(Picture: Seljalandsfoss waterfall)
After staying 2 nights in Reykjavik it was time to pack our bags and drive to Vik I Myrdal. While driving to Vik, you will pass by several famous Icelandic waterfalls you cannot miss out! Most of them are just beside the road what’s making it all quite easy to find. Vik is not very far, just a 2,5 hour drive (187 km) and the road and landscapes are very pretty. In Iceland you are not allowed to drive faster than 80 km/ph so if you combine driving with sightseeing you have a full day program.
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(Photo: Hrunalaug natural pool).
First of all, happy 2020!
I did not blog for months. I don’t know why but 2019 was quite hectic. I must say that my job (flight attendant), running the household, taking care of a toddler, and now being pregnant of baby 2, having pelvis instability and trying to find a bigger house is intense. I wish I had more time in a week and especially more ‘me-time’ so I could blog much more.
Anyway, last September I added a new country to my places I’ve been list. I visited Iceland together with the boyfriend and the baby/toddler. I was quite nervous about the baby/toddler thing ….but it went surprisingly well! Besides travel tips I will share my practical baby/toddler tips in this blog. I will split up this Iceland blog in several parts, otherwise the average reading time for this blogpost will be way way too long.
(Note: In Iceland I was already pregnant and very sick. I took pills every day against the nausea and the vomiting so I won’t share any spectacular food or restaurant tips because food and especially onion and garlic was my worst enemy during this trip).
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(Photo: Me in Berlin)
Three weeks ago we took a little break and jumped into the car to drive to Berlin in Germany. I went to Berlin a couple of times before. Once when I had a reunion with my study mates from Seoul. The other couple of times on a layover during one of my many work trips. My boyfriend never went to Berlin and the distance is ok if you like to go somewhere by car with a baby. It is a 6,5 hour drive from Amsterdam….so with a baby it takes approximately 8 hours to get in Berlin.
I love Berlin because of it’s edgy vibe and the many restaurants and bars it has. Of course I’m not able to hop from bar to bar but I tried out some cute new places which I will definitely mention in this blog. I will also mention if places are accessible with babies and if a place is child friendly. But if you don’t have a child, this blog will provide all the information you need for a great weekend in Berlin. (Nothing is sponsored, all pictures are mine, scroll down for the Dutch blog and different photo’s).
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(Photo: Me at the Krka Waterfalls).
Last Summer I went to Croatia with at that time a 12 week old baby. I went by car from The Netherlands to Zagreb, Novska (family), Split and Rovinj. The most beautiful place I visited in Croatia were the Krka waterfalls. The older I get, the more I appreciate things like nature. I’ve seen many waterfalls in my life, so many I’m not often impressed. But I really liked this one. Probably because it’s big, clean and the environment is nice. Last but not least, you are able to swim here which makes it more special. (All pictures are mine, nothing is sponsored).
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(Photo: Near the Beguinage).
Long time no see! And a happy new year!
The battery of my laptop crashed in December and Apple could not solve the problem. So I couldn’t blog for quite a while. But here I am, back with a brand new laptop. In the mean time I started working again. I passed all the flight safety exams and completed my training, so I’m ready to travel the world again (but parttime).
Anyway, just before Christmas we planned a family getaway to Bruges in Belgium with the baby. As we are tied up with rosters and work schedules again at the moment, we really enjoyed spending some time together. Bruges is not too far from Amsterdam, I guess a 3,5 hour drive which is perfect with a baby. It is the biggest city in the province West-Flanders. They speak Flemisch-Dutch which I of course understand as a Dutchie, very convenient I must say! (All pictures are mine, nothing is sponsored).
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(Photo: Me in front of the Rijksmuseum. Note: I was 36,5 weeks pregnant when this picture was taken, this is not my normal shape 😉 .)
My hometown Amsterdam is getting more and more popular among tourists. As I won’t travel so much until January, – why not posting some blogs about Amsterdam! There is enough to see and to do around this beautiful city! In my opinion, Amsterdam is one of the prettiest cities I know! The architecture is incredible, you’ll always find something to do, it is small and cosy and there are a bunch of nice lunch-spots and restaurants around!
The most famous museum of Amsterdam is the Rijksmuseum. I visited this museum several times from when I was younger until a few weeks ago together with my baby. Now you probably think….. going to a museum with a baby???? I never experienced her so quiet and sleepy luckily. (All pictures are mine, nothing is sponsored).
