[eat] Eating out in The Hague: Will’s Pancake House & The Cheesecake Company

The bf and I went to The Hague (Den Haag) last Saturday to visit the famed Escher Museum. Having to pay 20euro pp for a roundtrip ticket from Utrecht to The Hague, I wanted to see as much of The Hague as possible (the Peace Palace, for example). Too bad, the typical insane Dutch weather prevented us from even walking like a normal person. At least we managed to get to the museum alive, as well as got to try some yummy stuffs at the famous Will’s Pancake House and The Cheesecake Company.

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[travel] Delft, the dreamy town

After 3 weeks of recovery from my extensive Europe trip, this weekend I decided that either I started to resume my “going-to-a-new-place-every-2-weeks” plan or I would rot and become a lazy pathetic being who has started her hibernation way too prematurely. While it is universal knowledge that I am pathetic, I refuse to be classified as ‘lazy’… Taking advice from a classmate, finally yesterday, on a foggy, misty, oh-so-typical Dutch Saturday morning, I dragged myself out of the room and hopped on the train to Delft.

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[eat] Uitsmijter at Cafe Le Journal @ Utrecht, The Netherlands

Don’t let the ‘exotic’ name deceive you =} Uitsmijter is anything but oh-uh-amazing, or exotic, for that matter. It is one of the most basic Dutch breakfast/lunch fares, and no you don’t need to be a Dutchie to create this dish. I tried my Uitsmijter plate at the popular Cafe Le Journal on the busy street of Neude in Utrecht and I must admit that I was not overwhelmed to any degree =}

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[travel] My day trip to Amsterdam, the Netherlands

3 weeks of living the Dutch life and I finally managed to go to Amsterdam for only 7 hours :\ Albeit in my limited time there, I got to see a panoramic picture of Amsterdam by taking the whole day hop on/hop off cruise trip. Amsterdam means canals (well, among other things…) so taking a boat ride was the most sensible way to get a first taste of the city. Of course I wanted to see Anne Frank’s house, Rembrandt’s house, the Van Gogh museum, the Rijk museum, the Red Light District and etc etc. but I was totally satisfied with my short time in Amsterdam. In any case, Amsterdam is just a 28 minute train ride from Utrecht xD So you can expect more posts about this gorgeous capital in the near future.

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[eat] Appelbollen at Graaf Floris @ Utrecht, the Netherlands

Though the Netherlands may not be the food capital of the world, I am, as a foodie, always excited to try new Dutch food. Though my school’s Dining Hall is a good place to sample (normal? bastardized?) different versions of Dutch specialties, we don’t have enough sweet treats there. Thus, when indonesian in my pocket kindly referred to Graaf Floris as a good place to try the Dutch version of Appel pie: Appelbollen (Appel bulbs), I simply had to brave the insane torrents of rain and vicious gusts of wind to check it out.

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[eat/leisure] A day filled with eye-candies & street food in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Another post about Utrecht’s scenery, you say? Yes, unfortunately. I know, I am kinda obsessed with this city, but what am I supposed to do when everywhere I go everything is just picture-perfect? I really do need to share these photos I just took today, just because I am s-w-a-g and I want to =}}
My gastronomic readers, however, can choose to skip the boring scenery stuffs and scroll down for some foodie finds ;v;

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[eat] Eating around Utrecht, or how I spent my first birthday in Europe

So… happy birthday to me =}} Finally my day is over. It was an uneventful day, but was enjoyably spent. My friend came all the way from Leeuwarden to see me, and I spent the whole day with her (or the other way round). We just walked around Utrecht, doing some shopping, sightseeing, and eating (surprise surprise).

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