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Between bridges and tulips in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, with its more than hundreds of kilometres of canals is also named as “Venice of North”. I got to enjoy this city together with Parisbreakfasts two weeks ago, our first trip together. We had so much fun, already from the start so I hope this will be the beginning of more adventures!
As you know we had made plans to go to Keukenhof, the Spring garden famous for its tulips. However we followed the locals advice not going there as it would be too soon. Luckily we listened to them, a friend of mine went there the same day..the only tulips in full bloom where those in the in-door green-houses.
The most delicious lunch we had at the Seafood Bar, a separate post on this will follow, stay tuned!
We also visited the Van Gogh Museum which ended up quite funny. Giving each other 50 minutes to browse through the museum, we decided to meet on the benches on the ground floor. Apparantly we were both in time (rare!). However, knowing we both are time optimists and having a splash of chronic lateness we both assumed the other would be late, there of the reason we didn’t even look on the other bench. I had my eyes fixed on the stairs in front, waiting to see Carol. But she never showed up! Ten minutes passed and then twenty….I regretted I had told her to take her time. 20 minutes was a loooong time and worst thing I know is to wait….or to kill time. I told myself I better go and look for her on the different floors. Just about when I turned my head to go up I saw a familiar Kiehls bag, and the less than Carol! Sitting a few metres from me! Couldn’t blame each other, only laugh about it and continue our day out in the sunshine. Luckily the fountain outside the Van Gogh museum was surrounded by tulips in all different shapes and we got our dose of tulips after all ;-)

amsterdam-cityAmsterdam – “Venice of North”
tulips-amsterdampink tulips in Amsterdam
amsterdam-1Many cosy cafés side by side with the canals
tulips-amsterdam-2White tulips in Amsterdam
amsterdam-3One of the 1500 bridges in Amsterdam
amsterdam-4This is how the wash their windows in Amsterdam
tulips-amsterdam-4tulips outside the Van Gogh Museum

See you soon Paris

It might be a little bit quiet on my blog, I’m leaving to Amsterdam tomorrow, with Parisbreakfast! The most beautiful Spring garden at Keukenhof and the Van Gogh museum is on our list :-) Then I will continue towards Newcastle – Edinburgh and travel around in Scotland!

Will be back soon with lots of photos and stories to share ;-)

Chocolats de Pâques

Easter is coming up and it means all the chocolatiers in France are quite busy. I can only imagine how much chocolate the French eats during Easter :-) This is the period where I love passing by the vitrinas of the chocolatiers in Paris watching their too-beautiful-to-eat Easter egg creations. Easter egg hunts (chasses aux œufs) is very popular for the children, but around Easter, we are all counted as children, there is chocolate for everybody :-) I remember a beautiful Easter chocolate egg I recieved when I was working at Ladurée years ago which I saved for my sister as I know she loves chocolate. In Denmark, all employees at the company where I work, used to recieve chocolate Easter eggs made by Danish chocolatiers….

In France there are so many chocolatiers I can’t even the names of them all. Last weekend I passed by a few of my favourite ones and took some photos to share with you:

le-chocolat-alain-ducasse-saint-benoit Le Chocolat - Alain Ducasse
alain-ducasse-paquesLe Chocolat - Alain Ducasse
alain-ducasse-chocolatLe Chocolat - Alain Ducasse
alain-ducasse-chocolat-paquesLe Chocolat - Alain Ducasse
pierre-marcolini-paquesPierre Marcolini
pierre-marcolini-paques-1Pierre Marcolini
pierre-marcolini-paques-4Pierre Marcolini
pierre-marcolini-paques-5 Pierre Marcolini
jean-paul-hevin-paques-1Jean-Paul Hévin
jean-paul-hevin-paquesJean-Paul Hévin
jacques-genin-paques-3Jacques Genin
jacques-genin-paquesJacques Geninjacques-genin-paques-1Jacques Geninjacques-genin-paques-4Jacques Genin
gerard-mulot-paquesGérard Mulot
gerard-mulot-paques-1Gérard Mulot
gerard-mulot-paques-2Gérard Mulot
gerard-mulot-paques-3Gérard Mulot
arnaud-lahrer-paquesArnaud Lahrer
angry-birds-chocolateArnaud Lahrer
patrice-chapon-paquesPatrice Chapon
patrice-chapon-paques-1Patrice Chapon -

Cherry Blossoms in Paris

Cherry Blossoms in Paris

Cherry blossoms, or fleurs de cerisiers as they would say in French, have been blooming since a couple of weeks in Paris. I simply love it, its the most beautiful sign of the arrival of Spring. Last weekend I strolled around in Jardin du Luxembourg...went to the same “cerisier”, cherry blossom tree that I took my first cherry blossom photos in Paris back in 2010. Who knew I would be living in Paris a few years later? Still feels like a dream and I’m enjoying every single day…and to celebrate, here are a few dreamy photos I took of “my” cerisier the other day..before the guards whistled behind me shouting I had to step out of the lawn…..

Jardin du Luxembourg – 75006 Paris

Cherry Blossoms in ParisCherry blossom pink dreams
Cherry Blossoms in Parisfleurs de cerisier à Paris
Cherry Blossoms in ParisIf you are in Paris….
Cherry Blossoms in Parisdo go to Jardin du Luxembourg
Cherry Blossoms in Parisand enjoy these pink fluffy blossoms
Cherry Blossoms in ParisI wish they were in bloom are year long
Cherry Blossoms in Parischerry blossoms
Cherry Blossoms in ParisOne of the cherry blossom trees in Jardin du Luxembourg

Spring is here in Paris

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming” Pablo Neruda

Last weekend when I was strolling around in Jardin du Luxembourg the Earth was laughing in flowers <3

Jardin du Luxembourg, 75006 Paris

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s

jardin-luxembourg-printemps jardin-du-luxembourg-1 printemps-jardin-du-luxembourg-004 jardin-du-luxembourg-005 printemps-jardin-luxembourgjardin-du-luxembourg-0005The Luxembourg Palace

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