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(Photo: Gwanghwamun square Seoul)
(First of all, some photo’s are taken by a really bad and old camera many years ago, so I’m sorry if the quality is not great of a few pictures – I try to use the pics taken with a better camera as much as possible! I made the faces of friends and acquaintances unrecognizable because they don’t have to end up at the internet and become a victim of my hobby 😉 – (All pictures are mine, nothing is sponsored).
In 2009 and 2010 I studied in Seoul at the Sungkyunkwan University. This was such a good time! Getting to know Korea, the Korean people and their culture, as well foreign students from all over the world which taught me all their traditions. Also I know much more about for example the hype around K-pop, doctor fish (which is….many years later populair in Europe), celebrating national festivities, celebrating Halloween, the clubbing scene, karaoke, Korean food, having dinner at any time of the day (and night), cutting food with a scissor, bumping into weird shops (the best one, which unfortunately disappeared, was a 3D ride attraction shop – where you stepped into a moving fake car with 3D glasses on and experienced a virtual rollercoaster of horror scene), Korean Drama series (especially Full House) and many more!
Well, a blogpost about Seoul. Many people don’t know a lot about South-Korea or Seoul and don’t think of Korea as a travel destination like for example Japan or China. Unfortunate because Seoul is a huge metropolis where you can see and do a lot of things. And besides that, Korea is a beautiful country which has a lot to offer besides Seoul. In my opinion – Seoul is even more modern as Tokyo. Seoul consist of a lot of districts, which all are known for something (a student district, shopping districts, a theater district, art district, clubbing district, fancy district etc.), sticked together and created this enormous city. In Seoul you find history and the future mixed together and it is a city which never sleeps. As I lived here for in total 8 months I got to know this city quite well and lately I noticed more and more people are planning a trip to Korea. Still it’s hard to write down tips for Seoul as places and especially restaurants open up and disappear a couple of weeks later. This city is changing every week – but the main attractions and things you should do (or eat)….it all stays the same. Here’s my to do list if you visit Seoul for the first time!
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(Photo: Lake Titicaca).
Way way back – one of my favorite Dutch television programs called Peking Express was filmed in Peru. This sounds a bit weird; the concept of the television program can be best described as couples who signed up for a hitchhike competition – (originally started in Peking and around the Peking Express railway) – but to keep the concept updated they chose to film in other countries for the other seasons. Anyways, back in 2007 I fell in love with the images of Peru and especially the Machu Picchu. In November 2015 this dream came true. I traveled to Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes and the Machu Picchu, to Puno and Lake Titicaca and ended my trip in Arequipa. If I see pictures of Peru they are almost all taken at the Machu Picchu which I understand because it is one of the coolest and most magical spots on earth. I will definitely write a blogpost about that later on. Less shown on for example instagram is Lake Titicaca which is also beautiful, picture worthy and yes a bit touristic as well. (Nothing is sponsored, all pictures are mine, scroll down for the Dutch blogpost including different photos)
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(Photo: Buenos Aires vibes and music)
I never get bored of Buenos Aires. Actually the more often I visit this city, the more I like it. The first time I visited Buenos Aires was in 2014 during a short 2-weeks backpack trip all by myself. At that time I stayed at the Millhouse hostel – the most fun party hostel of Buenos Aires (which is a great place if you travel alone – you never have to feel alone and have the opportunity to meet people and hang out / do some sightseeing stuff / have dinner and party with people all the time). From 2015 and on I went back almost every year due to my flight attendant job (now I have the opportunity to stay in a beautiful hotel) on 8 day layovers, with a turnaround Santiago de Chili in between.(Nothing is sponsored, all pictures are taken by me, scroll down for the Dutch story and different photos).
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(Photo: Jumping across the Great Wall of China)
As you may have read in a previous blog I ended my TransMongolian Express trip in UlaanBaatar instead of Beijing as I did not have enough time. Besides that I went to Beijing already two times (in 2009 and in 2014). In the future I will fly to Beijing for work as well due to an aircraft change. Not mentioning I love Beijing and China. However the first time I visited China in particular, I was 19 years old and a student in Seoul, South-Korea – I felt completely lost in Beijing as it was very cold (December), I got immediately ripped off by a illegal taxi driver and worst thing – my camera got stolen after the Beijing trip in Shanghai! All my pictures of for example the Great wall were gone! Now I’m older, more experienced, I do not get a culture shock very fast and more careful with my belongings. I felt so terrible still after years about losing my pictures – that I forced my boyfriend to spend our holidays in China in the year 2014 so I could re-take my pictures again. (Nothing is sponsored, all pictures are mine, scroll down for the Dutch version)
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