PHOTO DIARY #11 HOLIDAY AT SAFARI PARK BEEKSE BERGEN (NETHERLANDS)

After being sick for almost two weeks – YAY stomach virus and then the flu – I was now finally feeling better and ready to go out and about. This was excellent timing since we were about to embark on a family holiday. We traveled to Hilvarenbeek in Brabant in the South of Holland for a week at a safari park. Underneath you will find my week in photos. And I have some pretty snazzy pictures – if I say so myself haha – so check it out below and let me know in the comments if you like them as much as I do.

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INCREDIBLE INDIA: KERALA BACKWATERS AND HOUSEBOAT TRIP

The beautiful state of Kerala in southern India is known for its lush surroundings and serene ambiance but the most splendid natural wonder of this state is its backwaters- a chain of lagoons and lakes. Something that you must do when in Kerala is hop on a houseboat and sail the backwaters for a few days.  In this post, I will show you what amazing scenery you will see during a trip in Kerala on the backwaters and what you should know when booking your very own boat.

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PHOTO DIARY #10 HOLIDAY IN THE NETHERLANDS

Another week in the Netherlands that did not go completely to plan. On Friday I traveled to Rotterdam to see my sister and her family. She called us in advance that her baby was sick and that she was home with him, but we were already on the way so we trotted on. The first day everything was great and I had an amazing time. On Saturday, one after another person got SUPER sick, I won’t go into details (eeek nasty!), but it was not fun. Everyone went down except for my strong Mom (she’s amazing). We, therefore, all ended up in bed instead of going out and about. I was planning to take pictures in Rotterdam as well as Kinderdijk, but I don’t think this will happen now. So that is why you are missing a few days and in my photo diary, but there is nothing I could do.

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PHOTO DIARY #9 TRAVELING AND THE NETHERLANDS

If you follow me on Twitter or on Instagram then I am sure you must have seen that I am on holidays in the Netherlands woohoo!!. In this photo diary, I will sort of keep you up to date with what I have been doing in the last week. Last week was my travel week ( a 17-hour flight as well as a 7-hour flight) from Sydney to Dusseldorf. I also spend time at my parent’s house in Enschede and towards the end of the week, I traveled to Rotterdam to meet up with my sister and her family. Underneath you will see some photos of these occasions. (Some photos were taken with my iPhone, so the quality is a little lower then you are expected of me, my apologies)

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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, SPAIN

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

Bon Bini Dushi’s and welcome to my mini guide to Curaçao! Curaçao is a lesser-known island in the Caribbean and is home to gorgeous beaches, turquoise waters filled with sea life, rich history, and never-ending sunshine!  My parents traveled to Curaçao a while back and 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. With their help, I have written this guide, so you too can have just a good of a time that they had. So, in today’s blog post, I will show you some of the best things to see and do while on this incredible island.

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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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