Exploring the streets of Amsterdam

Living in Germany but never traveled to our neighbors the Netherlands?
How is that even possible..?

Until January 2017 this was the fact for me so I decided to finally go and visit this country famous for its liberal and open minded people.

My first stop in the Netherlands was the city of Amsterdam, where I spend about a week, which definitly was not enough, but since it is not the cheapest city for travellers on a low budget, it was fine 😉

Just to give you an idea of the avarage cost per day spent there:
Dorm bed: 15€ +
Breakfast: 5€ (super market); 10€ (at restaurant e.g. English Breakfast)
Lunch or Dinner: from 8€ (affordable restaurant)
Museums: e.g Rijksmuseum entry: 17€ (Discounts for students possible)
Ferry to the other side of the town: 0€  🙂
Ticket for the tram or bus: about 3€ (one way ticket)
-> better use the OV-Chipcard (about 0,90€ per km)

There are free city walking tours offered at every hostel! 🙂

Here are some impressions of my short trip to Amserdam. Enjoy!

 

 

Nha Trang

Located in the south of Vietnam – Nha Trang is a popular destination for divers, sun lovers and tourists particularily looking for Russian companionship.

“If you would like to get to know some Russian people, you shall better go to Nha Trang or Mui Ne”, that is what I have heard from several fellow expats and travelmates.
I can’t tell about Mui Ne, because I skipped this city for that time I was in Vietnam, but when it comes to Nha Trang – it is definitely true.

Most of the tourists I met in the city were speaking Russian. Since I speak the language, this was not an issue for me – I welcomed the opportunity to practice – but I understand why e.g. English or German speaking fellows did not feel very “in Vietnam” in this particular city.

What I found exceptionally fun are the street signs, which are written mostly in Vietnamese, Russian and English – sometimes even in Chinese language.

I liked the flair of the city and especially the availability of different kinds of restaurants (concerning the coutry of origin of the cuisine). A Russian and Armenian restaurant as well as a traditional Vietnamese restaurant in a small street next to the central beach were my favourite.

Accept for eating, drinking, enjoying the sun and going for a dive/snorkeling trip there is also a temple and a mud bath in the near surrounding.

The town’s most famous places are situated in walking distance from the beach or reachable by bus or bike within 10 minutes.

Have a look and enjoy!