"There's no place like home" - and it's true. But there's such a magical thing about sleeping in a hotel where 2 hours ago someone put on clean white cotton crispy sheets...
I'm a fan of the 'CitizenM' hotel chain where rooms are small but very nice and practical - all locations are very design-y wi
Mongolia is easily the most fascinating country I've ever visited. I arrived in Ulan Bator, its capital, in September of 2015, and left one month later. Staying in the capital, that thanks to a huge sudden influx of the countries' nomadic people is terribly overpopulated, was interesting, to say the
I asked in my best but rusty French if she had a cappuccino. I actually meant any coffee with something creamy/milky in it, but I had already made my first mistake. She looked at me with her dark brown eyes just peeping over the glasses resting on her nose: 'Non, café', and when I asked she
After a week of driving and knowing I’m neglecting you guys I’m slowly on my way back home. Driving through Bretagne was a blast and I’ve had to readjust my opinions about French people - in my mind they can be very stern but here they are all super duper friendly and even speak English. Did France
For almost 2 hours yesterday I thought I lost my passport. I didn't, it just fell out of my bag while staying with friends the past few days. I already booked an appointment at the city hall to request a replacement, because I need the passport to pick up my drivers license. Sigh. All the fuss made
A famous Rotterdam landmark everyone should see when in Rotterdam is something called 'Kubuswoningen', which roughly would translate to 'Cube Houses'. They are elevated cubes, tilted, and yes... People live in it! A second name, more or less a nickname, is 'Blaakse Bos', which translates to Blaak (s
I explained two days ago the magic of walking into a centuries old mosque that through time got expanded more than once and finally ended up as a cathedral. The mystery lies in the knowing you walk in what originally is a Mosque, but at the heart of that huge building lies a cathedral including a mo
As a European traveler you get used to seeing the most amazing cathedrals or more sober protestant churches scattered all over the continent. Every city I visit in especially the South of Europe there will be a moment where I go in one of those buildings to find a calm moment, away from the warmth,
With less than 2000 inhabitants I would call Veere a town, a very small one at that. It's a gorgeous place in Zeeland, one of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands.
According to the Dutch Wikipedia article (or read the Zeeuws one if you can ;-)) it started in the 13th century as 'Kampvere', got floode
In the center of The Netherlands lies one of our biggest National Parks 'Veluwe'. In the West of that park you can find 'Kootwijkerzand' which once was a village according to the remains of farms and pots they have found. Due to too intensive use of the land sand was able to take over, blocking wate
You can take pictures anywhere, anytime.
I have to remind myself sometimes it's not always about going places, reaching new mountain tops, traveling further and further from home.
It's why I started my 'Slice of HOME' series, what you can see in my 'Through a dirty train window series', and also in
A hidden gem in the East part of Scotland is 'Glen Lyon'. It was supposed to be the most quiet and and beautiful and picturesque glen 'of them all'. We would never have found it if it weren't for a tip from a local: "This is where I go when I have a day off!", so of course we went. (And no, when loo