Saturday, May 03, 2008

To Amsterdam!


On Friday morning, Benjy and I headed to the Gare du Nord and boarded the Thalys, the fast train that goes to Belgium and the Netherlands. There we met up with my sister, who just moved to the Dutch capital to work.
I love the city's canals, narrow brick houses in all shades of red, the omnipresent flowers and of course, the sumptuous cheese!
In the days to come, Benjy and I will share some snapshots from Amsterdam: wonderfully designed posters, styles spied on local girls and more - stay tuned...

18 comments:

Angélique said...

I hope you have a wonderful time... have fun!

pierre said...

Benjy's picture looking through the train window is so cool.

pierre said...

I'm happy to be the first blogger to wish you a ... Happy Birthday Marie Laure!

Laura said...

I love the picture where Benjy looks through the window. Is this his first trip abroad? He seems very interested!

A World in a PAN said...

I am happy to learn Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, I always thought the capital was The Hague. THank you.

chloe van paris said...

Happy Birthday to you my sweet Punkie.
Your gift is waiting for you...

andrea tachezy said...

Oh Benjy, you are on a trip! Happy you and Mary-Laure.Enjoy a bring some nice photos.You could meet Jill from 36 Shea, she is making a trip to A-dam too :-)

pve design said...

I love Amsterdam, do you have a bike to travel on, it is a great way to travel there.
I am coming to Paris end June, hope we can have a blog conference and meet!

Jill said...

Mary-Laure, I going to Amsterdam on Wednesday! Will we be there at the same time??? Well have a great time with your sister and HAPPY BIRTHDAY (I just saw Marie's post over on la). I'll be on the look out for you in Amsterdam :)

Mary-Laure said...

Dear Pierre - thanks for your wishes - they went straight to my heart.

Laura - yes, it's Benjy's first trip abroad. He's thrilled! And very popular.

PVE Design - I would be thrilled to meet you, do contact me before you get to Paris:
petipaw@gmail.com

Jill - unfortunately I'm leaving Amsterdam on Monday... It was just a weekend trip!
But I'm sure you'll enjoy this beautiful and sunny city, one of my favorites in the world!

And thank you ALL for your birthday wishes, I'm having a wonderful day!!!

yu said...

bon anniversaire mary-laure! merci pour l'e-mail:)

Mary-Laure said...

Yu - I had to idea you spoke French!

Topsy Turvy said...

Bon anniversaire!
Benji is so cute and looks so smart!
-Lana

iñaki said...

I utterly love all your photos!!!!!!!! :D

xx

Imelda Matt said...

I love that you can take dogs on public transport in Europe, it's so civilized!

BTW - great blog

Mary-Laure said...

IMELDA - yes, dogs are pretty much welcome everywhere in Europe... Not only that but a couple of subway employees actually approached me to tell me they thought my dog was "very beautiful"!!

Imelda Matt said...

I get shoo'd off public transport if I have my tiny chien :( I love flying around Europe and watching passengers take there pets. I Australia you have to book them as baggage and they travel in the cargo hold...I'm sure you'll agree, not cool!

Mary-Laure said...

IMELDA - in all fairness, pets also travel in cargo in airplanes in Europe, if they are heavier than 5 kilos (about 10 pounds).
But Benjy's small enough to be considered cabin luggage!