Postcards from Rotterdam

Postcards from Rotterdam

Man, I think I fell in love again. Rotterdam, or as I like to call it “New York by De Nieuwe Maas”, had been on top of my travel list for a long time. I don’t know why I’ve never went there before, because the city has SO much to offer and is super easy to reach. Being only 70 kilometers from my home town, we can drive to Rotterdam in less than an hour! That’s closer than Brussels, not that I’ve …
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A Day In Domburg

A Day In Domburg

When my parents bought a caravan in The Netherlands two years ago I started a small blog series about the Zeeland region. After Middelburg, Yerseke and Veere it was time to explore Domburg this weekend. The weather had been really nice up until the day my mom, youngest sister and I left for our short getaway. No clouds or wind could stop us – something about pancakes for lunch – and we went for a walk around town and on the beach anyway. I left…
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Flowering bluebells in Hallerbos

Flowering bluebells in Hallerbos

Years and years ago I made a bucket list of all the places I wanted to visit in Belgium. To this day, not many items have been scratched off, aside from exploring Brussels (which I’ve been doing lots of lately!). Not too far from Brussels is Halle, well-known for it’s beautiful Hallerbos. The Hallerbos is a forest that turns into a fairy tale-like scene every Spring. Shades of white and yellow slowly turn into shades of purple as daffodils and white anemones make …
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Shopping and eating in Barcelona

Shopping and eating in Barcelona

Oh Barcelona! To celebrate his 25th birthday K flew me over to Barcelona (as his gift for my own upcoming birthday) where he was staying for a job training. He put me in charge of making the travel plan as we’d only have 24 hours of free time together (and I had 8 extra hours on my own). With a little help from my friends I made said travel plan, which ultimately became a shortlist of places I wanted to get food from. We threw…
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The Weinachtsmarkt in Monschau

The Weinachtsmarkt in Monschau

The German Christmas markets (or weinachtsmarkten) are my favorite. Every year we try to visit a German town around Christmas to do a little shopping and enjoy the Holiday cheer. You can read about my visits to Düsseldorf here and here. This year we went to Monschau for the first time with friends and I’ve taken a few photos to share with you! Monschau is a quaint little town hidden away in a valley. It’s just a few kilometers across the Belgian …
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5 hours in Amsterdam

5 hours in Amsterdam

On Monday I promised to share a mini-post about our mini-trip to Amsterdam. I got sick and spent most of Monday and Tuesday in bed fighting the flu. My fever is gone now and I’m left with a nasty cold, but that won’t stop me from returning to my blog. It’s been a while. K shared the Amsterdam lights festival on Facebook and asked me if I wanted to come with her. As if she really had to ask! We left in …
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Jardin de Luxembourg in the fall

Jardin de Luxembourg in the fall

  It has been almost a year since I last went to Paris. A whole year. These last 365 days have gone by faster than any time in my life and it doesn’t feel like time is slowing down. I never got around to post about all about our trip to Paris. Things happened shortly after and I disappeared from my blog for a while. I’m still not fully back into my old blogging routine, but now that fall is here again it feels …
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A Roadtrip To Luxemburg (Malmedy, St Vith & Clervaux)

A Roadtrip To Luxemburg (Malmedy, St Vith & Clervaux)

After our exams in June, my friend K and I got the crazy idea to drive to the south of the country and just see where we’d end up. K had almost never been there and had made a short bucket list. I on the other hand know the region well and told her I could guide her around. My grandparents have a caravan in Trois-Ponts and all we knew was that we were going to sleep there. On our first night we went …
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Postcards from Cochem

Postcards from Cochem

And that right there is Germany as I know it best: half-timbered houses and colorful facades lining a river and endless vineyards on a hill topped off with a castle. A castle that is 900 years old, in the case of Cochem. I have been in Cochem before, a couple of years ago, but didn’t really write about it on the blog. This time, I also don’t have much to say. It was a cloudy and rainy day and we spent most of it …
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Easter in Ediger-Eller

Easter in Ediger-Eller

  We were in Ediger-Eller (Germany) the weekend before Easter and the town was in full preparation for the Easter celebration. Young and old was out and about, cleaning and overall preparing for the 2015 tourist season to begin. Ediger-Eller is a small town in the Mosel Valley, not too far from Cochem and Koblenz, that has a history going back to before the year 1000. The town is a true beauty, with the wood-work houses being my favorite object to photograph. The old tractors…
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Edinburgh: Sightseeing, Edinburgh Castle and Arthurs Seat

Edinburgh: Sightseeing, Edinburgh Castle and Arthurs Seat

Spring break is here and after a mean deadline on Friday I decided to give myself a day off this weekend to work on all the blog post I never got around to posting. First up is the last bit about Edinburgh. Gosh I miss Scotland! I’ve always had it big for the countries overseas, but I never thought I’d fall so hard again after London. Edinburgh now holds a special place in my heart and we will return. But what else could …
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