amsterdam, netherlands

Fun fact: Did you know that Amsterdam is a city in the region of Holland in the country of the Netherlands whose people are Dutch?

We didn’t! Anyways, after the windmill town we headed to Amsterdam. This is the station – a famous building in itself.

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We had no concrete plans so we just wandered around the city.

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zaanse schans, netherlands

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On the second day, we went to de Zaanse Schans – a historic windmill town near where we were staying. This was one of the highlights for me on the trip. The small town preserved the old style of houses … Continue reading

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keukenhof, lisse, netherlands

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Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens – focusing on tulips. It’s located in Lisse, Netherlands and is only open a few months of the year. My family highly recommended that I visit and I was not disappointed. … Continue reading

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wormerveer, netherlands

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Ditta and I decided to take a mini-trip to another country while she was here. We chose Amsterdam since it was the cheapest in such sort notice. I had also wanted to see the Tulip festival. Since it was last … Continue reading

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ditta takes london – day 4

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John wanted to show her around his neighborhood on day 4 so we headed over to Brixton after work. He took us around the places he showed me when I first arrived: Brixton Village, Bowie Wall, etc. We had dinner … Continue reading

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ditta takes london – day 2-3

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I had work during the week so we met up after and wandered around London some more. The nights were kind of a blur since we explored all the nearby neighborhoods. We hit up sights in Chinatown, Soho, and Trafalgar Square. While walking … Continue reading

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ditta takes london – day 1

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I’m hosting my first visitor – the lovely Ditta. She is hopping around Europe for the next 2 weeks with my apartment as home base. Thanks to John for lending the air mattress and Anne for the extra comforter. 🙂 I … Continue reading

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herne hill

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This weekend has the best weather  I’ve experience since moving here. I was just planning on hanging at home on Saturday but I ended up going to Anne’s neighborhood of Herne Hill. She was kindly lending me a comforter for an … Continue reading

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pancit canton

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My favorite non-soup noodles.

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phở bò viên

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Growing up, Sunday mornings up had a somewhat consistent routine. After waking up, we would eat the my dad’s hot dog omelet while reading the morning paper (mostly the Sunday funnies). Next, we would go to church, eat lunch at at Pho 99 … Continue reading

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