Archive for December, 2010

It’s all over again. Time was running so fast…or maybe we were just so busy…busy meeting up with old friends, busy eating too much(junk food), busy drinking quite a lot (of wine), busy avoiding getting hit by cars or bikes, busy trashing my camera, busy trashing Jess’ camera. As you can see, our trip was quite eventful. Thank God for camera phones…otherwise this blog entry would consist of boring text only.

the obligatory picture


reunion no.1 : Jess, Todor and I

After dragging up our suitcases 4 entire stairways (of course our hotel room was on the top floor of the entire building), we had some yummy Italian food and good laughs. Amsterdam is so pretty and sparkly at night…and my heart smiled, when I saw the “bling-building” again:

the very last picture before my beloved camera died 😦

Yeah, my camera died. Quite unfair considered the fact that I was 100% sober and did not even drop it myself. It was the wind. True story. Note to self: don’t try self-timed pictures when it’s windy outside….Well, at least now I know what Santa can get me for Christmas.

A day later, Jess’ camera broke as well. Come on, what are the odds?? This is the point where camera phones come in handy:

Amsterdam at night

 

legendary parking skills in front of our hotel


beautiful


wooden tulips

 

the coolest bike I’ve ever seen


having a drink with Santa and Rudolph

 

reunion no.2: Fleur and I…just like in old times

When we were not too busy drinking wine and eating Bitterballen and Kaastangel, Fleur taught us how to pronounce “Heerhugowaard” the right way. Funny name for a city. We went there the next day to see Urinetown(Zeikstad)…the mjuuuuuuuuuuuuuuusical ;-). Boring city but great show! Can’t remember the last time I’ve laughed so much!

reunion no.3. Jess, Renée and I

The next day we got up early to go to Den Haag (The Hague) to see Mary Poppins. The weather sucked and for that reason we decided to skip the sightseeing and go see a movie instead. We saw Rapunzel in 3D…it was a great and funny movie even though I honestly managed to fall asleep during the loudest scene of the entire movie. Pure awesomeness, I’m telling you! 😉

Kurhaus in Scheveningen


indoor sightseeing


the wind kinda played with us…Mary Poppins-style

 

Mary Christmas 😉


reunion no.4: Jess, Erwin and I

Th next day we were surprised by quite a lot of snow and pretty heavy traffic on the streets so that it took us over 14 hours to get home. Meanwhile, we were stuck on the highway for hours where I honestly thought I was gonna die cuz I had to pee so badly and there was no toilet in sight (not even bushes)…but eventually the traffic started to move (way too sloooow) and I got to use a toilet and survived 😉

To sum up: We had a great week in the “land of cheese” and I am already looking forward to next year’s winter roadtrip.

Chicks on Tour

Posted: December 12, 2010 in Bling Bling, friends, fun, Travel
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Tomorrow’s the day: two awesome chicks on the road – aaaall the way to beautiful Amsterdam. Looking forward to reunions, good food, new shows, great shopping and lotsa bling. ‘Nuff said 🙂

watch out!

I went to Rostock with my mom and sister yesterday for some Christmas shopping and to check out Rostock’s beautiful Christmas market, which is the biggest in northern Germany. Can’t remember the last time I have been there. I just love the smell of roasted almonds, chestnuts, glogg and gingerbread cookies…yummm!

welcome to the Christmas Market

 

candyshop

 

Glühwein (glogg)

 

my faves: roasted almonds and candied apples

 

traditional Christmas stars


traditional Christmas pyramid

I love the pre-Christmas season, even though the shopping for the right Christmas presents gets more annoying each year.True story.

I’ve been living in complete chaos during the last few weeks: books, papers, studying, lotsa reading, notes, pens, lotsa energy drinks, no sleep, no make up, no fun, nervous breakdowns, lotsa sweat, frustration and panic attacks…I lived in a mess and I looked like a mess. BUT since last week, everything’s over: I survived my first academic degree!!!! Who would have thought blondie could make it??! lol

Even though everything is over now, no more exams, no more presentations, no more papers…I still don’t feel relieved yet. Weird. Hopefully the relief will come once I got my BBA certificate.

my first book: 70 pages of pure awesomeness.