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A few weeks ago I went to Amsterdam with my friends Dal, Evan, Dodie, Karim & Ali. It was a sort of post holiday holiday after being in Asia for Two weeks. I flew back into Amsterdam in the earlier hours and within a few hours of getting there everything went wrong. I lost my passport somewhere between landing and getting out of the airport. Then Dal called me telling me she left her bag in departures so had to get a later flight as she missed hers. To top it off I had no money at all, well I had one USD but that is literally nothing. So there I was in Amsterdam with no money and no passport. I almost cried. But I held them back and got my serious Melrose head on. I asked about my passport because it cant really have gone walkies between customs and me getting out the airport. I asked at the office and the woman was SO unhelpful, I went to the police and nearly cancelled it before an announcement over the tannoy told me they found it. Phoned my mum and she Western Unioned me some money so I was okay.

THEN to top things off I was supposed to be in Amsterdam to go to Mysterland Festival to report for Bank. I got there and they wouldn't let me get my tickets as my name wasnt on the booking (because the PR booked in) so I couldnt collect them. They'd let me check in to the hotel but no actually get the tickets. Defeated, over tired and stressed I just gave up. After I managed to check in and get to my room I had a bath and relaxed before heading into the city to meet Evan and co.

They were staying in this amazing AirBnb apartment which made me insanely jealous! It was so nice! That afternoon we went for a wander along the canals and then went to a rooftop bar where you could see the whole skyline over Amsterdam. It was crazy beautiful!

The second day we had a little gather in Vondlepark which was lovely! So awesome meeting people who watch your videos in different countries! Me and Dal went to the Sex Museum, which was honestly one of the funniest things I've ever experienced. We genuinely laughed our way through the whole place.  Explicit but honest and unique view of sex and love - I love European's attitude to sexuality.

We went to a restaurant called Cau for lunch as it looked nice, and low and behold it was pretty good. I did think it was quite expensive for Amsterdam but it was a really lovely meal after eating Asian food constantly for two weeks! I had pea and mint risotto and the best Mac and Cheese I'd had in a long time. I'd say it was my second favourite I've had. Spuntino still has the title! After a few beers by the River, frites, nutella and ice cream waffles and more wandering we returned to our Hotel to sleep. I actually fell asleep at 9pm and Dal ended up going out to meet her friend. I was just too tired to function!

76 comments

  1. That's so fun! Those pictures look beautiful.
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  2. Aw, unwanted drama whilst away on a break is the worst! I'm glad everything worked out though!

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  3. Oh, such a shame there was so much drama. I'm kind of bummed I didn't walk into you, I didn't even know you were staying in Amsterdam. I basically live in Amsterdam. Glad you did have some fun moments though!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful photos, it looks like such a beautiful place to visit.

    Jess x
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  5. Amsterdam is amazing, no matter how near or far I've been nothing is yet to beat it for me!
    P.S. You look amazing in the pictures you posted!

    Christine
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  6. Aww bless you!
    Lovely pictures! I so want to go Amsterdam for a few days, it looks great x

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  7. Arrrrhhh! These pictures are so great!
    I'm off to Amsterdam at Christmas and this has made me even more excited.
    Looks amazing. xxx

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  8. Beautiful photos! I go to Amserdam a lot (I live in The Netherlands) and I love it so, so much!
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  9. Aww it's such a shame that you had a bad first day! Those pictures are amazing though!
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  10. I've just done a post on Amsterdam I absolutely loved it :) xx

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  11. Looks like you had a great time once you'd got past the couple of hiccups! xx

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  12. Lovely pictures! I actually live in Amsterdam, as I can see on the pictures you almost walked by my house. Wish I had seen you! You're amazing, xx.

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  13. I so love your pictures !
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  14. Looks amazing Lily. Such a shame about losing your passport! Xx


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  15. Looks like you had a great time despite the dramas! Love the scarf
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  16. Such beautiful pictures Lily! Ive just started blogging TODAY and you have set the bar high!

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  17. Amsterdam is such a beautiful place! I went there for the first time earlier this year for my cousin's 16th birthday - we were only there for 2 days but did so much and had the most amazing time!

