Things will never be the same again seasons change day and night never fail to alternate people come and go in life a second later will never be the same as the one before. And you, you are dynamic you keep on growing day by day you can’t choose to stop yourself from the natural growth created in you and humans should experience more changes than any other creations do. Changes are inevitable physically, emotionally, spiritually it happened even without you realising it. Take a moment to look at yourself to years before and today you have had so many things going on it was such a bumpy ride you’ve met lots of new people with different characters, being in a new surrounding, in a different country even! Adapting, adjusting, accepting you sure are not the same person as you were. When you perceive things from a different angle you’ll realise that changes are not so bad after all. So let’s accept them whole-heartedly welcome them, and not be afraid of them. (no seriously, it’s not some kind of a monster that chew you up)
The future is so uncertain. We could try to think and imagine it, but we will never really know what is going to happen, be it near or far. Sometimes this uncertainty scares us deeply and renders us helpless, that we can do nothing but to ask Allah for the best. And may He showed us the best path that He had planned for, which might not always be what we wanted but instead, what we needed. So have patience, have faith.
to travel is to get out of your comfort zone to try things you’ve never done before to go to the places that you’ve dreamed of to be amazed at the creations and the Creator over and over again to appreciate all the things that you have to seek answers to questions in life to find yourself.
The main reason my friends and I decided to go to The Netherlands was because of Keukenhof, the flower garden. It is by far one of the largest gardens in the world! This garden is only opened during spring(late march till middle of may) and mainly people go there to see the pretty little tulips. Since I’ve been longing to see one, I better not miss this chance right? Surprisingly Keukenhof offers such a great number of tulips’ species. And we even found a tulip named Malaysia ! Apart from the tulips, this country also has such a beautiful landscape. There are canals everywhere. And very clean too. Then I started imagining if such canals are in my country too – how would it turned out to be? Then there are windmills which I’ve seen for the first time. It’s sad to hear that there used to be about 400 windmills in Dutch but now only ~40 remains. Well, this is what we call industrialization people… But one thing that I like about this country is that you’ll see loads of bicycle nearly everywhere. It’s their main transportation. I guess one of the reasons why it’s possible is because of the cool weather. Imagine if we cycle for 10 minutes on a hot and sunny day in Malaysia, we’ll totally be drenched with sweat. Which is not very practical…
Daffodil field in Castricum
Amsterdam – Cheese Museum
Amsterdam – Canal
Amsterdam – and more canals
The famous Iamsterdam
Zaanse Schans – famous with windmills
Zaanse Schans – also famous with pottery
Castricum – The Bed&Breakfast inn where we stayed
Keukenhof – colourful hyacinth
Keukenhof – also exhibit daisies (indoor)
Keukenhof – and roses too (indoor)
Keukenhof – the theme was ‘The Starry Night’, a painting by a Dutch man, Van Gogh
So the next destination of my spring break was Luxembourg. Ever heard of it ? It is small country and is located right next to Belgium. My friends and I think this country is famous with it’s royal family cause even postcards are filled with them.
Oh I just discovered how to make a ‘Gallery’ that’s why the pictures’ arrangement in this post is different from Part 1 😉
The capital city of Belgium is where my friends and I first set our feet. I remembered not enjoying the city so much because we didn’t really visit the popular attractions there. We just spent the day walking around the city and snapping some pictures that are worth taking.
The scenery in Brugge is much much more captivating than in Brussels. This small town is like an old village and the air felt clean somehow. This is a MUST place to go when you visit Belgium.
Antwerp city is quite similar to Brussels but it is less busy and compact. (No ideas for caption)