Scootering along the footpath in Amsterdam!

Disney movies and Kevin McCloud's Grand Designs has stirred a bit of a fascination with ancient castles, and there are plenty of them in Europe, so much so, one could easily plan a long holiday based solely around visiting each and everyone. Castle Muiderslot is 15 km or so from Amsterdam and a spur of the moment decision during our travels through the canal city gave birth to a little adventure. On ...

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Cycling and Canals in Amsterdam

When asked what Amsterdam was like to visit, I respond with a singular word, ‘pretty’. All stories from the red light district aside, there is something enchanting about the century old canals, the clutter of bicycles, narrow wonky houses and pot plant covered houseboats. Following a few days in Amsterdam, we traveled to Rotterdam to board the ferry bound for the UK. The guys behind passport control eagerly told us we were missing out having not spent time ...

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Amsterdam to London via rail + ferry

TRAVELLING FROM AMSTERDAM TO LONDON With the end of our European trip approaching we needed to be back in London to commence the long  and rather arduous journey to Perth, Western Australia. There was one slight snag and that being airfare and train tickets from Amsterdam were quite pricey and no last minute travel deals were available. Sitting in bed in our Amsterdam hotel with the laptop I asked  google for a ...

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Restaurant Cafe in De Waag

Restaurant Cafe In De Waag is located at  Nieuwmarkt Square in the Oude Zijde (which means old side) district of Amsterdam. The mini castle lookalike was originally a gate for a  medieval village. The gate was built between 1425 and 1488, today it is a bustling cafe open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, high tea, drinks and tea and coffee refreshments. The building is referred to as the Waag. Wireless internet is available ...

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Waffles in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the city of treating yourself in every way imaginable..... Scooting around Dam Square we found this bustling place and stopped by to eat some waffles and dutch Poffertjes, on holidays in Amsterdam we had the time to leisurely explore the city and try out new places. Metropolitan Deli is an all in one dessert haven with patisserie cakes, chocolate, home made ice cream and for those watching their weight well there ...

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Europe on a budget

Europe on a budget is very possible and If you are like me and love the idea of travelling frequently for the rest of your life, travelling on a budget is a must! Having spent a month in Europe I can say that with the right attitude it is possible and not too difficult. I had a great time in Europe and returned to Australia with some money in the bank, ...

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