EuroTour Places Visited Maps (March 22 – May 6th)

Here are places visited in Europe (the blue points). 🙂 Green points are places I still want to go. Netherlands: Germany: Austria: Italy: England: Scotland:

Planning, Volendam, and Netherlands Wrap-up (April 1st and 2nd, 2018)

April 1st It was a "Try to wrap my head around this EuroTour" planning kind of day. I got my refund request processed with Eurail and found out that I would be able to get the pass back in the mail before it's pre-activation date (which I had set to 6/4/18 - or 4/6/18 if … Continue reading Planning, Volendam, and Netherlands Wrap-up (April 1st and 2nd, 2018)

Kinderdijk, Netherlands (March 31st, 2018)

I had the day to myself since Jorgo had a prior commitment.  So I figured I would go see some other place in the Netherlands. A girl that I met while traveling with the Stray bus in New Zealand became friends on Facebook/Instagram and she saw that I was in the Netherlands. She invited me … Continue reading Kinderdijk, Netherlands (March 31st, 2018)

Keukenhof (March 30th, 2018)

Today is the day to visit Keukenhof. We thought of going yesterday but we didn't yet have the car that Jorgo was borrowing from his mom. Once we had her car, we had a little bit more freedom to go out and about. Keukenhof is about a 30-minute drive south of Amsterdam. It's located in … Continue reading Keukenhof (March 30th, 2018)

Rotterdam, Netherlands (March 28th & 29th, 2018)

March 28th I had planned to go to Rotterdam on my own today however, train track maintenance didn't really let that happen. I got to the train station, scanned my discount ticket to go through the turnstile and only then did I notice that the Intercity trains to Dordrecht (the direction I wanted to go) … Continue reading Rotterdam, Netherlands (March 28th & 29th, 2018)

Body World & Rijksmuseum (March 26, 2018)

March 26th My friend had to work today (Monday), Tuesday, and Wednesday and so I had made plans of things to do on my own. So, today, I caught a train back to Amsterdam (now that I knew how to get there) and went to see a couple of museums and just wander the city … Continue reading Body World & Rijksmuseum (March 26, 2018)

Almere & Amsterdam, Netherlands (March 23rd – 25th, 2018)

March 23rd The previous day (the afternoon I arrived) the sunshine came out so we went for a nice walk at a nearby park. There isn't much to tell from today. I'm staying with my Dutch friend that I met in New Zealand. He had to work today so I stayed put. Around 10 or … Continue reading Almere & Amsterdam, Netherlands (March 23rd – 25th, 2018)

Den Haag, Netherlands (March 27th, 2018)

THIS POST IS NOW UPDATED AND FINISHED!  Sorry for the early publishing - Darn WordPress. I decided I would go south to the Hague (Den Haag in Dutch) today and have a wander. The only thing I really wanted to see specifically was the International Criminal Court. Other than that, my plan was to just … Continue reading Den Haag, Netherlands (March 27th, 2018)

Flying Auckland, New Zealand to Amsterdam, Netherlands (March 21 – 22, 2018)

I arrived at the airport at about 3:30pm on Wednesday anticipating to board my flight at about 6pm. I had checked the status of my flight with Emirates and found that there was a hidden short stopover in Melbourne, AU. When I checked in, I asked the lady if there were any window seats available. … Continue reading Flying Auckland, New Zealand to Amsterdam, Netherlands (March 21 – 22, 2018)