ADVENTURE SERIES #2 | GALLIPOLI STEPS TO SPIT JUNCTION RESERVE

ADVENTURE SERIES #2 | GALLIPOLI STEPS TO SPIT JUNCTION RESERVE

I love a good secret location! Be it a beach, park, viewing spot or steps! Oh, talking about steps have you heard about the Gallipoli steps at spit junction? Ooops shhhhiiiizzz!! I guess the cats out of the bag now! Haha.

Recently a friend of mine who used to live in Sydney was here visiting family and needed a bit of a breakaway, so she told me about this really cool walk that has incredible views and some secret steps that really only the locals know about. Well not anymore haha! Situated in Sydney’s north shore this beautiful area has a great viewing platform of spit junction from the top of Seaforth and is where the Gallipoli steps begin. So if you are visiting Sydney and just want a bit of peace and quiet from it all, then make sure to take your camera and your sneakers and enjoy this beautiful little walking trip I have made out for you! Adventure time #2!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!

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AUSTRALIA DAY IN SYDNEY | A PHOTOSHOOT AT SYDNEY HARBOUR

AUSTRALIA DAY IN SYDNEY | A PHOTOSHOOT AT SYDNEY HARBOUR

For Christmas Santa gave me some money to spend however I wanted. Since I have been into photography lately I decided to spend that money on a new lens. (I know, I am such a dork, but I like doing it, so leave me alone haha) 

Since I already have a zoom and a standard lens, I wanted to invest in a lens that is great for astrophotography as well as landscape photography. 

I was adviced by the internet as well as by people who actually know what they are doing to look into getting a wide-angle lens. After extensive research, I found a lens that was not too extensive and got some great reviews. I bought it and tested it out during the Australia Day long weekend. 

Underneath are some pictures of Sydney harbor during sunset and after dark with my new fancy pants lens. 

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THE MAGICAL TOWN OF GIETHOORN

THE MAGICAL TOWN OF GIETHOORN

Have you ever heard of the Venice of the North? A village where there are no roads, just canals that you can navigate by a boat? footpaths, bicycle trails are the only other way to make your way around this village, no honking cars anywhere! And if you think that is it, then you are mistaken. The houses that are scattered around this village are stunning centuries-old thatched-roof houses… It sounds like a fairy tale but it does truly exist.

The village is a small village located in the northeastern Dutch province of Overijssel. (Where I am from YAY) and can be reached when you are on a trip to Amsterdam or Rotterdam.  I will show you the best ways to get there, when to go and what to see and do.

Get ready to add this stunning little village to your ever-growing bucket list…

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GETTING AROUND IN SYDNEY | PUBLIC TRANSPORT

GETTING AROUND IN SYDNEY | PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Sydney is a massive city! There is no way that you can walk everywhere. Of course, you can hop in a taxi or Uber, but you can only do that if you are made from gold. Getting from the city to Bondi Beach, for example, will cost you (With Uber) $51,00. That is a waste of money if you ask me.

The most effective way to get around a foreign city is public transportation.  Sydney has an extensive and pretty reliable bus, train and ferry services which won’t cost you an arm and a leg.  In order to ride the public transportation system, you need to get yourself an Opal Card.

In this post, I will show you how to explore Sydney using these opal cards!

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AUSTRALIA IN PICTURES

AUSTRALIA IN PICTURES

I know I blog a lot about Australia, but I just can’t help myself. It is the most amazing country I have ever been too! For me, it tops countries like Mexico, India and the Maldives with ease.

It has a roughed coastline, A never-ending hinterland, a red center, stunning nature reserves with mile-high waterfalls and a unique bunch of wildlife.

In this post, I will show you Australia in pictures and show you just some the incredible sights you could encounter if you decide to travel Down Under.

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MINI GUIDE TO BOURTANGE, NETHERLANDS

MINI GUIDE TO BOURTANGE, NETHERLANDS

The small village of Bourtange is probably something you have never heard off unless you are from the Netherlands yourself. This small village was built in 1530 and is a fort built in a star.

Additionally, it is a pretty typical old Dutch town and is pretty cool to have a look at when you are in Holland.

In this blog post, I will show you the must-know information about this village and what you can expect when going to this cool little town.

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SYDNEY’S ICONIC BUILDINGS | QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING

SYDNEY’S ICONIC BUILDINGS | QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING

Rich in history and architecturally stunning, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) occupies an entire block on Sydney’s George Street and has more than 180 of Sydney’s finest fashion boutiques, blingy jewelry shops, cafes, and yummy restaurants.

If you are unfamiliar with the building then I am sure you have noticed how beautiful it is, but there is a lot more then meets the eye. In this post, I will take you inside the building and show you why this is one of Sydney’s most popular buildings.

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO AND SEE EUROPE IN WINTER

WHY YOU SHOULD GO AND SEE EUROPE IN WINTER

Europe has culture, nature, fantastic cities and amazing festivals. But the continent is mostly seen as a summer destination. From the sunny steps in Rome to the blistering sun in Paris in June, Europe is mostly a summer destination.

Did you, however, know that Europe is absolutely stunning in winter as well? From the frozen canals in Amsterdam to the snowfields in the Alps and the Igloo hotel in Finland and the husky safari in Scandinavia…..What is not to love?

In this post, I will show you some of the most amazing things you can do in winter and what are the top destinations to go to when the thermometer drops below 0 Brrrrrrrrrrrr!

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CHASING THE STARS | BALMORAL BEACH, PART 2

CHASING THE STARS | BALMORAL BEACH, PART 2

Yeap she did it again. I told you, once I love doing something I get hooked and I just cannot stop! So, for the second time in a few weeks, I took my tunes to the beach after dark and shot some Astro pictures… Or at least I have attempted to take some.

Underneath are the pictures and what I did differently than my first time and whether it has made a difference.

Of course, feel free to let me know in the comments below, what you think of these pictures and if you have any tips or tricks for me. Would love to know.

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MINI GUIDE TO MANLY BEACH, SYDNEY

MINI GUIDE TO MANLY BEACH, SYDNEY

Did you know that Sydney is home to more than 100 beaches! I know shocking that there are more beaches than just Bondi. In December I had friends over from the Netherlands and I took them to Manly beach for a day. We took the ferry back and enjoyed the harbor views on a budget.

Here’s what to do if you want to experience another one of Sydney’s famous beaches:

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