Valencia’s best kept secret: Jardin de Monforte

Every city has its hidden gems, and so does Valencia. In the middle of the city, with its entrance tucked away at Calle Monforte, lies a stunning urban park. The Jardin de Monforte is one of Valencia's best kept secrets. It's a tranquil sanctuary where you can escape the city's noises and take an hour to slow down. The gardens are filled with  neo classical statues, a lengthy bougainvillea tunnel,  pergolas, fountains, orange trees, and cypresses. Jardin de Monforte originates from 1860 … [Read more...]

Crete Travel Diary: Hotspot Pallas

Yesterday I explored the old town of Chania. It's beautiful and I took so many photos. The city is full of history and historical architecture. Chania old town is also boasting with taverns, bars, and eateries. Amidst all those, I found the perfect restaurant & bar that seemed to be the hotspot among locals.  Pallas, is located at the harbour with a view on the lighthouse. Its interior is über hip, the terrace a real lounge area with marble tables and comfy sofas. Pallas is all about … [Read more...]

The most beautiful village in the Côte d’Azur : Bormes-les-Mimosas

Bormes-les-Mimosas

Tucked between the Mediterranean sea and the Maures mountains, on the route from Hyères to Saint Tropez, there is Bormes-les-Mimosas. The small medieval village, perched on the slopes of the coastal hills, is said to be the most beautiful village in the Var region of the Côte d'Azur. I have no trouble believing that, as I was indeed mesmerized by its beauty. The village is boasting with flowers, blooming bushes, and lush vegetation. Bormes-les-Mimosas is also the starting point of the famous 130 … [Read more...]

Côte d’Azur travel tip: a day trip to Île de Porquerolles

Ile de Porquerolles

The highlight of my holiday in the Côte d'Azur was my day trip to the island Porquerolles - in French: Île de Porquerolles. I found it so beautiful and peaceful that I literally teared up while I was there. The unspoilt island is boasting with deserted coves, and white sandy beaches with the clearest water you have ever seen. It is like a little piece of Paradise on earth. But that's not all. Île de Porquerolles is besides a tropical beach destination also a haven for nature lovers, bikers and … [Read more...]

The Best of Oia, Santorini

Oia Santorini - 30s Magazine

My trip to Oia, Santorini is already 2 months ago, but I still have so much to share about this wonderful place. Oia is a picture perfect village perched on the northern 300 meter high cliffs of the island. Traditional  architecture, pastel coloured houses, and white washed alleys make Oia the most popular Greek destination in the world. Honeymooners, couples, families, and solo travellers all flock to Santorini to see the most photographed village in real life. I don't think I have ever seen so … [Read more...]

Discover Eski Datça

Yesterday I already blogged about the lovely breakfast at Doga Pansiyon in Eski Datça. Today I would like to take you on a tour of this beautiful, and charming ancient part of the town Datça, where it looks as if time stood still. Eski Datça is a myriad of cobbled streets with small stone houses that are covered in blooming trees and bushes. It is a true color burst wherever you look. Blue doors and fences are seen everywhere. One street is where old ladies sit and sell their artisan, handmade … [Read more...]

Hot spot Leiden: Restaurant De Waag

De Waag was centuries ago the epicenter of Leiden but lost its function through the years and was actually hardly used. The historic building, a state monument, was where merchants from the 17-19th century would weigh their goods. But this summer the monument is once again a city hot spot, as it opened its doors last week as a new, cozy restaurant with a spectacular interior design concept. It is meant to be a place that feels like a second home even though the building is enormous. One can have … [Read more...]