5 days in Amsterdam?

A friend  asked me, knowing that I recently visited Amsterdam a month ago, what I think were the interesting things to do if one have only 4-5 days available to visit the city. I told her that for me, these are the places and things to do for a short trip visit:

1.) Van Gogh Museum

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2.) Piazza Dam and the Royal Palace

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3.) Red Light District

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5.) Albert Cuyp market, De Pijp

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6.) De Hallen

7.) the food…

8.) Begijnhof

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10. Just strolling around…

11.) Rijksmuseum

BA1205CF-69BC-4F8B-8B76-6F0E4CE8184A12.) Anne Frank house – It was not possible to take a picture of this historical house, but I was really glad that I was able to visit one of Amsterdam’s points of interest. I read the story of this unfortunate girl and her family. Do hope that this sad event will make people realize the value of Peace, Compassion, Empathy and Love.

Oh! This list is not complete enough to describe all the interesting things to do and to learn in Amsterdam. Wishing everyone a pleasant day!

Thoughts

When words cannot adequately express thoughts and feelings…

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When something can express it all without saying or doing anything but by just being there…

 

 

 

Orto Botanico di Padova, Veneto, Italy

Dear everyone, today was truly one of the best moments of my life! Until now, I’m still overwhelmed by all the species of plants that I saw in this extremely wonderful Botanical garden. It’s true that this is one of the places here in Italy that I hoped to visit, now that I have visited it, I must say that ” this place was something that is extraordinarily interesting and well organized that it left me with such sense of awe that at 3 a.m. in the morning I am still here savoring yesterday’s event”.  I think this is truly a place to visit (Just park the car – the parking fee at Prato della Valle, Padova is not that cheap but for what you can see in this particular site – the Botanical garden is just 7 minutes away from the Basilica of St. Anthony di Padua – what I paid for parking  my car was totally worth it! – and walk to the Botanical garden – There are indications for the Botanical garden or if you cannot find one. you can also ask someone for directions. Oh! there is a time capsule with messages and seeds of  peace in the garden!

Thankful to all those persons who made this very valuable experience possible. For those who love nature or just simply touch the essence of it, this is a place that will really make you feel so lucky to be part of a wonderful and priceless painting  entitled – LIFE.

Quote from David Attenborough

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BIODIVERSITY GARDEN, PADOVA

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A GLIMPSE OF THE OLDEST UNIVERSITY BOTANICAL GARDEN OF THE WORLD CREATED IN THE YEAR 1545

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PHILADELPHIA, U.S.A.

Mirrors…

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As our bus of the “Bigbus Tour” entered the center of the city, it was really so awesome to  travel in the midst of these modern and incredibly beautiful Skyscrapers of Philadelphia. Wow! in certain angles they seem like mirrors  reflecting the sky, another building and the light that changes at different moments of the day seemed to give a new color to them. Skyscrapers like these can also be as interesting as some some historical buildings in Europe.

 

AMSTERDAM

It’s been years since I thought of going to Amsterdam but due to time and of course money, it was just not possible for me to go and visit this beautiful and liberal city in Europe. This time I was able to visit it and it was such an exhilarating, exciting and wonderful experience. Come sempre, every trip to a new place or country leaves me with that heartwarming feeling that there is truly a lot of things, places and people to discover and to know. I’m running after time…

Here are some photos that I would like to share with all of you. Have a wonderful weekend to all!!!

Sunrise…

Rijksmuseum

Van Gogh Museum

Windmills…

Volendam

Maarken…

King’s day April 27, 2018

Typical street food?

Pancakes…one of the best that I’ve tasted…

Amsterdam…

My opinion about this city? My trip to visit it was more than I imagined. A VERY BEAUTIFUL CITY !