Wedding, tulips and wooden shoes pt 1

Wedding, tulips and wooden shoes pt 1

Back to reality after a long weekend in Amsterdam. I wanted to make a post earlier but I was a bit behind with my studies and yesterday I came home 3 hours later (around 9 PM), when it actually take 20 minutes. Our train system have been really failing and making me mad these past weeks and I don’t know HOW I managed to come home, so yeah I was too tired.

How was my trip you might ask. I arrived Amsterdam 15th April and lets say that my days in Amsterdam was just ok, maybe not the best as I hoped for. It was because I stayed at my friend’s friend place who I didn’t know before and she was not the best host. She could leave the house for hours while I was sleeping (I had no keys) and she had NO food at home (she only ate organic food like nuts and fruits). I don’t want to go into details but I was thankful that I at least had a place to stay in the city (near Heineken brewery).

amsDestination: Amsterdam

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I came to Amsterdam to attend my friend’s wedding which was on  April 16th and the wedding was different from what I have seen. It was a Turkish wedding and there were lots of guests in the big wedding hall. My friend had her Henna ceremony and Wedding the same day

My friend came and greeted me quickly and showed me the table, I sat with the two girls that I was staying with and one family. At the wedding they had a live band that was playing Turkish songs and they asked people to come and dance so we went to the dance floor. It was nice to experience a new culture and the dancing part was fun. I had my camera and took some picture at the wedding. We had some good food after the bride and groom cut the cake, which was not good to be honest, it was too dry and no filling. Then it was time to give gifts/money, so we had to stand in line and this man with a microphone started to say everybody’s name that gave something and spoke in Turkish.

2Wedding Hall

IMG_3124The bride in her white dress

cakeWedding cake looked better than it tasted haha

 I met this sweet girl who sat next to me who started to talk to me and asked about Sweden. I didn’t notice that the other two girls had disappeared and the next thing I knew they were standing at the stairs with candles with few other girls and waiting for the bride to make and entrance for her Indian style Henna ceremony and the girls walked with her.

– Oooh thanks a lot for telling me girls!!! Bless your hearts!

9The bride sat in this at the end of wedding

Anyways the party ended at 12 AM and I was so tired since the girl I stayed at had a kid of one year who cried non-stop in the morning. A HUGE Congratulations to the newly weds! May life be full of love and happiness!!!

This was part ONE of my trip to Amsterdam so stay tuned for part TWO!

– Hugs x heart –

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17 thoughts on “Wedding, tulips and wooden shoes pt 1

  1. Sounds a bit of a mix. Fancy leaving you in with no key so you couldn’t go out and explore? If ever you come to Manchester you will have no worries staying with us. After your list of chores you can go out. Even into the City with my Mrs. (You did see my recent shopping post, didn’t you? 🙂 )

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    1. Yeah it was different from what I’m used to since my both parents are from Pakistan so it was fun to see a Turkish wedding! The cake was a disappointment with minimalistic cream filling haha!

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  2. Sounds like a mix of a beautiful trip, and less pleasant events. All in all, it’s great that you were there for your friend and that you visited such a beautiful city 🙂 Have a lovely day!

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  3. Sounds really cool, except the host. But thats a part of the adventure! I can’t wait to see more pictures! I really want to go there sometime 🙂

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  4. Wow that sounds slightly horrible! I’m so sad that you had a horrible host. It’s weird that she offered to let you stay but didn’t even help you out a bit. But on the plus side, that’s a great part of town! 🙂

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    1. Yes, I know! Well that’s the part of life experience right? But I’m so glad that I got to experience the beautiful city and I fell in love with it! I will post some pictures soon 😀 Have a great weekend!

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  5. Oh poor you! What a rubbish host. I looove food and it’s the first thing I try out in a new country so being left to wait in a flat with organic whatever is my personal nightmare! The wedding looks lovely, what a disappointment about the cake. I never understood how a couple can choose a bad cake – there are so many great cakes out there!? Must be that you lose your taste buds after eating the 10th slice or so during tasting and just go with anything to finish the task. Anyway, I can’t wait for part 2 🙂 x

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    1. Nah it’s ok now! It happens but I got to see the beautiful city of Amsterdam and that’s the manin part! Haha yeah I don’t know why people chose such cakes well less cake for me haha!

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