The TransMongolian Express Part 1 – Saint Petersburg

The TransMongolian Express Part 1 – Saint Petersburg

(Photo: Me at the Church on Savior and Blood)

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My Transmongolian Express trip and holidays had finally started when me and my boyfriend flew from Amsterdam to Saint Petersburg on a thursday afternoon within just 2 hours and 15 minutes. Quite fast! After picking up the luggage I had to arrange a taxi to my hotel.
There are a lot of illegal taxi drivers offering their services at the airport. I decided to take the official (and legal) taxi at the taxi stand which is very cheap as well. Our hotel was located at the big and most famous street of St. Petersburg called the Nesky Prospekt. At the Nevsky Prospekt street you find almost all the famous churches and buildings of St. Petersburg – if not, they are close by. (All pictures are taken by me – nothing is sponsored – scroll down for the Dutch version and different photos.)
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The Japanese Treasures of Kyoto

The Japanese Treasures of Kyoto

(Photo: 3 Japanese girls in traditional clothing)

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A city which really impressed me is Kyoto. Compared to Osaka and Tokyo (the other cities which are recommendable in Japan to visit – I did not visit yet)- Kyoto has something magical and mysterious at the same time. If you stay in Osaka, it is really easy to visit Kyoto. It is just half an hour / maybe 40 minutes by train. (nothing is sponsored – all pictures are taken by me – Prefer this story in the Dutch language? Just scroll down and see different photos as well!)

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Vibrant & Surprising Singapore – The To Do List!

Vibrant & Surprising Singapore – The To Do List!

(Photo: Supertrees & Marina Bay Sands Hotel)

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I love Singapore layovers! The city is clean, structured and safe, the locals are friendly and I love Asian food and the Singapore nightlife. Fun fact; Singapore was my first intercontinental flight operating as a flight attendant ever. Are you planning a trip to Singapore? Here are my favorite (not in a specific order- sometimes a little bit touristic) things to do! (nothing is sponsored – all pictures are taken by me)

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The Countryside of China – Karst mountains & Yangshuo

The Countryside of China – Karst mountains & Yangshuo

(photo: Yangshuo bamboo boat & Karstmountains)

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This year I was lucky – I got a ‘spontaneously 6-day layover’ in Xiamen on my roster. Perfect  to head out for a trip to Guilin & Yangshuo, the countryside of China where the famous Karst mountains are located. This area is mostly known for it’s karst landscapes and impressive nature – and is a must do if you are traveling in China! I’ve been to different places in China (mostly cities), and I must say the vibe around this area feels different in a good way. (all pictures are taken by me – nothing is sponsored)

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A speeddate with the Taj Mahal

A speeddate with the Taj Mahal

(photo: me at the Taj Mahal)

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The last time I had a quick stopover in Delhi (for just 24 hours) I decided with one of my colleagues to visit the Taj Mahal. This is quite a crazy plan because a one way drive takes already 3 hours and everything was arranged (driver + guide) just an hour before te flight left. That did not stop us from marking off this bucket list thing. Because really? What do you want to see from the world? I guess the only right answer is everything! (Ok maybe not e-ve-ry-thing but all the nice stuff – yes). And the very famous Taj Mahal is included as well if we talk about my wish-list. (All photo’s on this blog are my very own pictures – nothing is sponsored)

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My top 10 favorite beaches

My top 10 favorite beaches

(photo – San Blas islands)

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I love to spend my days on the beach. Lucky for me, I do not only visit some pretty beaches during my holidays, but also during my layovers I sometimes get the chance to stick my toes into the white sand and enjoy the view consisting of clear blue water and palm trees. Here are my top 10 favorite beaches: (all pictures are taken by me)

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Escaping the craziness of Bangkok

Escaping the craziness of Bangkok

(photo: me at the Klongs of Bangkok)

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I recently came back from Bangkok for work. I always enjoy Bangkok layovers. The weather is nice (only during the summer it is quite humid and sweaty), the massages are good and cheap and I really enjoy Thai Food. (nothing is sponsored – all pictures are taken by me)

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