Anecdotes

Old travel Series: Rotterdam (Europe, Part 6)

This post is part of a series where I’m incorporating old travel journal entries into this blog. This part of the series is from my first ever trip to Europe, when I visited the Netherlands, Belgium, and France with a group from my college. This is transcribed from the original hand-written journal I kept during that trip while I was still just a wee college student. I hope you enjoy it! Stay tuned for more tales of our adventures!

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So yeah….ummm today we  woke up early to go catch the train to Rotterdam. It was a cool city, but very modern and reminded me more of Los Angeles than anywhere else, which wasn’t that exciting for me. What was exciting, however, was the huge Salvador Dali exhibit at the Boijams Museum today.

Since I love Dali like he was my own firstborn child, it was a special exhibit to me. That man was all over the place! We saw some of his paintings (famous and not) and his photographs, hilarious commercials he made, etc., but the wonderful surprise I got was the collaborative film he did with Walt Disney. Wow. That’s all I can say. I heard it’s released in the U.S. now so I’m going to buy the DVD for sure.

(Here it is for those of you reading the blog…enjoy!)

Destino – Walt Disney & Salvador Dali from Vangogen on Vimeo.

So…I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. The bad news is that I am falling asleep so I’m prematurely going to stop writing. The good news is that I’ll do it tomorrow!

All right…morning….

So, after the Dali museum, we headed off to take a look around Rotterdam and to see the North Sea. we had a group consisting of me, Norwood, Dinah, Julie, Scott, Brett, and that one guy whose name escapes me. We saw some interesting things on our walk. There was this one sculpture that looked like a tree with roots, except it was suspended in the air so it looked as if it was a floating tree. We took a picture underneath this tree (it was made of metal). We made it to the bay of the North Sea. It wasn’t really all that interesting, but at least now I can say I’ve been there. After that we randomly met up with the group again and took the train back to Haarlem. We didn’t do much back in town, just went upstairs and relaxed a bit and then had an excellent dinner (I had chicken stir fry!) in the hotel lobby restaurant, and then we went to bed. Now it’s morning and I haven’t done anything interesting yet today, so I’ll write about today’s adventure once it happens.

That’s all for now!

Didn’t catch the first post in this series? Start from the beginning!

Next post in this series: https://arttraveleatrepeat.com/2016/07/16/old-travel-series-a-free-day-in-holland-europe-part-7/

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