I’m still beaming from the road trip I just came back from!
Driving around in a car feels like absolute freedom. If you can’t remember the last time you went on a road trip, then it’s been much too long and you should go on one!
Our driving route took us out of Paris, through the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, into Bruges in Belgium, and into Amsterdam for three days.
Then, we drove back down through Gent, with a stay in a little deserted beach town in Belgium called De Panne. We laughingly joked that the town should have been called En Panne (meaning, busted/out of order).
Everything about Amsterdam seemed so new and different for me. Honestly, I went there having no idea of what to expect. Which is sometimes the best way to travel.
Of course, Queen’s Day in Amsterdam was stark raving mad!! It may perhaps have been the biggest party I’ve ever seen.
I did set up my goods on the street. I think people were more interested in buying beers than cosmetics. But nevertheless, it was a great experience! And I’m sure with more experience, I’ll get better about my sales pitch 😉
I saw bikes, bikes, bikes! Everywhere bikes! And beautiful canals and boats. And great sunlight.
The vibe in Amsterdam is just so chill. During Queen’s Day, there were lots of people selling their old things. Like clothes!
I felt like I was in garage sale heaven. A girl ended up just giving me an orange Zara coat, and I bought a hardly used Miu Miu bag and a round knitted hat.
Oh the things that I saw!
But sometimes, it’s better to let photos speak for themselves 🙂