Zaanse Schans, North Holland🇳🇱

For our second day in Netherlands, after breakfast and checking out in the hotel…

We went to Zaanse Schans.

Zaanse Schans is a neighbourhood of Zaandam, near Zaandijk in the Netherlands.

Zaanse Schans is simply a town full of extraordinarily well-preserved architecture and traditions.

It is full of wooden houses, windmills, barns and workshops.


Be sure not to miss the cheese factory!👌🏻
Have a taste on different kinds of cheese and then you can buy it.

Then they also sell foods with cheese in the corner like nachos, sandwiches, snacks and more.

There is also a Zaanse Schans Museum.
But we didn't go inside so I don't know what to see in there but I think it's all about what you can see around the area.

Here are some of the places around it, with its windmills, museums, nature and culture where you can experience the industrial history of Netherlands. (with my mom as the model👍🏻😄)

They also have some pretty gardens around it💕

Also I love the houses with black paints, and other scenery in there.

To travel with my mom around Europe is one of my bucketlist and I am happy that we are doing it little by little👌🏻❤️

Also they have photographers roaming around and taking pictures of you then you can buy them if you want and it will be with a calendar in it.


Ootd ⤵️⤵️⤵️

"When in Zaanse Schans🇳🇱💃🏻"
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  • Romper from Tally Weijl
  • Flat shoes from H&M
  • Bag from Forever 21
  • Cardigan from 101 New York

-K🐘

Amsterdam🇳🇱

Amsterdam is the capital of Netherlands.

It was a great trip, specially the day we arrived there, there was a festival – Amsterdam Gay Pride is a yearly local LGBT parade of boats in Amsterdam's canals, held on the first Saturday in August.

After the ride on the boat, next was the hop on hop off bus. It was 28 euro if you want to ride both, the bus and the boat. The ticket is also good for 24 hours👍🏻

Amsterdam is known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age.

Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk.

Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

Because there was a festival the day we arrived, the people was all around and it was fun because there is also a party🎉💃🏻

Anne Frank House is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank.

The building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

And the foods😍 Because not all can be found in Italy, and I miss these foods I feel happy that I got to taste it again👌🏻

KFC ⤵️

Starbucks⤵️

Macarons⤵️
Because I love macarons I just need to try it here in Amsterdam👌🏻

Also in Italy there is no Forever 21, and because I love that store, I also go there in Amsterdam👍🏻☺️

After strolling in the city of Amsterdam, we went to Volendam.

Volendam is a Dutch town on the Markermeer Lake, northeast of Amsterdam.

It’s known for its colorful wooden houses and the old fishing boats in its harbor, which is lined with seafood vendors.

After that we went to our hotel, we stay there for a night and it was worth it, it was a nice hotel👌🏻


Ootd ⤵️⤵️⤵️

"When in Amsterdam"
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  • Top from Suite Benedict
  • Bottom from Zuiki Italia
  • Flat shoes from Parfois
  • Cardigan from 101 New York
  • Bag from Forever 21

-K🐘

Venice, Italy🌹

A day tour in Venice with mama❤️


We left Roma at around 11 in the evening then we arrived at Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua the next day at around 5 in the morning. 


Since this church is near Venice we decide to stop by before going to Venice. 

Then going to Venice, you need to ride a boat, it is about 45 mins. ride I guess..


We arrived at Venice at around 9 in the morning. 


First thing on the itinerary was the ride to Gondole, it was by group of 6 because the ride was a bit expensive so our tour guide decided to do it by group, it was suppose to be 80 euro for that ride, since it is by group it became 13 euro each person. 


They say you didn’t see well Venice if you didn’t ride this Gondole!👌🏻


It was worth it because you can really see the beauty of Venice!

After that we were given a chance to roam around Venice the way we want. 


As well as to have our lunch wherever we want. 


Then at 1 o’clock we need to go back to the boat so that we could go to the Murano Glass

Here they made different kinds of glass and it was wonderful pieces.

Also they have accessories and I bought some👌🏻💜


Then at 3:30 we ride the boat again going back to the port because our bus was there. 
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“Embroidered🌹 and ribbon🎀 kind of a day in Venice.”


