Monthly Archives: August 2013

Texel Island

After a failed attempt to take off to Giethoorn, me and a friend took off on an impromptu bike trip at the Texel Islands in the North of Holland. We reached the island after an hour on the train to Den Halder followed by a Boat ride to the island, not before accidentally trespassing into the adjacent military docks and eventually getting kicked out by the security personal who showed up out of nowhere figured we were harmless tourists who couldn’t read dutch.

We only managed to bike half of the island, along the incredible dutch country side, which in itself turned out to be a 35kms round trip. It being a sunday, we had to turn back, to be just in time for the last ferry.


Van Gogh Museum

This was my second visit to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam and since I had already seen most of the art, I got to spend time looking at other things, while my friends did their browsing. I should admit, I found the architecture of the building more beautiful and enjoyable than the art pieces themselves. People predictably gave me confused looks, every time I aimed my camera in directions and towards places which seemingly had nothing to offer, for them to talk to their friends about.

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After the trip to Paris, I needed a break to settle in and to let the fact sink in, that I actually crossed an item off my bucket list. Most of my time went into the usual work, personal projects and editing photos. It was over a month, before I felt I was ready to travel again. One sunday, with all my friends down being lazy, it was becoming evident that the day’s plan to visit the Tilburg fair was not going to materialise, at which point I decided to take off alone to visit Delft – a very cute university town in the South of Holland.

Two trains and 45 minutes later, I was greeted by the sight of cycles…

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Alternate modes of transport

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Gorgeous canals, most of which were calmer, narrower and prettier than those in Amsterdam

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Open parks and grounds

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Shops and old buildings that look like they are making faces

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