Tomorrow’s Travel to Tulip Country

Amsterdam
A canal in Amsterdam. Courtesy of Google Images.

I’m ashamed that I couldn’t think of a better title; cheesy alliteration is cheesy. It’s already half past ten and I’m already supposed to be in bed so I could wake up early tomorrow for my flight. I’m a little low on creative juice right now so please bear with me.

So I told you all last March that I will be spending my Easter/Spring holidays in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I am actually really super excited about this, not only because I get to go to a new country to add to the list of countries I have visited, but also due to our trip’s itenerary. Only a few days ago, I found out that not only we are going to go to Amsterdam as a family, but also we are visiting Brussels in Belgium for a day tour! Wonders will never cease – I’ll be adding two countries to my list now!

The our general itenerary is like this:

Tomorrow – Flight from Cairo to Amsterdam-Schipol, arrive, check in hotel, do some sightseeing in the evening

Friday – Visiting the Rijksmuseum, Friday prayers in a Dutch-Turkish mosque and taking a cruise in the canals

Saturday – A guided day tour of Keukenhof, a place where lots of tulips are grown in the Dutch countryside

Sunday – A guided tour of Brussels from Amsterdam, including a 3 hour bus trip, visiting the Grand-Place and other Belgian landmarks, return to Amsterdam on the same day

Monday – Flight back home to Cairo

Mind you, I don’t exactly know the details in terms of schedules. I trust that my parents know what and where we should be going, because it was really their idea to visit Amsterdam in the first place. I kept suggesting to go to St. Petersburg, Budapest or Vienna but my mother really wanted to see tulip flowers in full bloom in spring. Turkey is another tulip country, it was the country that originally passed on the flowers to the Dutch anyway, but having visited the country twice already, my parents would like something else for a change.

I have all my stuff ready and packed for tomorrow. I printed a sheet of Dutch phrases ready just in case, even though many Dutch people can speak English. Maybe I should print a French phrasebook too, because I haven’t polished up my French in a very long time. Hopefully, I will write up a great big article or two about this vacay with lots of pictures just like Antalya for y’all to enjoy. I won’t be able to take my laptop with me. Although I’m a little hazy about our activity schedule, I know it will include a whole lot of sightseeing and walking about so I have no time for blog updates there. I will, of course, remain available via social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram providing that the hotel has a free and reliable WiFi connection.

I believe that this whole trip will be a blast, just like the trips I had before or maybe even better! I pray for a safe flight tomorrow. See you after five days!

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6 Comments

  1. Privet Ahmad! Have a great time on your vacation and come back with lots of photos and stories : )

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  2. Спасибо Katherine! I did come back from my vacation and I took so many photos and visited so many places that making the posts is taking much longer than I expect. I’m rather meticulous with my web-designs. Also I’m in my exam season this month, so I’m trying really hard to finish it. Oh thank you too for the link! I favourited and followed it as soon as you commented. Wonderful posts, as always. It’ll be extremely useful!

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