Hi friends! The other half of my spring break post is here!! For the rest of it, I went to Amsterdam as well as Paris; both were amazingly beautiful. Follow my journey of the two cities below!
Beautiful canals line the streets along with the many bikes (the city is very friendly toward bikers) – as the locals say “We’re like Venice but we’re not sinking” haha!
Pancakes are eaten as lunch or dinner, never breakfast in Amsterdam, so we sought to find a nice “lunch” spot where we could taste the local favorite. This place came highly recommended and it did not disappoint!! I got a bacon, cinnamon and ice cream pancake – delicious! Plus, they gave out free keychains.
Amsterdam is also known for their fries (which were so good!) and locals also tend to put melted cheese on their hot dogs – who knew?!
We ended up visiting where the beer started and it was such a unique experience. We learned the history, the process and even the pouring of the beer – I had never done a tour like this before and was really glad I did!
Fun Fact: Foam is important to beer because it protects it from oxygen (which causes beer to lose it’s flavor) and keeps it from getting flat/lose the bubbles.
This literally took my breath away seeing it sparkle at night like this!
Wouldn’t be Paris without some Nutella-filled crepes!
The city was worried the locks would sink the original so it was moved to a fence nearby instead.
Here’s the original! This is where Carrie Bradshaw proposed to Big on Sex and the City – and right across is the famous Louvre Museum.
Versailles Louis XIV built it because he was a very grand king who bought lots of clothes, threw big parties, and wanted something no one else had. Fun Fact: Since he never took showers, he also had a hand in starting the perfume industry. Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette also lived here as well.
That’s all for now, check back for more posts on the rest of my Study Abroad trip!
See you in the next post!