The Great Travel Adventure: Holland 2

Still in Holland and this week I show you a little bit of Zoetermeer. It is here where we met our friend Elize, who showed us her lovely neighbourhood and invited us into her home for a traditional Dutch dinner; it was a wonderful afternoon and evening! I hope you enjoy these images 🙂

Do have a look at my husband’s wonderful photographs: http://www.rayscam.com/

Up the steps...
Up the steps…
A pond not far from our friend's house.
A pond not far from our friend’s house.
A bit of artwork in the pond ;-)
A bit of artwork in the pond 😉
The wildlife...
The wildlife…
Painting or photograph?
Painting or photograph?
Yes...another bicycle.
Yes…another bicycle.
Beautiful Autumn colours.
Beautiful Autumn colours.
A lovely spot to meander through...
A lovely spot to meander through…
...and an awesome place to live!
…and an awesome place to live!
And of course, another windmill ;-)
And of course, another windmill!

Come back next week for Delft! 🙂

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The Great Travel Adventure: Holland 1

Hello folks and welcome to my homeland! It brings me great pleasure to bring you photos from this very lovely little country over the next few weeks. This week is Leiden, where we stayed with my lovely Aunt Nel for the 6 days we were there. It was  great!
Holland ends our most wonderful time abroad and I was very sad to leave; I could have travelled the globe forever! But, as they say, (and I’m not quite sure why) all good things must come to an end… I am certainly very thankful to have had the opportunity to see some beautiful parts of the world and to have done that with my best friend was just a bonus! 🙂

Do have a look at my husband’s wonderful photographs: http://www.rayscam.com/

A little lane way...there are many here!
A little lane way…there are many here!
Thought this was a great little coffee shop...
Thought this was a great little coffee shop…
Along the canal...
Along the canal…
Got to have the windmill!
Got to have the windmill!
Reflections...
Reflections…
The best way to travel here :-)
Bicycles…the best way to travel here 🙂
A drawbridge...
A drawbridge…
Keeping it in perspective...
Keeping it in perspective…
Looking in...
Looking in…
St Peter's Kerk (church)
Hooglandse Kerk (church)

Until next week! 🙂

The Great Travel Adventure: Paris 2

Last day in Paris… Unfortunately I woke up with a headache and so it took us a while to get moving, but when we did, we still managed to see quite a bit before boarding the Thalys to Amsterdam at 3 pm. I hope you enjoy the following photos of a bit more of Paris through my eyes 🙂

Do have a look at my husband’s wonderful photographs: http://www.rayscam.com/

Café des Relais d'Alsace...one of MANY places to eat and drink in Paris!
Café des Relais d’Alsace…one of MANY places to eat and drink in Paris!
Looking through an arch of The Louvre towards Pont des Arts (the bridge where lovers place locks on the long fence and throw the key in the Seine).
Looking through an arch of the Louvre towards the Pont des Arts (the bridge where lovers place locks on the long fences and throw the key in the Seine).
The Louvre is a huge structure and simply amazing to be amongst in all it's beauty!
The Louvre is a huge structure and simply amazing to be amongst in all it’s beauty!
A stunning piece of architecture...
A stunning piece of architecture…
The pyramid in front of the Louvre.
The pyramid in front of the Louvre.
It's always full of people here...tourists or not.
It’s always full of people here…tourists or not.
We didn't get up close and personal with the Eiffel Tower, but here she is!
We didn’t get up close and personal with the Eiffel Tower, but here she is!
On the Ponts des Arts where, yes, we put a lock on the bridge and threw the key in the Seine <3
On the Ponts des Arts where, yes, we put a lock on the bridge and threw the key in the Seine…
Threatre
Theatre de la Renaissance.
Canal Saint-Martin. not far from our hotel.
Canal Saint-Martin. not far from our hotel.

Next week we are in Holland for a while; hope to see you there! 🙂

The Great Travel Adventure: Paris 1

Ah Paris… What a beautiful city. We were lucky enough to fit in an overnight stay in Paris between  our visits to England and Holland. Although way too short (we spent one and a half lovely days out and about) it was an immense pleasure to visit this wonderfully vibrant city and I will be ever grateful to have had the opportunity 🙂

Do have a look at my husband’s wonderful photographs: http://www.rayscam.com/

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A restaurant in Rue Saint-Martin; literally translated: The Counter of the Artists…
Through the arch...
Through the arch…
The tower of...??
The tower of Saint-Jacques on the Boulevarde de Sébastopol.
One of the many eateries in Paris.
One of the many eateries in Paris.
The...??
Palais de Justice.
Detail of the...??
Detail of the Palais de Justice.
A small part of the Notre Dame.
A small part of the Notre Dame.
I love this building!
I love this building!
Detail of the Notre Dame.
Detail of the Notre Dame.
A lovely façade...
A lovely façade…

See you next week for part 2 of the lovely Paris 🙂