There are places that deserve to be visited. Giethoorn is one of thoses. Seriously, if you think about Venice and The Shire (the town of the hobbits in The Lord of the Rings) having a child, that child would be Giethoorn.
And that’s how everything started, a lot of excitement, a terrible flu and feeling sleepy as hell. But none of that matters, because it’s time to travel 🙂 I had to be at the airport at 4 am, after sleeping for 30 minutes only (why I keep doing that kind of things when I’m almost 30 is an unsolved mystery), and taking a couple of planes that would make me land 19 hours later in Amstedam.
When you travel through Europe, you’ll notice small but important differences in the public transport. While in Scotland you’re allowed to pay the bus with cash, you can’t do it in England. So, I decided to write this article, so you can prepare in case you decide to visit the beautiful Netherlands.
In Netherlands, there are several types of public transport: bus, train, metro and tram. Of course, you can find taxis and Uber as well, but the prices are so high that I won’t even cover them in here. The price of the public transport can be different also according to the way you use to pay.
So, I’m going to start a short series of posts based on my previous travels, called #QuickTrips. These posts will be focused on how to visit some cities or countries if you don’t have much time. As you might be aware, I’m planning my longer term travel right now. However, for my past trips I had a constraint due to my available vacations days. This would range from just a day (as it happened to me in Ireland, such a shame), up to a week in a country.
I spent five full days in my Vietnam QuickTrip. It was part of a 20 days trip to Southeast Asia, in which I arrived to Vietnam, then went to Thailand, visited Malaysia, and spent just a few hours in a small city from Japan called Narita. I spent 3 entire days flying (it’s a long way from Costa Rica). This was at the end of March 2016. And this is how my Vietnam QuickTrip was, in summary: