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Welcome to Schiphol
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Let’s make this like a YES! magazine entry.
Schiphol (pronounced Skip-pol) is the name of the airport in Amsterdam (end of YES! mag reference).
We arrived here at 6 AM, Dutch time. Felt the cold air immediately upon stepping out to the boarding bridge.
The boys were thrilled.

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I really love these small trolleys that make lugging carry-ons easier. Wish we had these in NAIA.
That’s my stuff.

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Immigration was a breeze. No immigration forms, can you imagine? The boys all have Dutch passports, while Yaya Bhing and I queued together. I was scared of interrogation, but the good-looking officer simply said, “Good morning” and “What is your purpose of travel?” Two stamps later, and we’re off.

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Schiphol is really lovely. I prefer it to Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Narita airports.
There’s an air of instant chic I don’t see in Asian airports.

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I really love Dutch design. Check out the Starbucks

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The dining hall

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Went nuts over a souvenir shop, but didn’t buy anything—yet.

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Cheese everywhere. The good kind.

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Hermés down below

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Because we were knocked out during the 12-hour flight, the boys wanted McDonald’s, which is a sight for rumbling tummies in any airport. NAIA needs this.

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Fries, chicken nuggets, and sosy water for the boys. Coffee for Yaya.

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Jeroen loves the special Dutch mayo with his fries

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and excited to have McKroket (a special Dutch treat—box says “world famous in Holland”)

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Oh, and I love these breaded prawns—only in Holland!! I love!!!

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Headless, tail-less prawns with ketchup!

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After a quick meal, a happy reunion with Opa and Aunt Helene.

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Love Opa

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Looking for the supermarket inside Schiphol (how convenient)

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Yes, Yaya, we are in Holland

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I want them Miffy chocolate

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Vincent van Gogh chocolate

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Wooden shoe chocolate!! I will hoard them all when we leave

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Schiphol also has some great displays of airplane parts, such as the engine

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Just like the Mind Museum

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The wheels (oh, and an H&M in the back)

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Heading to the parking lot

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with my love

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Art in the airport—we like!

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Yaya Bhing likes the giant lamp

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and loves the cold weather. The weather is really lovely by the way. Nothing like the weather reports have it.

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Loading our bags
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And we’re off.

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