Thursday, November 12, 2009


So last weekend I went to the beach in Scheveningen with my host parents. We were very lucky because the weather was beautiful!
We walked along the water and then down the pier. At the end of the pier there is a place for ice skating AND bungee jumping! I've always wanted to try bungee jumping (don't worry mom, I resisted the temptation, ahah) but unfortunately it is against AFS regulations to do anything of the kind due to insurance etc.
All in all Scheveningen is a lovely place with plenty of shops and cafes for all the tourists!

See more photos here!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Hello my lovely friends!
I thought I'd share a few pictures from a couple weeks ago when I went to Gouda, a very traditional city famous for it's stroopwafels, candles, and you guessed it, Gouda cheese!
First stop, the cheese factory!

Inside was a lovely and very typical dutch stained glass window.

Peter and Jose! Love them!

This is a type of cuckoo clock thing where every hour these little guys will make their appearance as little chimes go off.

This is the very beautiful Stadhuis (town hall)

't Keldertje is a historic candle shop where you can buy authentic Gouda candles. Look how small and sweet it is!

Inside the library

This little sign indicates a location to be a historic monument. Seeing as Gouda is such a old and historic town, you can find these almost everywhere!

Andy Goldsworthy was here!
Outside the library

More later :P
p.s. somehow in the process of making this post the text got all messed up so it's hard to read.. sorry!