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Our Amsterdam Honeymoon

Hello just a warning this might be a long one, because today I will be telling you all about our honeymoon to Amsterdam, now we got married on the 20th October 2018 and we left for honeymoon on 22nd October 2018 for 3 days, so we had a day to relax and come down after the wedding. Now this was my first time on a plane and my first time going abroad also, so I was feeling quite nervous about going but was looking forward to it at the same time. So we set off on the Monday and couldn’t believe the view from the plane it was amazing IMG_1281we flew with KLM airline and can say it was amazing service, all of the staff was very helpful and we even got a little snack and drink whilst on the plane which went down very nicely since it took my mind off the nerves even though the flight was only around an hour long it really did ‘fly’ by (sorry for the pun). When we landed in Amsterdam we managed to have a look around the massive and very impressive schiphol airport which was full of all different shops, places to eat and also easily accessible train station underneath it. so we then got the train to Amsterdam IMG_8127central station which was also an experience since the trains are so much more impressive then British rail and the staff was much more helpful and friendly. we then arrived at the central station which was also very very big with an all glass roof looked like something straight out of Harry Potter. Now we then had the 30 minuet walk to find our hotel which was in the centre of rembrandtplein where there was a war memorial statue which was always super busy, but on our walk through the winding canals and little streets we noticed one big thing is LOOK OUT FOR BIKES, IMG_1376this was a major thing whilst we was over there was bikes have the right of way and even though they have special bike paths and zebra crossings for pedestrians there still is a great number of bikes which you need to look out for when crossing any road or even walking along a path because they simply do not care if they hit you over there since it would be the pedestrians fault for any damage or injury so be aware of this you need to look both ways and up and down before walking anywhere and then you may still get hit by a bike. On the first day we visited some of the shops and food IMG_1373places near to our hotel since we was tired from the early morning and flight so we didn’t do too much on the first day, we stayed at the NH caransa which is a 4 star hotel and it defiantly felt like it with a clean and modern rooms and general design, smart rooms with a mini bar filled with dutch treats and fantastic staff which was so friendly and kind, this is where I noticed another big detail about Amsterdam is that nearly everyone speaks English and I know this could be due to all of the tourism but this shocked me as I IMG_1572had never been out of the uk before I didn’t know what to expect so I was very happy when I leant this. One thing I loved about Amsterdam was the beautiful houses they are so amazing with tall and narrow houses which takes me back to a olden era then you have the canals which are filled with little boats and even floating houses which would be my dream.

 

The second day is when we started to go exploring Amsterdam a bit more we had a evening canal cruise booked which was fantastic but in the day we went to look around the shops and managed to find the main city centre where a endless road of shops appeared it seemed to go on forever and we discovered the most amazing chocolate in the world tonyTONY’S CHOCOLONELY, now all of the wording was in dutch so we didn’t quite know what the flavours was but most of them we could guess due to what it sounded like so we decided to buy nearly every flavour, another point I must say about IMG_4112Amsterdam was the price of everything now I don’t really know too much about this as I have never been abroad before but everything just seemed bit overpriced for example a bar of this chocolate was 5 euros which I thought was quite expensive so just a note for anyone thinking of visiting Amsterdam. Now in the main square was madame Tussauds and we have never been to any even the one in London so we decided to go and have a look, we got some great pictures but one thing I found was that it was very busy and cramped so we didn’t get a lot of time to look at each person but we still had a good time looking through everyone.

Now the third day and the last full day of our trip we pretty much done the same thing as the day before look around the shops, canals and then grabbed something to eat I found this amazing noodle place which was lush, now on this day we had booked up to go to IMG_1710Ripley’s believe it or not museum and this was the best museum we had been to it was full of lots of interesting and wacky objects and oddities from around the world we didn’t want to even leave, there was even a IMG_7451part on the The Beatles which I loved obviously. For the rest of the day we just walked around looking at the different places and we even saw the Palace which was amazing. now your probably thinking Hannah you went to Amsterdam did you not go to any coffee shops or the red light district? and the answer is no even though the whole culture of Amsterdam is sex, drugs and rocks and roll, me and my husband just isn’t into that sort of thing and didn’t see any need to participate in these activities but if thats what your into then trust me there are plenty of coffee shops around there is nearly one down every street and there defiantly is a smell in the air around Amsterdam.