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  • Sandals from Forever 21

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-K🐘

Colosseo and Fontana di Trevi 2017💜

Even if I’ve been here many times I will still be amaze by it everytime! But maybe next time I can go inside..


Colosseo –  it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles..

My most favorite in Roma is this Fontana di Trevi!❤️ I would always want to go here and just stare how beautiful this is! And finally I had threw coins for two times. 
Last two years ago when I came here in Rome it was in construction so I cannot throw some coins and be so close to it. 

But this time it’s done!!!

The first time I threw coin, when I was with my cousins, and it was also a day before my birthday! 


The second time, was with my cousins friend, it was at night, and still it was even beautiful at night!


Fontana di Trevithey say that the first coin you’ll throw guarantees your return to Rome. Second will ensure a new romance. Third leads to marriage…🤔


So let’s see if this is trueee. Hahaha. 

And thanks to my beautiful tour guide cousins, always!❤️ also photographer👌🏻😘


Behind the picturesss😂😂😂


Then we ate lunch at 100 montaditos, one of my favorite resto here in Rome..


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Some other beautiful places near Colosseo and Fontanadi Trevi👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

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  • High-waisted jeans from Thedollhousehop (IG shop)
  • Shoes from Keds


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-K🐘

Fridate with my cousin👯

     

Last friday my cousin here in Rome which is also a Filipino but grew up here in Rome. 
We just wandered outside until we reach this so place where you can see from up the city of Rome. Which is so beautiful!!! 
Then upon walking and walking we felt hungry so we looked for a place to ate but it was so far to walk but we had no choice since it was a holiday only few bus are there. 
   

So to experience much the city of Rome we walked and saw some of tourists attractions here in Rome. 
  

One is this Castel St. Angelo 
According to my cousin it was one of the place where they shoot the movie Davinci Code. 

This other one is called Piazza del Popolo as I remembered with what my cousin explain to me. 
  
Along our way to where we will eat.. We passed by this Via del Corso. 
  
It is a shopping center along the way and full of branded stores like H&M, Gap, Nike and so much more. 
Also there is other things there not just the store. Like a painter. Some playing with bubbles which kids enjoys it. And many more! 
We just ate a pizza for lunch which tastes good!
  
Then for the next stop, my cousin brought me to a church where the details in there is in 3d and it is so much amazing! 
   

 

Then before we headed home we stop by this gelato store, where my cousin often goes here. We ordered a gelato with macaroon on top of it. And to tell you it was my first time to taste a macaroon…and it taste not what I expected because I tought it was just a simple bread with something inside of it but is is somehow like a crispbread but it tastes great! 
  
And as always my outfit will forever be in the last part of my post 🙂
  
  • Top from Shortcuts Apparel (online IG shop)
  • Cardigan from 101 New York
  • Knee ripped jeans from TheDollHouseShop (online IG shop)
  • Flatshoes from Forever 21
  • Bag from Calvin Klein 

✔️St. Peter’s Square

          

On a thursday afternoon last april 30 we went to St. Peter’s Square, not the Basilica because we went there almost evening so we didn’t go inside to see it. Maybe next we can also to go to a mass there is what I really want. 

But the structures outside of it, the St. Peter’s Square is so beautiful! 


 
       After that we stop by this fries stall.  
Because I love fries they let me taste this one!😍 
  
This is what I order. Because on the other store last time I already taste the fries with barbeque sauce. So this time chips with cheddar sauce👍🏼
Lastly my ootd! 🙂
  
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  • Bag from Calvin Klein
  • Top from Forever 21
  • Cardigan from 101 New York


First Sunday in Rome 

Last april 26.. (Sorry for the late post)
When I was in the Philippines I and my aunt together with my cousin always go to church every sunday morning. So here in Rome, Italy they have this like community in a church where most of them is a Filipino but had been in Rome for a long time. 

So here is the inside of it. My other aunt organize it but still the mass is Italian. Sometimes they said that they also have mass in Filipino. 

  
“Sacro Cuore”