My 5th day in Netherlands now.
I had a good sleep during my 12 hours plane ride and coincidentally , a friend of mine was a cabin crew on the flight 🙂 I haven’t seen her since after graduating from Uni.
D was attached to Rotterdam in Netherlands for a couple of months and we will be flying back to SG in October together. Rotterdam is the 2nd biggest city in Netherlands. His company gave him an apartment and im currently staying at his apartment in Rotterdam. It is our base and it is so near the train station and travelling to places like Germany , Belgium , Paris and Spain is easy and probably need 30 mins-2 hours at most. The house was really nice except that i have to climb that steep stairway everyday which is really tiring and tedious for my thigh muscles.
Look at how steep it is. I have to climb up like a ladder everyday. Good thing is that he lives on the 2nd floor. I cannot imagine climbing up to the 3rd or 4th everyday.
Yes , i have to climb these everyday.
My first meal when i touched down in Amsterdam and 15 mins metro ride to Rotterdam.
The most yummy meat balls i ever had. Seriously nice. The outside was cripsy hot and inside was soft and tender. OMG. Heavenly !
Spicy Tuna Pasta was really addictive and the most popular dish at the restaurant – Atlantic Lunch Room. The price was reasonable at about EUR 10 each. Portion was huge and will suggest 2 to share 1 bowl instead. I was struggling to finish my bowl even though it was really nice. Just too much and i wanna sleep after every meal here. Too much carbs.
The park was just beside our apartment. It was really nice and clean. Infact , Netherlands is a really clean country. The food were fresh and organic too. That’s why you will see the expiry dates on every food packaging because there are no preservatives and really fresh. They are cheap too ! It is cheaper to eat at home than eat out actually. So i try to cook once every 2-3 days. Breads were fresh and were made on the same day itself. No leftovers.
Walking around the park which is just beside our apartment.
Shopping in Rotterdam City Centre – Lijinbaan .
You will see lotsa of Zara , Pull and Bear , Berksha , H&M etc etc. They are everywhere and every buidling and they are huge. The shopping area is just 5 mins walk away from our apartment. The good thing about living near the City Centre.
In Netherlands , you will see a mixture of old architectures and sky scrapers.
I make breakfast or D once every 2 days and sometimes he will pass me allowance and i will buy ingredients to cook lunch or dinner for both of us. He receives allowance from his company every week so basically , our meals are provided.
The groceries are not expensive. The 6 pairs of chicken wings (with drums) marinated with spices was only EUR2.49 and broccoli was EUR0.49. Udon was from SG at $1 per pack. Our ice tea was only EUR 1.29. So this meal costs us less than SGD 8 for 2 pax to cook at home. Healthy food.
Yeah..i cooked our lunch today ! So nice right. I can’t believe my cooking skills either lol. I made Kimchi Soup and Korean BBQ Pork Belly on the first day in Rotterdam last week. Because someone was craving for home cooked Korean food.
Kimchi Udon Soup , Boiled Broccoli fried with oyster sauce and Marinated spicy chicken wings and Sparkling Ice Tea. Oh i love this Sparkling Ice Tea and probably gonna bring few bottles back. Can’t find it in SG supermarkets.
I love the salads, pizzas , pastas and sandwiches here but i cannot imagine myself eating that everyday for 2 meals. The menu are always the same in the restaurants here in Netherlands. It is either smoked salmon , tuna , bacons , beef patty , chicken patty etc etc etc. Abit sian already just after 5 days.
Last weekend , we took a train to Belgium which is just next to Netherlands. 2 days 1 night in Belgium. Will blog about it once i loaded all the pictures from my camera. There are more than 600 pics. Gosh !
Anyway , have a good day and im heading back to work. Lol im not really on a holiday or travel trip. I have to wake up early to work before i go out and hang around.