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Amsterdam City Break!

Amsterdam is a place I’d never visited before but it was definitely on my list of places I wanted to go. I loved the tall different multi-colored buildings that line the canals that you would see in pictures. Did you know that Amsterdam use to have a tax on the width of peoples house? That is why you see the tall skinny house – people built up instead out out! I had also read about visiting Anne Frank’s house and how everyone cycles everywhere (even that there are more bikes than people!). And who could forget the red light district and ‘Coffee Shops’. When I was back home in England my family and I decided to visit for a quick city break over the Easter holidays. The plane ride was only an hour and after visiting for the 4 days it has quickly become one of my favourite European cities.

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Our flight arrived early in the morning and after touching down we took the train into the city center. Luckily our hotel was right across from the train station so we did not have to go far. We checked in and checked out our very tiny rooms (they were still great). My sister and I shared a room and noticed after unpacking that our room had a very slight tilt to it (if you put anything on the side table/dresser and it was round in any way it would roll right off!).

Train Station

Train Station

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Our Hotel (the 2 to the right of the red building)

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You can see the tilt here!

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The next few hours we meandered around the city taking in the sites, sounds and smells (when you passed a ‘coffee house’). The first stop was the Waag which is Amsterdam’s oldest surviving gatehouse as well as Oude Kerk. On the way there we also had to walk through the red light district. This was definitely an interesting experience.

The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse

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Oude Kerk

Oude Kerk

After a quick lunch we decided to take the train/tram over the the Jewish Historical Museum. Right when we got done looking around we realized that there was an Amy Winehouse exhibition taking place (until 4th September) so we walked around it. From there we were all so tired that we decided to make our way back to the hotel and rest before venturing out for dinner. Dinner was at a little restaurant just off Rembrandtplein.

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Green Jacket // Black Jeans // Boots – Old by Camper (similar, similar) // Navy Jacket // Purse

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Statue of Rembrandt and the Night Watch

Statue of Rembrandt and the Night Watch

We made our way slowly back to the hotel, walking again through the red light district which was now just coming alive, stopping at one last place – Sweetella!

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After a very filling dessert it was bed time!

Make sure to stop by for day 2!

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

— Pauley’s Original Crepe Bar —

I had the chance to meet up with Virginia, a good friend of mine for Lunch today. Pauley’s in downtown Athens was our destination of choice since she had never been. When we sat down we started having a good chinwag and so it took us forever to order but when we did we, of course, over ordered.

Menu

We started with the Pesto Tartine (these are also good if you add chicken) however, I will say that the Chicken Tchoupitoulas are my favorite! You must try those if you go.

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For mains my friend had a Ceasar salad and I had the roast beef crepe. With this we both shared the smashed potatoes (so good and such a good idea!) and the pesto pasta salad (I’m a huge fan of pesto if you cannot already tell – my husband says I could live off the stuff).

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There was definitely no room for dessert but the smores crepe is amazing if you save room. I am also partial to the peanut butter crepe.

After our bellies were full we had a little wander around downtown where we found this guy!

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After a few snaps we headed home with the promise of not waiting so long to see each other next time.
IMG_1007 IMG_1006 IMG_1005Dress – Old (Similar) // Boots and here // Bag

For those of you in Atlanta…keep an eye out because Pauley’s Atlanta opens soon! I cannot wait.

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

P.S. These boots are sooo comfortable and versatile. I love that you can dress them up or down and that they are a bit different…definitely a great piece and one that I have worn a lot. They come in a bunch of different colours in the suede and then also in a smooth black leather.