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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?

Borough Market

Time for another London post. There is simply so much to show and write about from this city. It is easily one of my favourite cities in Europe. I’ve already shared some foodie places from my visit to London and I want to add another one: Borough Market. British cuisine isn’t the most refined (or healthy) and I wouldn’t necessarily associate it with wholesome food or organic products. But they know their way around those kind of products on markets. Borough market is a good example.

Fortnum & Mason

Last week I already wrote about Choccywoccydoodah which is a shop on your “must visit” list if you have a sweet tooth. Don’t stop with one store! Fortnum & Mason is another you will want to try when you are in London. I’ll admit, bring a thick wallet, it’s not cheap to shop around here (though still les expensive than Harrods 😉 ). Tea, chocolates, cookies, wine, champagne, fruit, it’s all there and it all looks delicious (and I’m pretty sure it is too). I can at least vow for the quality of their shortbread biscuits!

Choccywoccydoodah

It’s been almost two weeks already again since I came back from my short get-a-way to London. I went over for four days to visit a close friend. She moved there in January so I had all reasons to go by and explore the city together (again). One of the places on our must vist list was Choccywoccydoodah – London’s chocolate heaven.

Choccywoccydoodah…TLC viewers will know what this is all about. This chocolate store started out in Brighton and since a couple of years they are also located in London. Why did I mention TLC? They have their own TV show which features all the crazy and delicious cakes they make. Choccywoccydoodah is famous for their sculpt and ruffle work from chocolate. I can guarentee you, you won’t be dissapointed seeing their creations!

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!

Cologne CathedralI’ve had such an amazing time in Cologne this weekend. It was my first time going there and I absolutely loved it. If you were considering adding it to your travel bucket list: do it! Especially in the days surrounding Christmas. I guess everyone who has ever considered going to Cologne looked into visiting the Cologne Cathedral (or Kölner Dom). It is the symbol of Cologne. The Cologne Cathedral was actually one of the first things we’ve recognised this saturday when approaching the city. I was quite excited to see the cathedral (from the inside). It really is worth a visit. With buildings like the Cologne Cathedral, I guess the golden rule is: You have to see it for yourself. However, for those who can’t visit (yet), find below a photo impression from my city trip!

NathanielBuzolicDo you know that feeling when you come across someone’s (travel) photos and you wish you coud capture a moment like that? I spend my time regularly scrolling through Instagram looking at everyone’s amazing photos. While I wish often that I could capture photos like that, they also inspire me to improve my own skills. The travel photos of actor Nathaniel Buzolic definitely fall in the above category.

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