2.18.2011

Holland FTW

So, my DDS (dentist, in normal-people lingo) is closing the office for a week in April. I decided to go to Europe and make the most of not being tied down to a mortgage (yet!).

Sweden, Spain, Greece... where to go? It didn't come to me until it came to me (it seems like a pretty obvious statement, but maybe you know what I mean)... Holland! My very first roommate in Wellington, NZ is Dutch and whenever we chat, a few times a year, she always asks when I am coming to visit. I messaged her and said, now! 


Check out an amazing Holland photo album here - random set I found on Flickr.

Booking flights is like playing the stock market. When I first checked a few weeks ago, the price was reasonable enough. I decided to wait until payday... and then it went up $300! I searched earlier tonight but got distracted and didn't see the results until just now. They were dirt cheap. But of course, refresh... they went up about another $300 from earlier in the evening, but still cheaper than the original, reasonable price! So I jumped on it and booked my flights. I leave on April 17th, in the evening... so as soon as Paish's wedding festivities are all said and done, I'm leaving on a jetplane (except I know when I'll be back again).

On the list:
- people watching in cafes (no, I won't be smoking up!) along the canals
- visiting my friend in the Hague
- cheating on my veganism in Edam and Gouda
... and lots more to figure out. If you've been there, leave some suggestions!

SO EXCITED!!

♥ Callah

2 comments:

kaitlyn said...

its hard to believe those are not like, famous photographer pics. you know, like best of the best that they use for tourism phamphlets etc. it does seem like a random choice but it looks so beautiful! so where have you been now?

♥ Callah said...

yeah, i noticed it's actually a curated collection, so amazing though! hmm, it's a long list but:
England, Germany, Czech & Slovak republics, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Mexico, Cuba, Aus, NZ, Fiji, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore... and of course the little old U S of A. Also Dominican in a few more months!