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).
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.
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!
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 –