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  18. always love your pictures! fantastic and interesting places!

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  19. Photos look amazing, i can't imagine how you felt that day but happy you had a good time the rest of the trip!

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  20. Gorgeous photos shame there was so much drama, I really want to go to Amsterdam xx

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  21. Ahh we must have been in Amsterdam at the same time...we couldn't find the Sex Museum, gutted! Haha - see what we did get up to here if you fancy http://haveyouheardthelatest.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/bank-holiday-weekend-amsterdam-day-two/ Harry xx

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  22. The pictures look so amazing, I'd love to go visit Amsterdam :) Such a shame about all those bad moments but it sounds like you really did need a sleep and rest time!
    Lauren x
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  23. I went to Amsterdam this April and it was sooo good! Love that city, I need to go back!
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  24. Shame you had such a bad start, it's my all time favourite place so far! x

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  25. All of the food looks yummy and amsterdam looks beautiful! I'm glad everything worked out in the end :)

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  27. Your photos look so amazing, I'm getting serious food envy right now!

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  28. really great pics!! that waffle looks so delicious



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  29. Lovely shots!
    XO
    Jeanne
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  30. That ice cream and waffle look amazing!! I love your scarf!

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  31. I'm now experiencing massive cravings for waffles! I can't wait to visit Amsterdam for myself one day. Your photos are beautiful!

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  32. oh! pictures just wonderful! I would like to go there.

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  33. So nice to see your story about Amsterdam! I live here and I would had liked to meet you :) I hope you enjoyed your time! X

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  35. Such pretty photos! I am visiting Amsterdam again today :) x
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  36. Amsterdam is such a beautiful city. Glad you soldiered on and had a good time :) x

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  37. Lovely shots!

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  38. That sounds so stressful! But looks like you had a lovely time, great pics <3
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  39. The pictures look amazing! Its a sham about the passport situation x

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  40. Amsterdam is amazing !

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  41. That pink coat is amazing Lily!

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  42. I would have burst into tears straight away if I lost my passport! Hope that didn't spoil your stay too much though. Did you wander to the red light district? That's even more explicit than the sex museum!
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  43. Amsterdam is such a awesome city, there' such a good vibe to it! Sounds like you had terrible luck though x
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  44. For all the troubles you went through, atleast you had a somewhat good time ! All the pictures are really gorgeous :)

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  46. Gorgeous pictures! Glad everything straightened itself out in the end. Nothing like a challenge to make you realise what you can deal with.

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  47. These photos are beautiful! Looks like it was amazing :-) x
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  48. Enjoy Amsterdam! Great photos!
    XX
    Miri
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  49. I'm glad you ended up enjoying your trip despite all the complications! I don't think I would've managed a situation like that without breaking down, I panic so easily. Beautiful photography as always :) And your outfit is gorgeous, I love the coat and the scarf!

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  50. This looks absolutely amazing, such a beautiful place and photos! Definitely need to visit Amsterdam!

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  51. Amsterdam looks amazing!

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  52. i'm booking a trip for november but had no idea where to go - these photos have made me really want to go to amsterdam! still loving that peachy topshop coat too :)

    glad you were able to relax after a hectic start!

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  53. It looks truly amazing!

    On another note - have you done/Could you do some photography tutorials, specifically editing?

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  54. Absolutely stunning photos! Looks like you had an amazing time :)

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  55. I recently went to Amsterdam and loved it, can't wait to go back! Maybe next time I should go to the Sex Museum haha H xx

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  56. These photos are lovely :)

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  57. You take some seriously beautiful photos!

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  58. ah this trip looks so good Lily! I've just come back from a little trip around Europe but we didn't make it to Amsterdam and I wish we had. Looks beautiful!

    Bethany x

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  59. Wow this looks fab! I've always wanted to visit Amsterdam :D

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  60. Looks beautiful!

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  61. Drama aside, it sounds like you had a lovely trip! Amsterdam is on my 'Wanderlist' right now so hopefully I'll be following your footsteps sometime next year :)

    Jo xx

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  62. This makes me want to go back to Amsterdamn soso bad! XX

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