Out and About In Amsterdam

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Good day guys! Last night I came back from Stuttgart and jumped into bed right away. Sleep was the only thing on mind. I promised awhile ago to share photos from Amsterdam with you, and today I thought is the perfect time. I have to say before I begin telling you more about the city that this is probably my last trip in a while, especially with the holiday season approaching and the temperatures dropping down. But we'll see! And as you know I started to work again full time so I barely have any free time, but I'm gonna try to use that time wisely (aka blog whenever I can). Although it might be getting much colder, I somehow started to invest in summer pieces (?) don't ask me why. I may or may have not invested in a romper in Amsterdam. Like what kind of person buys a romper when it's f-f-freezing outside?! I think my body is really in need of some sunshine and I'm just preparing for my future vacation, which will happen maybe in the summer haha. Oh well, now back to the cold memories of Amsterdam. I will be honest, it was a really bad day (probably normal for Dutch people). But I was dying. I felt like I'm back in Wales and the raindrops splashing on my face felt like needles. The whole day I was freezing but it was probably my fault, I forgot how windy and unpredictable the climate in Holland is, and should have just worn more layers. But I still enjoyed my time there, wandering around, immersed in the dreamy architecture of the city, taken along with the rush of bicycles everywhere I turned.

Amsterdam is one of a kind. A city where there is a takeway, a restaurant or a café/bar on almost every corner. A place where some recereational drugs are legal and where women in the red light disctrict will smirk at you and sway in a seductive way, meanwhile innocently sucking on a lollipop. It's only a few reasons why it attracts so many tourists from all over the world. Maybe one of the main ones actually. But for me it's a city which never sleeps. The European version of New York in some way. It's hustling and bustling whether it's rainy or cold, there are always people, and bicycles, hundreds and thousands of them. It's hard to put into words a description that would sum up what this vast and diverse city is really like. It's everything but boring. It was my third time in Amsterdam but I still did not find a place where I liked the food and could recommend it to you guys if you ever go (although I'm sure there are many great places), but this time I was still happy with my takeaway noodles to warm up on that windy Saturday afternoon.

With Love,
Bri



















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6 comments

  1. Great city! Amazing pictures!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  2. Hello Bri! I just found your blog and I can't stop reading it! You know what, you helped me to make a final decision and I am ready to create my own blog as well!!! Could you please give me some tips? And could you tell me how to create your blog, I mean which website are you using yourself? O god, I am so bad at this already hahah. Lots of love, Mon

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    1. Hello Mona, nice to meet you! I am so so happy that you were inspired by my blog to create your own, it means more than I can tell! Of course I can share some tips, that's not a problem:) I am using blogger, although I was originally planning to use wordpress, but I changed my mind as I found blogger to be somewhat easier and I just picked it up pretty quickly. I heard Jimdo is good for websites too, I am sure there are many hosting websites. So it's up to you really, which one you wanna use.

      Another tip I would give is to take your time in choosing a name for your blog. It's probably the most important aspect of your blog. Afterwards purchase a domain with the name you liked most, and connect it to your blog. It's a lot of work if you're doing this for the first time but it's really worth it. (It took me a while to choose a name, but once you find that perfect one you'll feel it). I also recommend in either purchasing a template or looking for a website which offers free ones (there are tons of them), because the look of your blog is just as important as the name of it, or its content. It all has to work together in my opinion, otherwise blogging won't be fun and you won't be satisfied with it, or at least that's the case for me.

      A general tip, is just to find yourself while blogging. Find your writing style, find your audience, the things you wanna share and you don't. Don't expect to be/know everything like a famous blogger who's been doing it for years, but definitely have blogs you look up to - it will keep you motivated and inspired. But most importantly - take your time and keep sharing your stories. I really hope this helped you a little and if you have any more questions, just let me know!

      With Love,
      Bri

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    2. Awww you are so sweet, thank you so much for an honest reply. I really appreciate that. You know, the only thing which bothers me is how to get that audience? I know it's silly to think this way, but there are sooo many bloggers and interesting people out there! Did you do any sort of advert for your blog or something like that? Or did it grow just naturally?

      Thank you for your advice!
      Lots of love, Mon

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    3. This one's hard. It takes time, for some it comes faster, for some it takes a lot longer. I don't think I have the biggest audience, but I do have quite a bit of readers who are constantly coming back. Of course it's always nice to see new people joing along but it should never be the main reason for writing and sharing your stories on the blog. I would just advise leaving comments on other bloggers' posts, so people can discover your blog faster that way. Other than that, just keep writing and it will all come naturally on its own! :)

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