Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I Am Amsterdam

Chris headed to Amsterdam for a long weekend while I was back in the States for a few days. Here's his weekend in photos.

Yes, that is a vending machine with lots of food. Good drunk food I guess.

I feel like every visitor needs at least 1 photo here - I amsterdam 

Be sure to rent a bike or take a bike tour while in Amsterdam. Best way around the city and it is fun!

Enjoy strolls along the canals. 

Or go for a boat ride. 

Chris thought about getting this for me - until he remembered we are only rich in love & happiness. (Yes, I am lame and say things like that.)

China Town 

Yup, that might have happened. I mean it is Amsterdam.

Travelers Tips: There is so much more to Amsterdam than the coffee shops - be sure to check out all it has to off - but it is a nice perk :) Hotels can fill up quickly - so if possible look to book your hotel early if you are on a budget. If you don't have a budget - no worries, lots of expensive hotels waiting for you. We had to search high and low for an available room under $500 which is about $400 more than we wanted to spend per night. Fortunately, we found the Best Western which was a great location and great price.

Don't forget to check out the many awesome museums here too. Especially if the the weather is less than perfect. It might just be the way to spend a nice afternoon. 

Our Two Cents:
 Amsterdam: BEST WESTERN Leidse Square Hotel: Good Bang For Your Buck

Monday, October 28, 2013

We might be the only people who go to Prague for Sriracha

So what does one do when the only city we can find the original Sriracha hot sauce in is 3 hours away - you go to buy them out! Oh and it doesn't hurt that it's Prague!

For anyone who lives away from the comforts of home - I don't think it matters how far away you are - when you miss something you love - it's worth stocking up on & you might find yourself getting overly excited when you find it. For us, that is Sricacha. While that wasn't the entire reason we went, it was what made us decide to pack our bags for a weekend getaway.

It's nice going to a city you keep going back to because you have your favorite places and can just enjoy some R&R.

Pretty sure I never need one of these again - it's tasty but a serious hunk of meat

Pedro - he makes me smile - maybe that was after a few Cuba Libres
The Charles Bridge and Boats on a perfect day

Seriously love the crystal
The drive - so pretty - we did this without a GPS too - the joys
The final count - 5 Sriracha, 1 Green Tabasco
Travelers Tip: It's always fun to go into food stores. You can really see what the locals eat and who knows - you might be surprised what you find. In our case, a shelf full of Srircha with our name on it!