As you know, I’ve been gone for a little while. I was supposed to be home yesterday, but somehow ended up back home on Thursday. Way too early, but the bad weather simply made us leave earlier… But still, time flew by! Those two weeks really did pass in the blink of an eye.
If I could time travel, I know I’d go back to the start of my road trip and do it all over again. I enjoyed it so much! Of course, I simply was long overdue for a decent vacation…
Yes, I’m back! Happier, more relaxed, with a little bit *coughs* of a book haul and some added tan, haha.
I know you guys must be most curious about the books I bought during my trip.
Let me start by saying that I bought way less than I first anticipated. Yes, I saw plenty of books that I wanted to buy. Problem? They were so expensive that I’d rather order them on BookDepository!
This might not be regular bookworm-behaviour because I’ve walked in at least ten bookstores without buying a thing, but… I can probably buy twice as many books with the money I saved by being stubborn!
At one point I did have a little splurge though. I went to an American bookstore – thank you for those, world – in Milano! And then suddenly stumbled upon a secondhand bookstore near our hotel in Milano as well. Talk about luck, haha!
So that’s the day I bought… nine books?
I also ended up buying just one book in Venice!
Normally, that would’ve been it. Really. But then the bad weather came and we didn’t feel like being cooped up in our tent for the next couple of days. So… We took our stuff and left. Yup! Left!
We realized we were going to be home way too early and, honestly, we didn’t feel like that at all. Who would?! So, instead I used the magic puppy eyes and convinced my boyfriend to make a bit of a detour and head to the Netherlands. Rotterdam, to be specific.
We went there during the first half of this year as well and I stumbled upon the best bookstore ever. Donner! It has a huge amount of English books. Honestly, that was the biggest English section I had seen so far – at least, in a country where English isn’t the native language.
Let’s just say that I completely went overboard and used my birthday in the best way possible: by getting my boyfriend to buy me books. Sorry not sorry.
And, munches? Yes! I ate so many wonderful dishes! I cannot even… Just thinking about it makes me want to go back, stat.
I will definitely use some of those dishes in future reviews, whenever I find something that fits perfectly. And for pictures of all the cities… Let’s just say you’ll have to keep your eyes open!
Honestly, I have more than 500 pictures to go over and I’ll have to find the time to do so… As soon as I’ve done that, there’ll be a little photo road trip for you guys!
So, what were you guys up to these past few weeks?