arriving to amsterdam
we are back in amsterdam and ready to start our new chapter here
after spending the holidays in south africa with my parents.
^^ we made it!!
even though chase had our new apartment all rented and ready
to go, i had booked a hotel for our first night back over new years
before that – just to have a nice landing in the city in case we hadn’t
found housing yet! well since we couldn’t cancel it, we decided to use
it! after a long flight from south africa (and through kenya) we dropped
our luggage at our new apartment and then headed to the victoria hotel.
chase thought i was crazy for still wanting to use our hotel night, but it ended
up being so nice after lots of travel to just be in a great hotel and relax
before unpacking and setting up our apartment the next day. it was so
lovely and for anyone coming to amsterdam – this was a great hotel
steps away from central station so we were fans! here are some photos
of our first night here…along with amazing dinner at 5&33!
view of central station from our window ^^
a cozy fire was so welcoming as we adjusted from
african summer to european winter. brrr!
^^ how he looks so good after 30 hours of travel is beyond me.
no photo of me because i look like i’d been hit by a bus! ;)
yummiest restaurant that our hotel recommended.
it’s just around the corner from the victoria!
the charcuterie board. come here for this! trust me!!!
truffle pasta ^^ flavorful, but a bit too strong for me
coming straight off so much travel.
^^ it sure looks pretty!
and, more pasta ordered by me. we were in the mood for warm comfort food :)
after our meal we ran back to our hotel in the rain to cozy up and get LOTS
of sleep after not sleeping for 30 hours on our long flights.
after sleeping for about 10 hours, we woke up early the next morning
to take in our new city. chase headed to his office and i walked to our
apartment, still pinching myself that we get to live here for a bit!!
updates soon on our place!