 2011 6:40 PM

How come the ugly witch seems to cuddle slower to B? Or B cuddled closer to her? Yikes!! :-D

foongpc,  August 05, 2011 6:41 PM

Oops! I mean cuddle CLOSER haha!! Eh this ECHO commenting system cannot edit one? Then ID more advanced cos can edit!! Haha!!!

foongpc,  August 05, 2011 6:43 PM

Ooh! I like that giant chess board! Why were you hiding behind that post? Woohoo! Come out!! LOL!!!

foongpc,  August 05, 2011 6:45 PM

I can see Amsterdam is a very nice, relaxing place - great for stress free vacation! And love that yellow clog! You didnt bring that clog home with you? Haha!!! :-D

foongpc,  August 05, 2011 6:46 PM

Make sure the next EE installment is next week!!! Haha, just a friendly reminder ;) ;) ;)

Monica,  August 05, 2011 7:54 PM

:* :* :* :*

Monica,  August 05, 2011 7:57 PM

yay u finally got ur internet connection! :) :)

Monica,  August 05, 2011 8:06 PM

wow looks like it's an awesome city, and the people are so friendly eh!? love it!! 8-) 8-)

Monica,  August 05, 2011 8:07 PM

i love ur bracelet sweetie!! :* :* :* :*

Monica,  August 05, 2011 8:08 PM

and the giant clog too hahhaha so cute :-P :-P

Monica,  August 05, 2011 8:23 PM

nice pics sweetie and i enjoyed all ur EE posts too!i wanna go to Amsterdam la hehehe! O:-) O:-)

Monica,  August 05, 2011 8:27 PM

lol ralph said wanna see those pics..ok see yah in twitterland later! :* :* :*

LadyJava,  August 05, 2011 8:58 PM

:* :* :*

LadyJava,  August 05, 2011 9:04 PM

Amsterdam oh Amsterdam.. i love you too... bila lah nak pegi ni

Mariuca,  August 05, 2011 9:14 PM

Foong FC1! :* :*

Mariuca,  August 05, 2011 9:14 PM

:* :* :* :* Monica FC2!

Mariuca,  August 05, 2011 9:15 PM

:* :* :* LJ FC3!

Mariuca,  August 05, 2011 9:16 PM

Thanks for the EE chop peeps, TGIF! :-D :-D

LadyJava,  August 05, 2011 9:55 PM

Loving all the pictures dearie... so did you get yourself the photoframe to put all this nice pictures??

Nick Phillips,  August 05, 2011 10:48 PM

You still watching Bold and the beautiful? Hahahaha! In fact I'm amazed that show is still around ... hahahaha lagi!

bluedreamer27,  August 05, 2011 10:58 PM

the architecture are truly amazing...

bluedreamer27,  August 05, 2011 11:02 PM

wow love the chocolate muffin marzie and oh i wonder how does a caramel iced coffee tastes like?

bluedreamer27,  August 05, 2011 11:04 PM

I remember the Madame Taussauds post... that was fun

bluedreamer27,  August 05, 2011 11:06 PM

LOL @ where is mariuca pic hahaha.. hey are the tulips for real??? or they're just plastic?

bluedreamer27,  August 05, 2011 11:08 PM

wow overflowing cheese... yum yum
thanks for sharing Marzie

Bill,  August 06, 2011 3:30 AM

Wow that looks so exciting mi amiga. All my traveling has been mostly in the USA except when i went to P I and China. I would love to go to Spain and habla espanol there LOL. :-P

Bill,  August 06, 2011 3:31 AM

I agree with you on coffee. Got to have it every day ;)

Bill,  August 06, 2011 3:31 AM

I would hate to see the person whos shoe that is LMAO :-P

Bella Enveeus,  August 07, 2011 1:11 AM

Hehe love the giant clog! :-P

Bella Enveeus,  August 07, 2011 1:12 AM

And yeay! Finally the Amsterdam post is up! Anyways sweetie, I oso want to go Amsterdam one day.. But first, Paris!! :-D

Shemah,  August 10, 2011 1:07 AM

Hola Marzie! :)

I'm at WOAFS using FF today instead of chrome so I can finally leave a comment! :) Great to see you're still working on your European Escapade! hahaha I love looking at pics of people's travels and yours is no different. Amsterdam looks really gorgeous! I'd love to buy a bouquet of tulips but I wouldn't know what to do with it. Kalau boleh bawak balik, tak pe lah jugak kan..

Love the clog shoe too! hahaha and thanks again for the clog magnet too! :) I love just going through all your gorgeous photos and feel like I'm taking a trip there too. Hahaha hopefully one day, for real will be able to travel Europe! :)

p/s: Lovesssssss your pinktober bracelet!! I also want!!

Emila Yusof,  August 10, 2011 1:29 AM

wah, the buildings are so nice! i would love to take pic beside the witch! best day i want to go to amsterdam too! :*

Life Ramblings,  August 15, 2011 10:25 PM

wow, i love Amsterdam too and your photos bring back wonderful flashbacks of my trip many many years ago.

Life Ramblings,  August 15, 2011 10:26 PM

i like the giant chess board. it reminds me of the one i saw in Salzburg too. it was fun to watch them play isn't it?

Life Ramblings,  August 15, 2011 10:29 PM

thanks for sharing your memories and photos. i enjoy tagging along withyou.

Life Ramblings,  August 15, 2011 10:29 PM

hope you have a wonderful Ramadan sweetie. did you make any cookies?

Post a Comment

Love n Hugs from Genie Princess!

LinkWithin Related Stories Widget for Blogs

Mariuca's Visitors