Why I love travel so much

Sometimes I wonder about why I feel this need to keep planning a next trip. Why is it impossible for me to just sit on my ass and enjoy my holiday staring at a television with a big fat bucket of B&J on my lap?? At first I thought it was because I grew up…

5 reasons to visit Romania in wintertime

1: SNOW SNOW SNOOOOOW!!! A lot of it, everywhere! It practically snowed every day I was there. And I am not talking about these flakes that you might mistake for rain. No, in Romania you get the real deal. Decent thick flakes that remain right where they fall and are sticky enough to remain on…

Bruges

Last weekend I took some of the ESA-girls to Bruges, to show them around my birth city. I thought this would be a great time to actually write my blogpost about Bruges (finally!), so here it is :). No matter where you are staying in Belgium, Bruges is super easy to reach. Plenty of busses…

Mt. Rinjani: the prequel

I always try to get a mix of culture, adventure and relaxation in my travels. The biggest adventure on our Indonesia trip was without a doubt climbing Mount Rinjani. Located on Lombok, the volcano with a lake and a smaller volcano inside its crater was hard to say  no to. Thrust me I’ve tried. After…

Sunrise at Borobudur & Sunset at Prambanan

Part of our Indonesia trip was filled up with temple visits. We started with two remarkable ones: Borobudur and Prambanan. Both of them are located on the island of Java. The easiest thing to do is to find a nice hotel in Yogyakarta and visit both from there. We stayed at Gallery Prawirotaman. I could…

Me.

“The only thing you can buy that makes you richer is travel” Born in Bruges in 1992 my life journey took off in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I might be a little bit biased, but I have visited quite a few cities by now and I still love Bruges the…

Åland

I had never been to Scandinavia before and decided it was time for a change. Me and my bf decided to go backpacking through Sweden, starting from Stockholm. Unfortunately, one day before we would leave we checked the weather forecast and it was no good… Rain all week, meaning we would really be soaked. So……

Italy

Roundtripping is my middle name so here it is: the roundtrip through Italy which covered not even half of the country… So expect a follow-up sometime! The parts covered included Rome, Ponza ❤ , Naples and Pompeii. Because I expect many of you to just city-trip the hell out of Rome, I will write a separate…

Edinburgh

Looking for a perfectly Christmassy shorttrip, there were three options: Dublin, Oslo and Edinburgh. We picked Edinburgh because of Hogmanay: three days of festivities to celebrate the upcoming New Year! It includes free concerts, a torchlight procession with over 30 000 participants and a huge street party to kick-off the new year in style! The torchlight procession…

Mallorca

If you are looking for a girlstrip with no content except for chatting, tanning, drinking, swimming and chilling, I’ve got the spot for you: Mallorca. I went their with my best friend to relax so we booked a ‘no children allowed hotel’ and it was a hit! At first I thought ‘no children allowed hotels’…

Croatia

The holiday to Croatia was my first ever roadtrip! I’m driving a cute Ford Fiesta which has plenty of space in the trunk (perfect for roadtripping), but no airconditioning (not so perfect for roadtripping). A drive of 14 hours through 6 countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and finally Croatia) without airconditioning is quite challenging but…

Singapore

“The city within a garden” The quote used by the Singaporean government to define Singapore used to be the other way around: “A garden within the city”. The last few years Singapore has transformed towards a city within a garden thanks to multiple projects. And you can’t help but admit it’s true, once you take…