Guyito in the Netherlands: Riding the Bull

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Hee-ya!

Hee-ya!

A carabao riding a bull. It seems unlikely but yeah, here I am, riding the famous but controversial raging bull sculpture made by artist Arturo di Modica.

Di Modica first surprised New York when he, without notice, installed a bull at the Wall Street. This is the third bull he installed, which also took the people of Amsterdam by surprise. The second one was installed in China a couple of years ago.

More adventures next post!

Guyito in the Netherlands: Rijksmuseum and Iamsterdam

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Hallo there! I have been lagging behind my posts. I have now a lot of travels to share with you and I just can’t keep up 🙂 Anyway, to continue on with my adventures in the Netherlands, I will take you today to the Rijksmuseum. In English, it means, The State Museum. *Rijksmuseum behindThe museum first opened to the public in 1800 so it is now more than two hundred years old! In 2003, it began its reconstruction and was opened again in 2013, after 10 years of renovation. I’ve read that the budget for the renovation was really big. Well, we’re talking here of 10 years. With its transformation, the Rijksmuseum is now among the most breathtaking museums in the world. *iamsterdam 2In Amsterdam is also another tourist drawer, the “I amsterdam” sign. You’ve probably seen it all over the net and printed on t-shirts and souvenir items. It was used at first as a marketing campaign for the business and promotional organizations in the Amsterdam area. It is such a big hit that it is now among the city’s icon. No trip to Amsterdam is complete without stopping by an “I amsterdam” sign and having a photo opt with it. So I had to grab the opportunity, of course. Can you spot me? 🙂 *iamsterdam 1No? You can’t see me? Here’s a closeup shot 🙂 Now I’m sure you see me! 🙂 Till next adventure! *iamsterdam 3

Guyito in The Netherlands: At the Keukenhof Garden

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Hello there again! Sorry for the late post. I’ve been busy gallivanting 🙂

Today I will be sharing with you my visit around the most beautiful spring garden in the world, the Keukenhof Garden!

Guyito in The Netherlands: At the Keukenhof Garden

That passageway looks great for a wedding 🙂

At over 32 hectares, it is filled with more than 7 million tulips, hyacinth, and daffodils. No wonder it is called the Garden of Europe.
Guyito in The Netherlands: At the Keukenhof Garden

Tulips, anyone? 🙂

But even with this huge area and display of colorful flowers, it is said that this is only second to the Dubai Miracle Garden. (I gotta see Dubai’s garden, too, someday.)

Let me show you around through pictures!

Guyito in The Netherlands: At the Keukenhof Garden

Can you tell me what flowers are these?

Guyito in The Netherlands: At the Keukenhof Garden

I wonder if these beautiful plants grow in my country.

Guyito in The Netherlands: At the Keukenhof Garden

I have an idea: I’m gonna try plowing a field for a flower farm when I go back to the Philippines!

Guyito in The Netherlands: At the Keukenhof Garden

Wheeee! A windmill!

Guyito in The Netherlands: At the Keukenhof Garden

A sakura tree? I’m still in the Netherlands, right? Not in Japan?

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. Do visit the Netherlands at spring time because that’s when Keukenhof Garden is open. It closes for the rest of the year.

Bye for now!

Guyito in The Netherlands: At the Keukenhof Garden

Come on, come on, take my picture in front of that thing there.

Guyito in The Netherlands: At the Keukenhof Garden

Uh-oh, she beat me to it!

Guyito Goes to The Netherlands!

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Stroopwafels look yummy!

Stroopwafels look yummy!

Hallo! Yes, you’ve read it right, I have been to The Netherlands! How exciting, isn’t it? I am used to seeing rice fields in my home country, the Philippines. Here, it’s colorful fields of tulips!

But first off, let’s have some snack. A carabao has to eat, too 😉 So I’m buying a stroopwafel. It’s a waffle made from two thin layers of baked dough. Between the layers is a gooey caramel-like syrup, which makes the waffle oh-so-delicious. Oh, and the syrup has a hint of cinnamon.

Did you know that the baker who first made this famous snack used leftovers from a bakery, like breadcrumbs? I wonder if he ever thought his stroopwafels would be this famous hundreds of years from the first time he made them.

Gotta eat some stroopwafels now so I’m signing off. But please do visit my blog again because I am posting lots of photos from this beautiful country, which is the world’s second largest exporter of food and agricultural products. Did you read it, guys? Ag-ri-cul-tu-ral. Ahem. Looks like I’ll really enjoy it here 😉

Tot de volgende keer! Stay tuned for more of my adventures in this land of tulips, windmills, cheese, and wooden shoes!