The past week and a half has been one big, beautiful, sick blur. I've been busy shooting and editing while battling this obnoxiously exhausting flu. This has been going on since last Sunday - I honestly cannot remember the last time I've held on to a bug for so long. Lucky for me, my parents came to town on Wednesday bearing exotic American remedies like Theraflu and Dayquil (note to visitors and expats - you can't find these things at Etos and the like, so be sure to stock up! JP insists that they have the active ingredients sold generically and separately...something I've yet to discover, but I digress).
Because I've been feeling under the weather and wanted to spend quality time with the parents/JP - I didn't bring my camera along for our adventures in Leiden (remind me to tell you all about the whisky tasting), Rotterdam or Amsterdam. However, I did take her out for a spin this weekend in Dordrecht, and boy am I glad I did. I believe I caught this city in its most glorious phase.
The four of us spent the morning and afternoon exploring the open air market, eating stroopwafels and fried fish and climbing the bell tower at The Church of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk), a medieval Protestant church, then rounded off the afternoon at Cafe de Tijd playing Dutch board games and drinking Belgium beer.
Having the opportunity to show off Dordrecht, was almost like seeing it again for the first time. I highly recommend playing tour guide in your 'hood next time you're feeling a little "blah", it's a great perspective change.
In other news, we leave for Paris tomorrow. I'll be putting together a little travel guide for Diabolo Beverages based on our adventures, so stay tuned.
Be well everyone!