[AMSTERDAM] Keukenhof Gardens Part Five

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Roses are Red

Little Girl and her Tulips

Lakeside Lisse

Flowers and fields of tulips aside, Keukenhof has this little niche shops where they sell bulbs, seeds, seedlings and pots of yet-to-blossom flowers. I brought home a tiny pot of water hyacinth and some mauve tulips to grow on my own, but mostly my mom’s the one who’s really excited about watching it bloom! Bulbs

Hercules Plant

Bulbs from Netherlands

There’s also this petting farm with ducks, chickens, cocks, cows, horses and sheep. Stinks like a zoo too.Keukenhof Ducks

Keukenhof Ducks

Keukenhof Chicken

Keukenhof Farm

Keukenhof Touching Farm

Keukenhof Petting Zoo

Keukenhof Horse

Keukenhof Cow

A really expensive and small vanilla cone to counter-battle the drizzling cold weather.Keukenhof Icecream

Windmill – Keukenhof GardensKeukenhof WIndmill

A beautiful Emily Dickinson poem we came across on the way home.Keukenhof Quotes Tulip

Keukenhof Tickets

Many more pictures to come! I’ve filtered out my selfies and those pictures with me included, because those flowers on their own are too charismatic, I’ll just destroy their natural beauty.

Keukenhof Gardens
Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse, Netherlands

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

Sea Lion Center, Fishermen’s Wharf

At Fishermen’s Wharf on a crowded National Holiday afternoon, we braved the smell of bumming sea lions and watched them laze around the harbour decks as they tanned their already brown skins and accumulated fats on their flabby bodies.

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You know what the ironic thing is? There were so many of us watching them, it dawned on me that this whole situation could be turned around. This could be HUMAN BEINGS CENTER, and the sea lions are actually observing us.

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The Sea Lion Center is a hub for all things sea lion – interactive displays, educational videos etc. You can touch a sea lion pelt, feel the difference between a Californian sea lion and others within the same family. Sadly I think sea lions lead such a boring life here. I wonder if any of them managed to escape to Alcatraz.

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Beach Street & The Embarcadero,
San Francisco, CA 94133, United States

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

Bankeråt Cafè, Copenhagen

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I was mad enough to fight the snowstorm in a bid to hunt down Bankeråt Cafè at Ahlefeldtsgade. And every damn effort was worth it! I fell right in love with this little dark room and its creepy ambience. There were taxidermied animals hanging all around, with decapitated doll head light fixtures and funkier window-ledge knick-knacks. The cafè’s casual eccentricity made me feel right at home.

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The Danish word ‘bankerøt’ could be simply translated as bankruptcy, and I wonder why! Everything here is very reasonably priced. A DKK36 latte accompanied my stay-in from the blizzard. Dessert choices were very basic though – chocolate tarts, a walnut cake and brunch sandwiches. Young crowds are known to frequent the area; the combination of Bankeråt Cafè’s full bar selection and its mysterious aura is the main draw for Bankeråt.

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However short a visit I paid, I’m just really glad to have witnessed the cafè’s much raved-about creepy decor! I’m all for anything out of the ordinary and BANKERÅT ranks way up on my list for being one of a kind.

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Bankeråt
Ahlefeldtsgade 27-29
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 09:30 – 00:00,
Sat – Sun 10:30 – 00:00

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

hey pugly

Supposed to be revising for 777 exam tomorrow,
but here I am and getting a kick out of entering ‘ugliest pugs’ into Google Images.
I swear if I ever get a pug I can never look the poor chap in the face!
I can just die laughing

pugly

Hence a pug would always, totally make my day.

And I call this….PUG-VA-ROTI
pugloaf

These are a few of my pugliest things.

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More pug puns? Hehe.