A Long Weekend Getaway [Amsterdam and Brussels]

This time last weekend was an adventurous one. As a family, we took a trip to explore the historic, yet hip city of Brussels for a day. In addition, we also spent two days in the bicycle loving city of Amsterdam.

I love visiting other countries, learning about their histories, cultures and any quirky facts that only the people of that country or city might know. For example, did you know that most people of Amsterdam have two or more bikes? One that is used for work and another one used for an everyday purpose!

Visiting these cities also presented me with the opportunity to capture moments with my dad’s Nikon D90 that that were breathtaking. Scroll on ahead and be prepared to be hit by a myriad of incredible gothic style architecture of Brussels and the sea of stunning tulips from the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens.

The weather was really not on our side, but we made the best of what we had and it was great. Indeed, a couple of days were certainly not enough to explore all the nooks and crannies of the cities! This just means one thing – another visit is a must!

The King's House (a.k.a Het Broodhuis)
The King’s House (a.k.a Het Broodhuis)
The Guild Houses (Above: The House of the Dukes of Brabant)
The Guild Houses (Above: The House of the Dukes of Brabant)
St.Hubert Gallery
St.Hubert Gallery
TinTin, Snowy and Captain Haddock
TinTin, Snowy and Captain Haddock
Yummy waffles from The Waffle Factory!
Yummy waffles from The Waffle Factory!
Manneken Pis
Manneken Pis
Such Posers! :)
Such Posers! 🙂
The Atomium Structure
The Atomium
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Cheese galore! Only in Amsterdam!
Cheese galore! Only in Amsterdam!
Cute Clogs!
Cute Clogs!

I hope you enjoyed this post. As always, I look forward to reading your thoughts! Please comment below!

❤

Summer in India

One my dad’s priced possession is his Nikon D90 DSLR Camera. So, in the Summer of 2014 when we went on holiday to Southern India, more specifically Chennai and Kerala, I managed to use my dad’s priced possession and capture these beautiful pictures (at least, I hope you find them somewhat beautiful!).

I have never shared any of these pictures publically but its 2015, I need to be more brave about little things like this 🙂

Monsson in Kerala
Monsoon in Kerala
Monsoon in Kerala
Monsoon in Kerala
Uninvited Dinner Guest
Uninvited Dinner Guest – This giant grasshopper was our usual uninvited dinner guest who likes to perch on our chair during dinner times when it rains outside. I was feeling particularly brave when I got up close and personal with the grasshopper to get his picture! I think he was a good model, don’t you? 🙂
The Broken Pot
The Broken Pot
Monsson in Kerala
Monsson in Kerala
Nature follows you everywhere in Kerala!
Nature follows you everywhere in Kerala!
Spidey doing his thing!
Spidey doing his thing!
The view I woke up to in Chennai from my grandma's apartment window!
The view I woke up to in Chennai from my grandma’s apartment window!
Wildlife in Chennai! :)
Wildlife in Chennai! 🙂

I would love to hear your thoughts about the pictures (good or bad!). Do you have a favourite place to visit during the summer?