If I Were an Amsterdamer

I’ve recently been talking a lot about the importance of traveling in a non-touristy way, diving into the life of the place I’m visiting, mixing with the locals and trying to look at the surroundings with their eyes. And from now on, I’m starting a rubric “If I were …”, based on my travel experiences….

A-Advice: Amsterdam

In these few days I really fell in love with Amsterdam. It’s a beautiful historic city with great culture and infrastructure, friendly people, and awesome food. I’m glad the destiny shoved me here for more than just a few days. And as becoming a local is my favorite pastime – putting myrself into people’s shoes…

Amsterdam: Food and Art

So, good morning, Amsterdam! Today I made it to the city center in 20 minutes and not 40, which I consider a mega-achievement. I decided to have breakfast in town and to try out the TripAdvisor services to pick the best spot.

Amsterdam: It’s Always the Chocolate… And Other Things

Whoever said Amsterdam is a biker’s heaven should’ve mentioned “not for the weak-hearted”. And also advised to stay away from open spaces. The wind was getting everywhere, biting my skin, making my eyes tear, and blowing the bike off the course as I was slowly progressing to the city center from AUC dorms where I…