VERSAILLES.

Last week I finally made my way to Versailles, on a group trip. The weather was absolutely gorgeous: 70 degrees & sunny. It was warm enough to skip the jacket & rock a sleeve-less top! I was so happy about it.

 

I was in love with all the fountains and gold detailing. Versailles is something I’ll never forget. It was incredible, I would definitely go back if I had the time.

 

Taking the RER Train to Versailles was super easy & convenient. It only took 45-50 minutes, and it goes by quickly if you’re talking to friends. If you’re in France, I highly recommend it.

 

France is just beautiful. I wish I was going to be staying longer, but it’s just not possible right now. I don’t want to dwell about the LITTLE time I have left, but appreciate the time I did have here. I got to experience so much, and meet some amazing people. I have one more trip coming up this month: Nice; the south of France! I am SO EXCITED FOR THAT.

Stay tuned for my Barcelona blog post next!

xo

 

A WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM.

So this is a blog post I’m super excited to write. Amsterdam is the first place I’ve traveled to, since I arrived in Paris in late January. Where do I even begin?

Amsterdam is BEAUTIFUL. The city is charming, the canals are gorgeous, and I really enjoyed my time there. It was cold & rainy, but that didn’t bother me at all. I’m actually wanting to plan another weekend trip— when it’s a little warmer & their tulips start blooming.

So, my friends and I took a bus from Paris to Amsterdam. It wasn’t bad at all, I mean, it was the cheapest option! We stayed at a hostel called “The Train Lodge“, which was conveniently located right by the train station (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)

It is an old train, converted into a hostel. It was cheap- and did the job! I would recommend if you want to save $$$. There are three bunk beds to each cabin, and bigger rooms hold six bunk beds. The train lodge location is ONE STOP away from Amsterdam Centraal Station (where everything is) so it worked out great!

We went to the Moco Museum and saw a BANKSY x Salvator Dali exhibition (AMAZING). We went to Anne Frank’s house (of course), also to the Heineken Experience (well worth it!). We walked around for hours, and explored the city. I LOVED EVERY MOMENT.

Train Lodge.

 

 

Moco Museum.

 

 

Coffee shops!

 

Heineken Experience.

The Canals.

 

Anne Frank’s House & museum. 

 

I can’t stop saying how much I loved this city. It is worth visiting! The people spoke English, the city is super clean, and the people are nice. I can’t wait to go back! Until next time, Amsterdam.

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xo