So, here we are. After having traveled Europe for work for many years, and having planned to write a blog for even longer, it’s now happening. Like everyone who travels a lot in work knows, it can be fairly lonely and rather boring. To say the least. It’s just so far books and the cinema can relieve you of the tristesse of the hotel room or the temporary apartment. Regardless if it’s in a small town you never been to in a country in a hidden corner of Europe or a metropolis you know well, you need to find things to pass the time. I quickly figured out that for me, botanical gardens (or gardens in general), museums and just strolling the streets looking at architecture was the way forward. Quite literally. Sometimes a visit to a concert or a visit to the theater was the only thing I wanted, and if so, I followed my whim. In general though, I’m more happy visiting a museum, an art gallery, looking for interesting bulbs at Bloemenmarkt in Amsterdam or looking at the fascinating architecture at Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. With the odd exception, that is what I will write about.
Now, enjoy the warm weather which is covering Europe until I see you next time. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water with you at all times, as they say on the London Underground.