Sherry faced some steep competition; we had more than two thousand entries over the six weeks of the contest, and we were blown away by the quality. Thank you to everyone who submitted such amazing Highlights! We’ve been truly inspired by all of your experiences.
Sherry’s Highlight, “Wall Flower Street,” shows FloraHolland, the largest flower auction in the world. Visiting the auction-house floor provides a fascinating look into the global economy and the logistical challenges of fast-moving shipping—the flowers are shipped from Kenya, through Holland, and arrive in New York the same day, according to Ott. And the place is a feast for the senses: She describes the movement, the scents, and the riot of colors. It’s just this kind of Highlight that we love to see on AFAR.com—an off-the-beaten path experience that other travelers can easily replicate.
Save Sherry’s Highlight to your Wanderlist, for the next time you’re traveling to Amsterdam.
Sherry has won two round-trip tickets from New York to Brussels with Brussels Airlines, three nights in Brussels at the Stanhope Hotel, round-trip from Brussels to Liege by train and two nights at the Crowne Plaza Liege. Plus a guided tour in Brussels—with beer and chocolate included. We can’t wait to see the Highlights she posts!