WANDERLUST

SALSA SHOP

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I have eaten A LOT lately, so let’s bring out those hotspots! Let’s start with Salsa Shop This is a Mexican take on fast-food, and I have to say: it tastes a lot better than regular fast food! Four childhood friends have decided to start this restaurant after some time traveling in Mexico and the US, because the real Mexican taste was nowhere to be found in Amsterdam. Bulls eye if you ask me! The guys from Salsa Shop make everything right before your eyes with the freshest products. You can choose your meal (burrito, tacos, salad or burrito bowl), your meat/veggies, what goes inside (guacamole, sour cream, you name it!), the salsa and some extras like tortilla chips. And you can even drink in style; their homemade lemonades are a real gem, but the mexican soft drinks are pretty good too. Sounds tasty huh?

I would personally recommend the tacos, because you get four small ones which you can compose the way you like. This way, you can try a sorts of meat and also different salsas. Like I said, the fresh lime lemonade is real good and works perfectly with those spicy salsas.

Off you go, amigo!


SALSA SHOP
AMSTELSTRAAT 32-A
1017 DA AMSTERDAM
020 2051040

salsashop.nl

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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This Sunday I will be heading to Scandinavia for the first time! For as long as I can remember, my family and me go to Southern Europe in the summer holiday. This year, however, we wanted something different, so we decided to go to Sweden (and Copenhagen and Oslo). Things will be different since the weather is just not the same as in South France. However, I am really looking forward to visiting Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo. I really hope that we will not regret the decision to do it differently this year, but I think it will be good. Have a happy holiday, folks!

MERCAT

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As a fairly new Amsterdammer, I still depend on others to show me the best hotspots. Restaurant-wise, my sister knows her stuff. To celebrate the summery weather, we decided to go to Mercat. This restaurant is inspired by the Spanish markets (hence the name). Food-wise, you will find Spanish dishes such as tapas and churros. However, this is not your typical tapas restaurant. The place looks absolutely stunning; we especially liked the neon lights surrounding the bar. Mercat is situated next to Panama in Amsterdam-Oost (East).

Mercat
Oostelijke Handelskade 4
1019 BM Amsterdam

mercat.nl

LA FAVORITE

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My sister,  who is a real sucker for finding nice restaurants, picked out this restaurant when we went to Paris last month. La Favorite is situated in le Marais, our new favorite neighborhood in Paris. You will find the nicest shops, coolest restaurants and the best dressed parisians here. Sitting on their terrace will make you feel like a local (admit it, that’s ALL we want) ánd will provide endless fashion inspiration (and thus a desperate need for shopping). Definitely a ‘must-eat’ for when you are in Paris, if you ask me.

La Favorite
Rue de Rivoli 4
75004 Paris

PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

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My sister and I are going to Paris tonight! To quote Audrey Hepburn: ‘Paris is always a good idea’. We are going by bus, hello ten hour bus ride, and will be there at about 11 the next morning. We went to Paris for a couple of times now, so the touristy places of Paris will be skipped. Tomorrow is all about nice food (macarons!!), shopping (& other stories) and wandering through the city of love! For the occasion, I made Paris inspired picture and used Adobe Illustrator for the first time to create the letters. I never expected it to work so well and can’t wait to create more.