Den Haag is the third largest city in The Netherlands. Although it is not the capital of The Netherlands, it is the seat of the national government, as well as being home to the royal family.
You might be wondering, "Why Marseille?" That was a common question people had when I told them where I was going this past weekend. While we had an absolutely wonderful weekend in Marseille, I'll be honest, I booked the plane tickets there because they were the cheapest!
London, what a place! I think growing up I'd always kind of had this dream of going to London. It seemed so distant and foreign, but somehow within reach because of the sophisticated sounding English that is spoken there.
I never really considered going to Hanover for a weekend trip. It’s relatively small and 4 hours by train from Amsterdam. But when given an opportunity to check out a new city, I try not to pass that up. My boyfriend plays full-time tennis, which means he sometimes travels to different countries to play in tournaments, and I so happen to be very free on the weekends (au pair perks!). I tagged along for a mini road trip and got to spend a Sunday afternoon exploring Hanover all on my own.
I'll be honest, before most trips I will do lots of research, reading blogs and watching videos about the place I'm visiting. For this trip, I did almost nothing. I knew that this trip was almost entirely Oktoberfest so I figured I'd had a general idea of what it'd be like. Oktoberfest was bigger and crazier than I could have imagined.