From Rotterdam it’s a quick hop to Dordrecht, the oldest city in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. I arrive just as the locals begin milling around the city center for dinner but it’s still a few hours yet before sunset. 


I begin my walk at the statue of the brothers Johan and Cornelis de Witt, two political heavyweights brutally lynched in 1672,


The historical city center is utterly charming with narrow, twisting cobblestoned streets that lead to the city hall,


shops and offices,


and lots of bridges over its many canals,


I keep walking, away from the main square, around the Grote Kerk (big church)


until it becomes just the background for the marina:


I end up at the street that’s museum row, but everything is closed. The smell from nearby restaurants and even a few BBQs on people’s boats tells me it’s time to head back to the city center for dinner–and it won’t be from this portable food stand…


or the ubiquitous McDo where a delivery is taking place:


I catch a few more photo ops during my brisk walk back… 


…toward the cute place that had caught my eye earlier with its menu:


Once I’ve refueled, it’s only a guess as to where I’m headed next!

1 Comment

  1. ic

    AHH. larkie post what you ate! i’m dying to see some delicious food from all over the world.

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