Travel Bug: Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Wales & London!

My annual goal is to take a trip, whether it be within Canada (since it's just so huge!) or internationally! Of course funds play a part but I always try to make sure to keep aside a travel fund because I think travel is the best way to grow and gather inspiration! Here are some snapshots from my semi-recent trip overseas this May, beginning in Amsterdam, then off to Dusseldorf to stay with a friend from Montreal, and finally Newport Wales to witness one of my best Uni friends getting married!

My first weekend away was exploring Amsterdam, so many canals, bikes, flower markets and amazing architecture.

My first weekend away was exploring Amsterdam, so many canals, bikes, flower markets and amazing architecture.

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chilly evening walks with lights along the canal, provide a very scenic backdrop

chilly evening walks with lights along the canal, provide a very scenic backdrop

Day 2 led us to the Stedelijk Museum of modern art

Day 2 led us to the Stedelijk Museum of modern art

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I was taken with all the amazing typography and poster designs

I was taken with all the amazing typography and poster designs

Right next door was the I Amsterdam sign infront of the Rijksmuseum

Right next door was the I Amsterdam sign infront of the Rijksmuseum

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When in Amsterdam...chill at the park

When in Amsterdam...chill at the park

oh and the food was gooooood. Loved the pancakes, My favourite was the kaas pancakes (aka with delicious melted cheese on top!). This dessert pancake was pretty good too.

oh and the food was gooooood. Loved the pancakes, My favourite was the kaas pancakes (aka with delicious melted cheese on top!). This dessert pancake was pretty good too.

Oh if only you could bring cheese on the plane...

Oh if only you could bring cheese on the plane...

And of course the trip was even better that I go to go with my travel companion, Kansas! We've known each other for over 15 years and have been travelling internationally together for 4!

And of course the trip was even better that I go to go with my travel companion, Kansas! We've known each other for over 15 years and have been travelling internationally together for 4!

Next Stop- Dusseldorf! Kansas and I went to stay with my good friend Alix, a Montrealer living and going to school in Dusseldorf, Germany!

Next Stop- Dusseldorf! Kansas and I went to stay with my good friend Alix, a Montrealer living and going to school in Dusseldorf, Germany!

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long walks around the city

long walks around the city

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we took a day trip on the train to the city of Cologne. this cathedral is just breathtaking. and huge.

we took a day trip on the train to the city of Cologne. this cathedral is just breathtaking. and huge.

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love locks

love locks

lovely colours in Cologne

lovely colours in Cologne

back to dusseldorf for a visit at Schloos Benrath

back to dusseldorf for a visit at Schloos Benrath

took transit to a German beer garden for dinner and on the way found these old ruins!

took transit to a German beer garden for dinner and on the way found these old ruins!

nice way to end the Germany leg of my trip, beer garden at sunset

nice way to end the Germany leg of my trip, beer garden at sunset

onto my next stop- Newport Wales!

onto my next stop- Newport Wales!

the lovely cottage we stayed at during our weekend stay in Wales. couldn't ask for a better place.

the lovely cottage we stayed at during our weekend stay in Wales. couldn't ask for a better place.

fresh bread and eggs from the cottage farm

fresh bread and eggs from the cottage farm

the whole weekend rained but the countryside was lush and calming, I loved it here!

the whole weekend rained but the countryside was lush and calming, I loved it here!

onto the whole reason this trip was scheduled- the wedding of my dear friend Belinda! 

onto the whole reason this trip was scheduled- the wedding of my dear friend Belinda! 

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the bride has lovely handwriting! Belinda is an extremely talented graphic designer, check out her website here.

the bride has lovely handwriting! Belinda is an extremely talented graphic designer, check out her website here.

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Another University friend of mine, Kitty N. Wong, was my travel companion for our Wales and London trip. Hadn't seen each other since we graduated 4 years ago! Check out her illustration website here.

Another University friend of mine, Kitty N. Wong, was my travel companion for our Wales and London trip. Hadn't seen each other since we graduated 4 years ago! Check out her illustration website here.

Ryerson girls reunited :)

Ryerson girls reunited :)

After the wonderful wedding weekend Kitty and I went to London where I spent a quick few days before heading home.

After the wonderful wedding weekend Kitty and I went to London where I spent a quick few days before heading home.

my first time having high tea

my first time having high tea

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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

and so completes an amazing trip! Excited to see where my travels will take me next.

and so completes an amazing trip! Excited to see where my travels will take me next.