Rome in 4 days – Day 2: The Vatican and Castel Sant’Angelo

swiss guard at Vatican

Visiting the world’s smallest independent state is reason enough for millions of people to flock to Rome. It is fair to say that you just can’t leave Rome if you haven’t seen the Vatican. But how can you get the most out of your visit? How much time do you need and what is the […]

Winter Escape to Valencia: where to go, sleep, and eat

Fleeing the Dutch winter and cold doesn’t require a long flight, or even crossing the ocean. Last week I escaped to the south of Europe, to Valencia to be exact. The city is located on the east coast of Spain and has very moderate temperatures, with over 200 days of sunshine per year. With temperatures […]

Citytrip to Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg has never been on my bucketlist, but after a visit to this beautiful city, I think it should be on everybody’s. Early June I visited the city on a Saturday and I fell in love with the place. It is not too big, everything is within walking distance, so you can cover all the […]

Cabanyal: Art Nouveau in Valencia’s fishermen’s quarter

Cabanyal Valencia

What is a visit to Valencia without a day at the beach, right? Besides the sand, the sea and the sun, Valencia’s beach strip is also a true historical gem. The quarter adjacent to the coast is a traditional fishermen’s neighbourhood with unique heritage. The small working-class houses are monumental heritage, and for good reason. Colorful […]

Shopping at Gnomo Lifestyle store in Valencia

Gnomo Valencia

If you’re looking for a gift store to shop for the home front during your city trip to Valencia, lifestyle store, Gnomo is the place to be. Gnomo is located in Calle Cuba 32 in neighbourhood Ruzafa. Besides being a great shopping address, it is also worth a visit because of its extraordinary interior design that can […]

The Grand Mosque in Paris

Paris is so much more than the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame. After a few visits to Paris, and having seen all the major tourist attractions, I wanted to see more of the multicultural influences in Paris. Therefore, I decided to explore the Latin Quarter a bit more. I booked an apartment there, […]

A Stroll in Jardin des Plantes in Paris

Paris is always a good idea, especially during Indian summer, early autumn. It’s less crowded with tourists, temperatures are nice, and the turning of the leafs makes the city extra magical. Paris is also extra special on Sunday mornings, when the streets are almost desolated except for an occasional dog-walker or early bird. A wonderful […]

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