Cold, Rain and a Lot of Fun: Elfia 2016

I love going to Fantasy fairs and although the weather was typically Dutch in the weekend (cold, rain and a few minutes of sun) I decided to go to Elfia, a beautiful fair located in Haarzuilens. I put on a warm sweater and brought my coat just in case. I created a little care package for the day  and of I went to catch the train.20160423_095409_mh1461741487861I immediately regretted not bringing my scarf that day, or even grabbing my winter coat. It was so extremely cold outside. It made me want to turn back around and go home. Thankfully, my boyfriend and I decided to go anyways and after traveling for a couple of hours we finally arrived at Elfia. By this time it had started to rain. We walked past the queue outside and with every minute I became a bit more cranky as the queue was longer than I cremembered from previous years. At the beginning of the afternoon we were finally able to enter Elfia.


20160423_125622_mh1461741605400Although the day so far had been extremely dissapointing it was about to get bettter. I was finally able to walk around Elfia and check out all the stands. We walked all the way to the back of the terrain, because it was extremely crowded near the entrance. There was an animal shelter for different kinds of birds. The most amazing thing was that for a small donation you could hold one of the birds. So I got to hold one of the owls. It was so cool. I would love to have an owl myself someday, but for now this was as close as I could get to that dream.

IMG-20160425-WA0002_mh1461742226331I was really excited when I found out that one of the stands was selling a cardgame called “Exploding kittens”. I had been looking for this game online, but I could not find a webshop where I could buy it. So although it was pretty expensive I decided to get it anyway. I also bough a Mew Mythical Pokemon Collection box and an Albus Dumbledore Funko Pop figurine. To me this Funko Pop really accurately represents the magical fealing of the Harry Potter Books. By the way if you are curious to know which Pokémon cards I got than please take a look at the unboxing of the mythical Pokemon Collection box that I will be posting later :).20160424_174658_mh1461741933361Afterwards we decided to walk around the fair and check out some more stands. We ran into some friends and soon enough Elfia became a lot of fun despite the extreme cold (there was so much rain). I highly recommend that you get your dinner at the event itself, when you go to a fair. The food is always amazing. I had some meat and later that day I drank some warm meade, which helped me warm up a bit. We went for a few more rounds across the fair and soon enough it was already evening and we decided to travel back home.



20160423_185154_mh1461741800555After taking a warm shower it was time to check my Streetpass. Naturally I took my new Nintendo 3DS with me. I came across ten new people. If only I had checked my streetpass during the day, I probably would have had so many more streetpasses; oh well. We ended the day by watching some YouTube videos and falling asleep in a warm, cozy bed. I had a wonderful day.20160423_214638_mh1461741892262Have you been to Elfia this year or have you been to Elfia before? Please share your stories in the comments I would love to hear them.





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