On Thursday was the time we was coming home and I wasn’t as nervous about this flight as the first one but first we had to get a taxi to the airport and it fulfilled my husbands IMG_1282dream as the taxi was a Tesla and a fancy one to that, this was no Uber, my husbands face defiantly lit up when he saw that. We then Breezed through security and passport control, then enjoyed a McDonalds  breakfast in the airport whilst waiting for our plane and then landed back in the Uk safe and sound around 10 minutes IMG_1283after we left Amsterdam which was very strange to think. so overall we had a lovely time on our honeymoon even though it was very short I think that was just enough so hopefully this gives you a little insight into if you are thinking of visiting Amsterdam anytime soon and over all I will defiantly recommend visiting Amsterdam for everyone it is defiantly a beautiful place and there is something for everyone, friendly people who are very accepting and I couldn’t of wished for a better honeymoon.

Hannah.

 

 

 

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Our Past Butlins Adventures.

Hello everybody, I hope your having a great day, As your reading this me and my fiance are on holiday at Butlins Holiday resort in Bognor Regis, we have been there on holiday for the past 2 years, so I thought that I should do a post telling you about our past holidays too Butlins. So our first holiday together was in June 2014 and was at Butlins holiday resort in Bognor Regis, West Sussex. We spent a week there and had such a great time, we stayed in the sliver room, which is just a room and bathroom, it comes with a tv and tea making facilities in the bedroom and not much else, since we just needed the essentials as we paid for the dining hall food.

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We had such a good time as it is mostly inclusive so swimming, shows, fairground and play areas are free (some do cost money) so it’s all part of the price. The shows were amazing also we went in the evening every day to see what show was on for that day, which we really enjoyed going out late at night at the bar since that was the year we both turned 18 and we never really went out so it was a nice change. The food was really nice also, it is a buffet style and is part of the price when you choose the dining plan when you book, it is only for breakfast and dinner though so you need to find your own lunch, if you feel up to it since it always fills me up, Conor on the other hand is quite fussy and didn’t eat that much since they never really had much that he liked. Our favourite part was defiantly the Arcades with the claw machines and the machines where you can win tickets, I remember we collected so many tickets through out the week. There is lots of things to do there that you do having to pay for like mini golf, Bowling, some rides, arcades, rock climbing and other activities. There is also plenty of bars and places to eat and drink such as Burger King, papa johns, the diner, bar Rosso and plenty more. Also the beach is really nearby and also the town with some really great shops.There is plenty of gift shops on resort for you to buy any gifts of sweets.

The second time we went was October 2015 and we stayed in the same accommodation as the first time but we never got the food dining plan, as Conor didn’t really eat that much last time and we thought it was a waste of money so we would go to the cafe or shop for breakfast and lunch and then eat out in the restaurants for dinner, our favourite was The Diner the food was so good and had massive portions. But other than that we did pretty much the same thing as the previous year. even though we went in October the weather was nice and warm and sunny, even though it doesn’t matter too much since most of the resort is under cover.

Now that brings us too this year we had a bit more money for a holiday this year, since we both had quite well paid jobs, so we managed to afford The Gold Apartment accommodation which is Self catering, which will be better for my fussy eater of a fiance.

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It comes with a kitchen/diner equipped with a cooker,fridge, microwave, dishwasher and all of the kitchen essentials , living room with a tv, 2 Bedrooms one twin and one double with a TV in the double room and wardrobes, Bathroom with shower and it comes with towels and housekeeping daily which we never had before since you had to pay extra. We are staying from to 10th October to the 14th October, I will do a post on it afterwards to let you know how everything was.

Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you enjoyed reading all about our past Butlins adventures and don’t forget to like this post and follow my blog so you see all of my future posts.I will link the Butlins website down below if you wanted to look more into a break, I totally recommend it, we always have the best time here and it just proves you don’t have to spend a lot of money or go out of the country to have a good time.

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Hannah.

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