It’s the beginning of December so it is time for a blog about Christmas markets! Germany is very much known for it (later this month I’m finally visiting my first German Christmas market in Cologne!). But Brussels is definitely a city you should consider if you are planning a weekend get-a-way for Christmas. The Christmas market in Brussels runs from the 27th of November till the 3rd of January, so there is still plenty of time to go.
At the beginning of 2015, very cliché at the start of a new year, I decided to make a bucket list for travelling. There are so many destinations I still want to visit and hoped that putting them down would help me go new places. So far it has worked out a little actually. I’m sharing below 5 of the Europe destinations I have on the list – and a fun fact is that I already crossed off one of these during summer and will be able to cross off another one in December!
A travel wish of mine was to visit Scotland. Earlier this year that dream finally came through. We considered visiting Glasgow and Edinburgh for this trip. Eventually we did both and I’m glad we did so. My favourite out of the two in the end was Edinburgh for sure, but combining them in one trip seems like a good deal to me. I’ll talk you through the pros and cons of both cities.
Many people visit Paris each year. I bet you either visited Paris or are thinking of visiting. And these kind of city trips are a lot of fun (one of my favourite kind of holidays actually), but they can also be quite tiring. Therefore, more and more, people visit cities just one day. I did so as well, two years ago, when I was on holiday with friends in France. We decided to experience Paris in one day. Was it doable? Yes. Would I reccomend it? Not necessarily.
Some of you might know that I’m quite a foodie. I like nearly everything and will definitely try almost anything food-wise. One thing I wanted to try for a long time (but for some reason it never happened) was the Australian dessert Rocky Road. You can understand that when a friend of mine suggested to go to Drovers Dog, an Australian gourmet cafe, for dinner in Amsterdam I didn’t hesitate.
I lived for five months in the bustling city London. There is so much to see and do in this city that I’m convinced I can go there another ten times (or more!) and discover something new every time. Where should you definitely go when visiting London? There is always one thing that pops to mind immediately when I’m asked this question: Westminster Pier by night.
Scotland has many lochs (aka lakes). Frequently visited ones are Loch Lomond, Loch Fyne, and of course Loch Ness. Going to one of the lochs of Scotland may seem like a social gathering for tourists, but the spectacular view alone is well worth the visit. I’ve been to Loch Ness and I can only highly recommend it.
Part of travelling to me is trying local food and drinks. By the time I arrive home I often long back to the food and drinks I tasted. International food markets are a great solution to the problem of missing local food. If this sounds familiar to you, then make sure to visit the Markthal in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) when you are around.
Do you know that picture perfect moment when you are on a tall building and you can see all of a city at once? I love those. Today, I will share where best to go if you want to experience such a moment in Brussels.