Hello everyone! I am back safe and sound in the United States and have been having a nice, relaxing time with my family while we get ready for Christmas. I actually leave this week for my grandparents home in Pennsylvania where we will celebrate the holiday! But I do have some posts lined up that I am very excited to share with you all detailing my final weeks abroad- keep an eye out for posts on my last days in London and my trip to Paris with my mom! But first, check out my weekend trip to Amsterdam with a few of my friends from my program!
Amsterdam was the only overnight weekend trip my friends and I could manage this semester seeing as our term was so full of projects and homework and rehearsals. But we made the most of it and saw all of the highlights. We started our trip off by walking around the canals, seeing the start of some holiday decorations, and eventually making it to the Van Gogh Museum which was incredible. Then we walked up to Dam Square and headed to lunch. That night we got street food and went on a cruise through the canals, which was one of my favorite parts of the whole trip. The next day we visited the Anne Frank house, which was very moving, the Rijksmuseum and Vondel Park. While it was a ton of sightseeing packed into about 55 hours, my friends and I had an incredible time in Amsterdam and made it back in time for our 9am class on Monday morning!