The first thing that strikes me about Amsterdam during the light of the day is the city's architecture. From historical buildings to canal houses to innovative modern designs, Amsterdam must surely be a delight for design lovers.
This is the day I make my way to the continent. I'm fascinated at the idea of crossing the English Channel, it's something I've wanted to do since I was 10.
9 a.m. and I'm in front of the Big Ben. There's something surreal about capturing that moment, the imprint of that exact time. That hour of the first day of the week when I should be holed up in my cubicle, encased in a glass building. But I'm not. Not on this Monday at least.
This city mesmerizes me. I made my first visit to London last year in September. I'm here again just over a year later.
A holiday in Europe - something that has long been on my bucket list, about to get crossed off.