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“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

Reizen…reizen naar andere steden, landen, maar ook fictieve werelden. Het uitproberen van nieuwe gerechten of iemand compleet zien opgaan in de wereld van cosplay, voor mij is het allemaal een onderdeel van reizen. Ik neem je maar al te graag mee op al deze “journeys” hier op de blog. Ik schrijf regelmatig over nieuwe hotspots en mijn reizen, evenals fotodagboeken van dit alles. Reizen jullie met mij mee?

Holly Peppermint

I have highlighted cosplay before as a way to travel to new worlds. I really like looking into this even though I don’t really do cosplay myself. But I wanted to put some people in the spotlight who do an amazing job with it but hardly get the attention they deserve. So every month I will put one cosplayer in the spotlight. Together with the cosplayer I will select my/their favourite cosplay. Cosplayer of January: Holly Peppermint.

Burger

I’m a sucker for a good burger. As a foodie I love trying new kinds of restaurants, experiment with dishes, and explore local food, but I will never turn down a tasty burger. Luckily, nowadays there are good burger restaurants around everywhere – no need to get a tasteless one at McDonalds. Nope, gourmet burgers are the way to go. I’ve written down a couple of my favourite burger places in Europe but I’m also curious about yours! Make sure to share them 🙂

The Dominican

The Dominican is a luxury hotel in the heart of Brussels. It’s located right behind “La Monnaie” in a quiet non-traffic street. It’s a beautiful design hotel with elements of the painter Jacques-Louis David (who used to live in the building) and the cloister it used to be; a combination of modern and historical elegance. The room rates of this great hotel are a little too high for my budget, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy it. Sometimes it seems that people think you can only go to a hotel’s restaurant or bar when you are staying there, but that is absolute nonsense. They love to have you over either way. Next time you visit Brussels, don’t skip the bar and/or restaurant of The Dominican.

Bucket List

Last year, I already wrote about 5 places/countries which are on my bucket list for Europe – my home continent. Since it is a new year it is time for an addition of another 5 cities/countries. I’m also very curious for anything in Europe you have on your bucket list! So far on the bucket list were the following places:
1. Porto (Portugal)
2. Edinburgh (Scotland) (visited summer 2015)
3. Isle of Skye (Scotland)
4. Cologne (Germany) (visited December 2015)
5. Iceland

Amsterdam Light FestivalI finally visited the Amsterdam Light Festival last weekend. The festival takes places every year and displays many different kinds of light art work. The theme this year is “Friendship”. There is both a walking route and one you can do by boat. Unfortunately, the walking route for this year has already ended but you can still go on the boat tour until the 17th of January. I walked the Illuminade route and wanted to share some of the beautiful artwork I saw at the Amsterdam Light Festival from both national and international artist.

Christmas marketTwo weeks ago I visited Cologne. I already blogged about the very impressive Kölner Dom but of course there is more to this city. I mostly went because of the Christmas market in Cologne. It might be a bit early to already start thinking about plans for next year around Christmas time, but if you like planning ahead you might already want to start considering going to Cologne at the end of the year! Seven different Christmas markets were taking place in Cologne and the nice thing is that each market has its own feel and look.

2015Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a great night and that 2016 has started off with a blast. Since it is the first week of 2016 I thought it was time to flashback to 2015 and have a little preview of what 2016 (hopefully) brings. This blog officially launched in October 2015 so of course that was a big highlight for me. I was so excited to get this baby going and together with my best friend (who did all the awesome designing and website building for me) I have been working on it for such a long time. And this year it finally launched!