Fly Away

We booked our Paris tickets!!! I am so excited for my upcoming visit to Jay. Maybe it’s because I’m working OT right now or because it’s been almost 3 months since we last saw each other, but I don’t care the reason. We just started planning the small side trips and a rough itinerary. I couldn’t be more excited to adventure with him!

So what are we going to do while I’m there?

Keukenhof. Perhaps one of the most famous things about the Netherlands is their tulips. Last time I visited the country I was too late for tulip season and I was pretty bummed about it. This year I should be there just in time! Keukenhof is the most well-known place for tulip viewing in the country. I’m really excited to wander through the park and take pictures of all the flowers with my new camera!
De Smickel. What’s that? Only the best place to feast on pannenkoeken! De Smickel is extremely popular and, from what I remember, in the middle of nowhere. It’s a real destination. Last time I visited we waited for upwards of an hour+ for a table, but it was worth the wait. You can get your Dutch pancake filled with a variety of different toppings (for lack of a better word) and you better come hungry because these are UGE! Koningsdag. While this isn’t a place, it’s sure to be a great time. Jay and I will be celebrating King’s Day in the Netherlands. It’s a very large national-pride day with small markets, concerts, and the color orange everywhere! We haven’t decided whether to go to Amsterdam or Rotterdam, but I’m sure either would be a lot of fun. I also hear the Dutch are really good at fireworks so I can’t wait to


  1. Yay! I’m so excited for you to be seeing him again soon! ^-^ Your plans sound like they are going to be so much fun, especially the tulip viewing and even more so, King’s Day!! Also the De Smickel with the filled pancakes sounds absolutely delicious!

    1. @marissa Thank you! I’m really excited too. We just started planning the details and it’s getting closer! I’m really excited to experience more of the Dutch culture when I’m there. Mmmm, De Smickel is one of the best places I’ve eaten. I think I like it because the concept is so simple but everything about it tastes amazing! :)

  2. OMGGGG I didn’t know you were also planning to go to Paris, but I am sooooo excited for you! I love tulips, and I wish to experience tulip viewing one day, too! I hope you have lots of fun! <3

    1. @Diana it was just a possibility of a mini side trip we kept discussing until last week! We booked our train and hotel so now we have to go. I’ll take lots of pictures along the way to share with you! :)

  3. So excited for you guys! Sounds like so much fun and so much to cover! TheFarawayBoyfriend and me are also FOODIES … Really, all about the food, so please make sure to eat lots and lots of yummy delicious food! 😀

    1. hahaha @delia I’m pretty sure Jay and I got so close because we share a love for food! I’m glad we’re not the only ones…I’ll be sure to try all the different foods and take pictures so I can tell you all about them when I get back from my visit! :)

    1. @gibran Yes, a ton of adventures! We’re both really excited. He’s been to Paris before and always told me “I should take you to Paris” so it’s cool that we are actually going there now!

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