Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Really we traveled around Tuscany quite a bit, visiting Florence, Pisa and Siena. 

Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

We traveled to Brussels on the same trip as Bruges and Amsterdam and I thought it was just wonderful. The Grand Place was marvelous. The Rue des Bouchers was filled with excellent restaurants, chocolate was top notch and the lambic beers are my favorite ever.  Would go back in a heartbeat. 

 

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges was, as the film described, like a fairy tale. It was picturesque and pretty, and I will probably need to included some of those gorgeous old fashion buildings here in the future. Plus its a great place to have a fruity beer.

But, we were on this trip to the Netherlands and Belgium. This was the day before we headed back to the states and still no windmill spottings, not a one! So, when I saw that there were windmills on the map in Bruges it became a mission to track it down. 45 min of wandering and an arguement later- and this is what we found.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 With more canals than Venice, your more likely to be crushed by a silent but deadly tram or a wild herd of bike riders in suits than you ever are with a car. I had a good time in Amsterdam- the city is pretty, clean and everyone is super polite. Had wonderful time enjoying Indonesian rice tables, a drink at an ex pat bar The Flying Dutchman, and staring intently at every Van Gogh piece in the Van Gogh Museum.