Bruges to Amsterdam

 

 

Anne-Marie @lizzydrip91

It’s that time of year again when we start planning holidays. Last year was the first time I ever went abroad and I did it all by myself. Okay, I only went across to Paris but it was liberating to just hop on the Eurostar and go to a whole new country.

I also caught the travelling bug.

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This year I’m hoping to travel again, but to two countries not just one. I am hoping to go to Belgium and Netherlands. I know they are next to each other, but I’m hoping that this trip will help show my parents that I’ll be okay when I make the big leap to a different country for work. I will be travelling solo on this trip once again. It’s not that I don’t have any friends, in fact I have loads, but there is something liberating about being able to do what I want when I want.

My plan of action for the trip is to fly from East Midlands Airport into Amsterdam and stay for 2 days. I’ll visit some of the wonderful museums and galleries they have to offer and take lots of photos of the beautiful scenery. I’ll also check out the night life whilst I’m there (it’d be silly not too!) After the 2 days are up, I’ll hop on to a connecting train and head to Bruges for two days and see what they have to offer me. I know for a fact that Belgium chocolate is world famous for a reason! After that I’ll fly home. I know I’m only going for a few days and moving to a whole new country is a life changing experience, but it’s a start.

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One thing that people always ask me about when I first went to Paris was; didn’t you get lonely? I did, but I also met some interesting characters and got to experience Paris – a place I had dreamt of visiting my whole life. I know that being on your own can be daunting, with the possibility of getting lonely, but I walked from the Eiffel tower all the way to Notre Dame (if you’ve ever been you’ll know how far it is); I got to experience Parisians waking up and doing everyday non-touristy things; I got to see places I never would have thought of seeing and I walked along the Champs Elysee at 10 o’clock at night and saw the hustle and bustle of the world famous road. (I saw a few supercars as well which was really cool!)

I am excited for my next trip as I know little about Amsterdam, except for the famous Red Light District and the Anne Frank museum, so I’m excited to see what I can learn. I’m even more excited about Bruges, as I know only what I have been told (and that’s not a lot). Hopefully I can make these trips happen because I’m not ready for grounded legs just yet.
(Featured Image: Westcord Hotels)

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