PREPARING FOR MY NEXT TRIP | HELLO HOLLAND

If you have been following me for a while now then you know that I am originally from the Netherlands and I have been living in Australia for 7 years now. Once a year I hop on a never-ending plane trip back home to spend some time with my friends and family. Today is again that day where I am about to get on a flight home. In today’s post I will show you what my plans are for my 4-week visit to the Netherlands and what blog posts you can expect whilst I am away and from my trip.

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MINI ISLAND GUIDE: LANZAROTE

Lanzarote is an intriguing island with an extraordinary geology of 300 volcanic cones. There are great beaches, interesting sights and plenty of restaurants and hotels. The landscape has a stark and otherworldly appearance, with loads of unique black lava fields as far as the eyes can see.  The island’s major sights have been aesthetically developed by the late César Manrique, a Lanzarote native, and artist. Houses must be painted white, other than wooden windows and door frames or wooden shutters which can be any one of two shades of green. There’s no billboard advertising, no highrise buildings, giving the island a unique atmosphere.  So, in today’s blog post, I will show you some of the best things to see and do while on this amazing island, in my second mini island guide.

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MINI ISLAND GUIDE | CURAÇAO

My parents recently traveled to Curaçao in the Caribbean in June 2018. Every day they kept sending me the most amazing pictures and that they were having the best time. I was SO not jealous and definitely did not wish I was there every single day – sigh.   So, in today’s blog post, I will show you some of the best things to see and do while on this amazing island, in this mini island guide. 

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THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE NETHERLANDS

The Netherlands is an underrated travel destination for most people. It offers so much more than what people think. Most tourist will only go to Amsterdam and then think that they have seen the Netherlands(haha shesh). This is of course not the case. Think of destinations like Kinderdijk, Gouda, Utrecht, and Keukenhoff.  While I have written an extensive guide to Amsterdam, I have yet to write anything about the rest of The Netherlands (or Holland).  So here is it. Some amazing other destinations that you should see in the Netherlands besides the countries main ‘attraction’ Amsterdam. 

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOLIDAYING IN LONDON

A few weeks back I asked my Twitter followers which city I should do my next city guide on. With an overwhelming majority, they choose London.   I have only been to London once myself, so I have asked one friend to assist me with this travel guide. She has been several times (She has been trying to count how many times, but let’s say 10+) and absolutely loves the city. She has been to all the hot spots and knows some lovely secret spots as well. So here it is. What you must see, where you must stay and, most importantly, where you must eat and drink on a holiday in London. 

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10 THINGS YOU NEED TO SEE AND DO ON YOUR FIRST VISIT TO BALI

A few weeks back I traveled to Bali, Indonesia for the first time. I was blown away by its majestic nature, the kind people and its amazing temples. In today’s post, I will show you where to go if you are going to Bali for the first time, as well as the things you need to see and do whilst you are on the island for the first time.

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THE BEST OF UBUD, BALI: A COMPLETE TRAVEL GUIDE

Ubud is located in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Ubud was made into one of Bali’s most famous destinations when it appeared in the movie “Eat, Pray, Love’ with Julia Roberts.  It still encompasses what I envision authentic Indonesia should look like. Lush green rice fields, waving palm trees, friendly locals and cheap but delicious food. It was definitely one of my favorite stops during my May 2018 exploration of the tropical island. Ubud is known as the spiritual home of the island, but your local experience wouldn’t be complete without a wander around the rice fields, lunch at one of the many local coffee shops, an afternoon with some monkeys, or a visit to one of the many beautiful temples. It, therefore, makes for a perfect relaxing getaway and offers you a unique insight into Balinese living. 

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PHOTO DIARY #5 A WEEK IN BALI, INDONESIA

If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, then you must have seen that I was in Bali, Indonesia last week. So this weeks photo diary actually has photos from 7 days of traveling, sunbathing, swimming and enjoying a new culture.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GOING TO BALI, INDONESIA

My next trip is coming up soon and I am in the preparation stage. I have looked up quite a bit of information and thought that I might as well compile it into a post for you.  So, in this blog post, I will show you the basic information that you need to know when traveling to Bali, Indonesia. What visa do you need, what sockets do they have as well as some of the sights that you could visit whilst on the island. 

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CITY GUIDE TO AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands is known for its ‘crazy’ side, but the city has so much more to offer than just legalized drugs and prostitution. In today’s blog, I will show you the softer side of the city. The amazing architecture, the canals, the museums and the lovely little markets are just some of the reasons you should visit this fantastic city. Falling in love with Amsterdam is easy when you know where to go and what to look for.

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