GETTING YOUR CAR WRECKED BY A GIRAFFE AT SAFARI PARK BEEKSE BERGEN

GETTING YOUR CAR WRECKED BY A GIRAFFE AT SAFARI PARK BEEKSE BERGEN

Safari Park Beekse Bergen is a… well a safari park. It is located in the South of the Netherlands only an hour drive from the Belgium border.  It became world famous a few months back when some French tourist got out of their car in the Cheetah enclosure. (I don’t know what they were thinking, but no one got hurt, thank goodness) This park is home to approximately 1,250 animals from over 150 species, varying from small mammals to large birds. 

Giraffes, Tigers, Lions, Sea Lions, Crocodiles, Hippo’s, Chimpanzees and Gorillas are just some of the animals that you can encounter at this park. 

You can experience the park in many different ways, you can go on safari by car, boat, bus or on foot. 

In this blog post, I will show you some of the animals that you can encounter when going to this unique park. Read on for more information and lots of pictures.

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

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

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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WHY YOU NEED TO VISIT KANGAROO ISLAND THIS SUMMER

WHY YOU NEED TO VISIT KANGAROO ISLAND THIS SUMMER

Kangaroo Island is an amazing island located off the coast of South Australia, southwest of Adelaide. It is home to amazing scenery, breathtakingly beautiful national parks, soaring cliffs, and rugged coastlines and lots and lots of Australian wildlife.

Most of this stunning island is preserved and protected giving you a natural and pure experience for years to come.

I visited Kangaroo Island on a road trip for three nights and I would have liked a few more nights so that we could have enjoyed the island a bit more. Unfortunately, our campervan couldn’t survive without electricity long enough, so we had to leave the island a bit too soon.

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PHOTO DIARY #10 HOLIDAY IN THE NETHERLANDS

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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THE EMIRATES BUSINESS CLASS EXPERIENCE

THE EMIRATES BUSINESS CLASS EXPERIENCE

Not a lot of people get the chance to fly business class, cause lets be frank, it is not the cheapest flight you will ever get. In September I flew home (to the Netherlands) for my yearly holiday. I have been sick in the last few months and I am a tad scared that my health will be suffering when I have to take such a long flight, I decided to book myself into a Business class seat.

My number one airline is Emirates, I have been flying with them for years and years and I always feel comfortable and safe with them. So this trip I also booked myself a business class seat with Emirates.

In this blog post, I will take you along my travels and what it was like to fly like fancy nancy does 😉

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THE BEST OF AUSTRALIA’S RED CENTRE

THE BEST OF AUSTRALIA’S RED CENTRE

There’s something magical about Australia’s red centre. Maybe it is the jaw-dropping landscapes, the inspiring history or the spiritual significance. It’s also probably because the Australian outback is a unique place on earth.  The red center is where the heart of the outback beats and home of the aboriginals.

It has been a while since I have been to the red center, but I would love to go back soon. So I decided to dig up some old memories and write a post on this special place in Australia.

In this blog post, I will show you some of the center’s best places to go to, whether you want to travel on your own or with a tour group. (If you are not interested in the upcoming information, I suggest you click on read more just for the pictures, they are epic)  View Post

PHOTO DIARY #9 TRAVELING AND THE NETHERLANDS

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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THE TARONGA ZOO TO BALMORAL BEACH WALK

THE TARONGA ZOO TO BALMORAL BEACH WALK

I am so sorry, but yet again I have wandered the trails of Sydney. This time I did the 6.5-kilometer medium difficulty Taronga zoo to Balmoral beach trail. During this walk, I encountered stunning harbor views, nature at its best, while exploring quiet beaches and beautiful luscious bushland.

After finally doing the Spit Bridge to Manly Walk a few weeks ago and the amazing Bondi to Coogee walk before that, I forced myself to do one final walk before I headed out to Europe for my yearly holiday. I have heard about this walk from a friend of mine who recommended it and told me the city views are absolutely stunning and not to be missed. So when the weather was nice and the sun was out, I hoped on the bus towards Taronga zoo to do another walking trail.

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EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO SEE AND DO IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO SEE AND DO IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

The blue mountains are located about a 2-hour drive from Sydney and offer a dramatic scenery with steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and charming villages. 

The mountains are densely populated with oil-bearing Eucalyptus trees. They give off a fine mist of eucalyptus oil from their leaves, the mist (combined with water vapor and dust) plays with the light and creates a haze which looks blue – hence the name blue mountains 

The mountains are Australia’s 14th World Heritage Area and are part of the Great Dividing Range which runs down the East Coast of Australia.

For over a year I lived in the mountains largest town Katoomba. Every opportunity I got I went out to do a bush walk. I was skinny, healthy and loving life. So in this blog post, I will show you some of the amazing towns, bush walks, and scenic points that you should stop when traveling to the mountains. 

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