How to spend the perfect weekend in Bruges, Belgium

Recently my sister has spent a weekend in Bruges, Belgium. This city is one of those places that grabs you and will be in your hearth forever. From stunning buildings from the Middle Ages to impressive churches, museums and lots of delicious restaurants. This city has it all! It’s the ultimate weekend getaway if you are from the Netherlands, Germany or France! Even if you can only do Bruges in one day, you’ll get plenty done in this compact UNESCO-heritage listed city center. In this guide, I will show my must-see recommendations, but also my things to see, what to eat, and some recommended hotels. Here’s all you can get up to when you have a weekend in Bruges, Belgium!

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THE BEST OF LONDON IN 4 DAYS | AN ITINERARY

If you are looking for an extensive 4 day London itinerary, you have come to the right place! London is one of my favorite cities in Europe! Together with my close friend I have spent many city trips to this incredible city. We spend hours exploring the city, talking free walking tours and just being a proper tourist. After hours or research, walking the city and getting information from locals, I am now sharing my best tips for spending 4 days in London! Though you possibly can’t see everything in London in 4 days, this very extensive itinerary covers as much ground and sights as possible.

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THE ULTIMATE ISTANBUL TRAVEL GUIDE | TURKEY

Whether you are exploring the magnificent buildings built by the Ottoman empire or shopping at the Grand Bazaar, there are various incredible things to experience while visiting Istanbul.  Spanning over Europe as well as Asia, this ancient city has so much culture and history to offer. The various buildings reflect the different empires that ruled the city creating a melting pot of different styles. If you are a foodie like me, you will enjoy indulging on delicious traditional desserts and coffee. I have visited the city multiple times and if you want to find out why I fell in love with Istanbul and were the best spots are to visit, then check out my Istanbul travel guide below… 

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SWIMMING WITH THE PIGS | PIG ISLAND

If you are a travel blogger, lifestyle blogger, an Instagram influencer, vlogger or travel fanatic you must have seen those amazing photos of people swimming and chilling with pigs on a tropical island. I know I have seen many of those, wishing I was there. Some travel friends of him have been traveling the world lately and were incredibly lucky to have actually done this and were too kind to help me compile this post for you guys. So if you are wanting to go swim with these adorable piggy’s then read on. I will show you where to go, what to do and which is the best spot to go to.

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ROAMING THE RICE FIELDS | TEGALLALANG RICE TERRACE

If you are planning to travel to Bali, then I am certain you have heard of their spectacular terraced rice fields. If you are planning to visit one (Hint: you should) then make sure to read this post. During my first trip to Bali, I did a full-day guided tour with a local. Besides the mental monkeys at the monkey sanctuary, I also stopped at the Tagallalang Rice Terrace. The lush green terrace’s line the hills of Ubud, surrounded by waving palm trees. You truly have to see it in order to grasp its beauty. Here’s everything you need to know about a quick trip to Bali’s famous rice fields in Ubud, the Tegallalang Rice Terrace.

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A SUMMER HOLIDAY ON LANZAROTE | CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN

What is better than hopping on a plane and a couple of hours later you end up on a volcanic island with some unique ‘moon-like’ landscape, blissful weather and cool beaches. This is exactly what I did during a trip to Europe last year. Lanzarote (Spain) is one of the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa is known for its year-round warm weather, beaches, and volcanic landscape.  Here is what I did during my holiday there.

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THE SACRED MONKEY FOREST SANCTUARY IN UBUD | BALI, INDONESIA

If you are planning your first trip to Bali, Indonesia, then a trip to Ubud Monkey Forrest is kind of a must! Ubud Monkey Forest, also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, is one of Ubud’s most popular attractions. A natural forest sanctuary that is home to a large horde of grey long-tailed macaques. I visited this sanctuary during my trip to Bali last year. Due to some nastiness at the end of my holiday, I kind of forgot to write a couple of blog posts, including this one. So in this blog post, I will take you along with me to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. I will show you the best way to get there, what it costs, what to do and what not to do when wandering around this amazing jungle whilst being surrounded by cheeky monkeys.

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FIRST TIMERS GUIDE TO AMSTERDAM

So you are thinking about going to Amsterdam? But you are a tad concerned whether it is too crazy for you? Or how to get there? Or how not to get run over by a mad Dutchy on a bike?  Then don’t worry here is a first timers guide to Amsterdam. This is not a city guide, if you want to know all the must-see sights, then check out this post here.  This post is to help you get there, the must-knows, the bike laws and warnings and much more helpful information to hopefully help you have a great holiday in Hollands main capital. 

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY

Who hasn’t dreamt of visiting the Big Apple! I know I have for years and years. My good friend Kim has been several times and called it one of her favorite cities to visit. Together with here, have written this very extensive guide to New York City. From where to eat, where to stay, what to see and when to go is all given in this guide! We have tried to make it as all comprising as possible and ended up with a post with more than 2500 words. So, I hope you will enjoy this guide and leave a quick comment underneath if you found it helpful or when you are going to use it for your trip to New York.

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MINI GUIDE TO OOTMARSUM, NETHERLANDS

I think pretty much 100% of the people following my blog have never heard of this small town before. Heck, I am certain if I would ask a Dutchman, most of them would say they don’t know where this little town is located. And, I can’t blame you. It is a pretty small town in the East of the Netherlands, and there is not a whole lot happening. You might wonder, why the heck would I write a post about it then? Well, this town is where my family originated. My family is super small and we have an unusual last name, so it is pretty easy to track our history (well we didn’t even have to do that, cause my grandpa is the first of the family to leave his village for love nawwwwwwwwwww). The town is actually very cute and went I was back home last September and I visited it with my parents. I took a bunch of photos which I would like to share with you. Additionally, I will give you some basic information, in case you are ever in the area and would like to check it out.

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