Gyspy Caravan

While in The Netherlands, I wanted to get out of the cities and see some of the countryside. I had no idea where I wanted to go though. When I found a gypsy caravan on the AirBnB listings, it was like a childhood dream come true.

I loved these little details

I loved these little details

I did have a couple of worries though. The area was pretty remote which made transport a bit tricky and I can get a bit jumpy at night. All ended well though. I had to change from the train to a bus in a little town called Goes (pronounced nothing like you'd think) with about 2 minutes to spare. I'm sure that's possible if you're a local and know what you are doing but I decided to take my time and wait the hour for the next bus.

Goes - a nice spot to kill some time with a coffee

Goes - a nice spot to kill some time with a coffee

The bus ended up being a tiny mini bus and the driver took me right to the door (didn't even charge me for a ticket either).

The front door to the caravan, with lovely strip curtains

The front door to the caravan, with lovely strip curtains

The caravan was gorgeous and all the tiny details just perfect. My hosts were the best too - lovely, warm people who made sure I was looked after without being intrusive.

So cosy

So cosy

I slept like a cosy little log curled up in the cocoon-like bed. The local cows could've been a bit quieter though.

Love these curtains. 

Love these curtains. 

Outside was a lovely spot to have a beer or a cup of tea, listening to the wind in the cypress trees.

Outside was a lovely spot to have a beer or a cup of tea, listening to the wind in the cypress trees.

I had an undercover terrace outside the caravan so it didn't get too claustrophobic plus my own bathroom attached and the breakfast the next morning was epic. Definitely worth the travel.

A morning walk along the dikes and into the little town. There were signs warning about bears!

A morning walk along the dikes and into the little town. There were signs warning about bears!

The town itself was charming. Of course, there wasn't a lot to do except walk (or bike ride) along the dikes but sometimes nothing to do is the best thing of all.

I had to leave fairly early to get back to Amsterdam to meet my friends but I wish I'd stayed longer.