Second blog post in one day. I know, I’m on a roll!
I went to the Netherlands to visit my family there earlier this year. I love Amsterdam and my cousins showed me around. They know I love vintage, so they took me to an op shop (thrift store, second hand). BEST PLACE EVER.
Travel is another passion of mine. I pretty much want to leave my job and travel, but sadly I have a mortgage to pay and I can’t go to work overseas for another year.
When I was in Holland, my family looked after me, they refused to let me pay for anything, even though I tried to. I have family in Amsterdam, Veere, Rotterdam and Hengelo. My Oma moved to New Zealand in the mid-1950s, to stay with my great Uncle, and was originally going to stay in NZ for a year. She was actually saving up to go back home, but then she met my Opa at a dance – so romantic. Thank god (literally) she met him, otherwise I probably wouldn’t exist LOL.
My cousin is an amazing photographer and took photos of me all around Amsterdam (unfortunately he didn’t travel with me. Elsewhere around Holland I had to settle for selfies and asking others to take photos of me).
Here’s the opshop:
A shoe shop (Wanted to live in this shoe shop, but I had to leave 😥 )
A canal cruise:
And my favourite: