Majorca : Mallorca Photo Essay

The largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, which are part of Spain and located in the Mediterranean. -Wikipedia
Agatha Christie visited the island in the early 20th century and stayed in Palma and Port de Pollença. -Wikipedia
With thousands of rooms available Majorca’s economy is largely dependent on its tourism industry. Holiday makers are attracted by the large number of beaches, warm weather, and high-quality tourist amenities. -Wikipedia
Together with French writer George Sand, the Polish composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin resided in Valldemossa in the winter of 1838–39. -Wikipedia
Majorca has been jokingly referred to as the 17th Federal State of Germany, due to the high number of German tourists. – Wikipedia
BCM Planet Dance – Is The Biggest Nightclub in Mallorca and has been nominated the 5th best club in the World.

AMSTERDAM. Go cycling! See more, do more!

A weekend in Amsterdam is not enough to see a lot that this City has to offer. We decided to rent bikes for three days.  They said that there are more bikes in Amsterdam than the number of its population. As cycling is a way of life here, riding and going around  in one of them is like being a local. Here are some of the photos that I took while cycling around Amsterdam.

NEMO Science Museum

NEMO Science Museum
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De Gooyer Windmill: The tallest wooden windmill in the country is octagonal in shape & was once used as a flour mill.
The Amsterdam, was an 18th-century cargo ship of the Dutch East India Company.

Westerkerk – The World’s first biggest protestant church.
Amsterdam Centraal is the largest railway station of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centraal was designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers and first opened in 1889. It features a Gothic/Renaissance Revival station building and a cast iron platform roof spanning approximately 40 metres.

The Magere Brug (“Skinny Bridge”) is a bridge over the river Amstel in the city centre of Amsterdam. It connects the banks of the river at Kerkstraat (Church Street), between Keizersgracht (Emperors’ Canal) and Prinsengracht (Princes’ Canal). -Wikipedia
Magere Brug

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The Munttoren (“Mint Tower”) or Munt is a tower in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It stands on the busy Muntplein square, where the Amstel river and the Singel canal meet. -Wikipedia
On a sunny day, lounging on the beds of river Amstel seems to be popular among locals.
The Berlagebrug (bridge) was opened on 28 May 1932 amidst great interest. At the time it was not only the bridge that was furthest from the city centre, but it was also the biggest bridge in Amsterdam at 80 metres long and 24 metres wide. – Iamsterdam.com

Van Gogh Museum
Cooling down from the heat under the trees at the Museum quarter.
Edam Cheese originated in the Netherlands.
Museumplein
In Amsterdam, the cyclists are the king of the road.
Amsterdam is a popular place for Stag Do.
Amsterdam Rai Train Station
http://www.theartofbanksy.amsterdam/en/the-art-banksy/

The gateway to the Museumplein
Cycle Parking area
Basilica of St. Nicholas
The Dome of St. Nicholas Basilica
People waiting for the ferry services at the back of Amsterdam Centraal Station
EYE Filmmuseum
River Amstel beside the Amsterdam Centraal Station