One thing you may not know about me is I have an impatient streak. Some people say impatient and some people say go-getter. I say impatience is a virtue not patience. You don’t get anywhere quick being patience. So i will tell you why i am telling you this. I used to be in the brownies when i was little. For those of you who dont know, brownies are girl guides or girls scouts in the USA but just younger.
During my time in the brownies one thing i learned was to ‘be prepared’. I have always loved this phrase. It has served me well throughout life. Now i am older this is now ingrained into my life. Why am i telling you this? In my last blog post i told you about Theo, a holiday and a leak. This is the ‘holiday’ part of the story continued. We booked to go to Amsterdam for a city break for four days and it got me thinking about Amsterdam.
The truth is i have not got a clue about Amsterdam apart from this is where the Van Gogh Museum is. As i said i like to be prepared so i went and opened my laptop and started researching ‘Things to do in Amsterdam’ I came cross all-sorts to do, boat trips on the canals, walks around the Red Light District and the coffee shop tours. Apparently these are all of he traditional things to do when visiting Amsterdam.
The thing is Chris and i don’t like to do the usual, traditional things. We like to do the unusual, go to the places where you dream about going. I started looking for ‘the unusual’ and gosh is there a lot of unusual things to do in Amsterdam. The mere fact there is so much to choose from was a bit daunting to start. Escape rooms, chocolate and ghost tours to name a few.
The thing that surprised me was Amsterdam has a beach. I had no idea, i thought it was landlocked but no, it has a beach. Again, i am rambling back to things to do. We decided we would choose two things each to do each as we are only going for four days. Chris chose first and i had an idea what he would choose, he always chooses the same beer and football. Guess what? i was right.
His choices are a tour of The Heineken Brewery followed by a tour of the football stadium called Johan Cruijff Arena. This where the team Ajax play. So Chris’ contribution to our city break as usual is beer and football. Mine however as always brings a slice of something different. Although Chris and I are a lot alike there are somethings which distinguish us as total individuals. I love art, culture, history and i love a good mystery.
My choices for the trip will add some of all of this to the four-day break. My first choice is as you probably guessed The Van Gogh Museum and i have already prepared Chris for a lengthy visit to this museum. I cannot tell you how excited i am to visit ‘The Van Gogh Museum’. I am going to get to see with m own eyes the paintings i have idolised since i can remember. My all time favourite has to be Orchard in Blossom with a view of Arles, an oil on canvas.
It has the most beautiful colours in it deep blues and greens as green as real life. I am not sure if this painting is as well-known as some of his works but i fell in love with it as soon as i saw it. I really hope this one is in the gallery. In case any of my readers have ever been and know if this painting is at the museum leave a comment. Anyway The Van Gogh Museum is my number one choice. My other choice is a bit out of the box but as i said before i love a mystery.
So my final choice is… The Mystery of the Secret Sender. This is ‘a new way to explore a city’ , you follow clues, explore the city, solve the puzzles and therefore the mystery. WOW, i am beyond excited for this week as i am for most of the things in my life ans yes i will follow-up with all of the photos and another post on the actual trip as soon as we get back so please watch out for that one i promise its going to be another adventure from the travel tales of thegotogirlsblog
PS.. Sorry i have not included my own photos in this blog post, i always use my own but i have not been yet so i don’t have any. I will post extras with the post to make up.
Again thanks for reading
Still loving my life
(especially now the carpet is drying out after the leak, more on that story later)
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