Last Monday I explored Amsterdam again. I love to spend my day off alone, just wandering the city (any city, actually) hearing the hustle and bustle of how a city life can be on a Monday morning. Yes, my day off is Monday morning. So when everybody hate Monday, I tend to, well… love it. I went to Amsterdam Zuid yesterday and found some hidden gems that I want to share it with you.
Jamie Oliver is … well, who does not know Jamie? But just in case you have never heard his name before: Jamie Oliver is a famous British television chef. In the Netherlands you can find two of his restaurants: Fifteen in Amsterdam and since recently, Jamie’s Italian in Rotterdam. Because I am a huge fan of Italian food and I love to watch Jamie’s cooking programmes, it has been on my bucket list to go to Jamie’s Italian.
This capital city of the Netherlands is just like any other famous capital cities in Europe, busy all year long. Those hustling and bustling of the pedestrians, cyclers, scooters and cars; that iconic and classic sounds of bicycle and tram’s bell and the breeze of the coastal wind just at the corner of the canals makes a visit to Amsterdam at any time of the year seems to be inevitably mesmerizing.
I am an Indonesian living in the Netherlands. As part of the Asian communities living abroad, I do have to admit that I still carry on some of the best (well I think it is still the best) Asian traditions while living abroad, such as the food tradition. Luckily I live in the Netherlands. Since the post colonial period there have been so many exotic, especially Indonesian, products in the Netherlands and dishes such as nasi goreng (fried rice) has become a common dish.
When we hear the word Cannes, we immediately think of that film festival or the glitz and glamor that this port city is famous for. As one of the top destinations for the jetsetters in the French Riviera it is obvious that almost everything in this town is expensive and chic. Luckily, ALMOST everything. The important question is how can you spend a day in Cannes on a low budget? Well, I may have some tips to do that!