More than a week ago I’ve spent 3 days in beautiful Copenhagen.
It was a bit of a surprise. Some people from my student society organised a trip, but they didn’t tell where we were going until we passed the German border.
They did give hints, which after all seemed to be unsolvable. So we didn’t know the destination until the day we left off.
So Destination Unknown turned out to be 3 lovely days in Copenhagen.
It was strange to go on a citytrip without knowing where you would go. Usually I would have prepared for it and looked up facts & stuff about the city. So it was a new experience, stepping into a city you know nothing about. A perfect way to let the city itself show you what it has in store for you.
Copenhagen turned out to be a beautiful city with a nice mixture of historical buildings and modern architecture. The old city centre isn’t very big, which gives you the opportunity to see a lot by foot. But outside the centre there’s a lot more to explore, which I did by bike. Cycling around really gives you a great impression of the city besides the somewhat touristic centre.
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, but it really doesn’t feel like that. It has a nice and relaxed atmosphere and people are really nice.
Let me give you an impression of this lovely city.
Continue reading Journey to Copenhagen
Last week seemed to be Spring Flower Week around me. Suddenly flowers popped out of the ground and were fighting their way through old Autumn leaves. With their gorgeous faces the look out into the world, feeling proud to bring a smile to people’s faces. Because yes, Spring is coming. Birds are singing their songs of Spring being close. It’s lovely and delights my heart.
Look around you and enjoy the first signs of Spring!
Continue reading Spring Flowers All Around Me
I’m back again! I had 9 lovely days in the city I love so dear: London.
A lot of time was spent in parks, strolling around and reading books. You might say that’s not really holiday material. Walking in parks and reading books is also something you could do at home. True.
Last year I visited London for the first time and I had a loooong list of things I wanted to do. I did get to do a lot, but in the mean time I haven’t really taken time to look around and enjoy what I saw. I was just ‘running’ from one event to the other. So this time I’ve set myself a rule: no fast walking, no hurrying, take time to sit down on a bench and look around you. And that’s exactly what I did.
Ofcourse I did visit some museums, tourist spots & all. With a tear in my eyes I left the city, because I think I won’t be visiting London again this year. But there’s always the pictures to remember the good times. I’ll show you the highlights and the stuff I enjoyed this time. Continue reading The 2014 London Journal
Oh my, it’s been such a fabulous week in London!
At first I was a bit nervous, because this was first holiday all on my own. But there was nothing to be anxious about, everything was more than fine. I could easily find my way, I felt comfortable moving around the city and I enjoyed every second of it.
And one of the biggest advantages of traveling alone: you don’t have to discuss where you will go or what to have for dinner, you just do whatever you feel like.
Today I’m gonna show you the highlights of my trip, the things I enjoyed most and loved the best. Continue reading My London Adventure
One of the most important things you can learn in life, is to allow yourself to be you.
That’s hard, because sometimes it feels like the whole world is watching and judging you. But it gives you so much freedom when you dare to be yourself and do the things that fit with your personality.
Dare to be different from what the world expects you to be, but only be different in the things that really are you. Don’t be different, just to be different.
To me, this is what this quote means. Follow what is right for you and don’t care too much about others, because there’ll always be someone who thinks you’re doing wrong. You can’t please everyone!
What do you do to be yourself? What helps you to stay true to yourself? Share your thoughts in the comments below. You can download the quote here.
Eén van de belangrijkste dingen die je kunt leren in het leven, is om jezelf toe te staan jezelf te zijn.
Dat is lastig, want soms voelt het alsof de hele wereld je in de gaten houdt en oordeelt over wat je doet.
Maar het geeft zoveel vrijheid als je jezelf durft te zijn en de dingen durft te doen die bij jouw persoonlijkheid passen. Durf om anders te zijn van wat de wereld van je verwacht, maar wees alleen anders in dingen die echt bij jou horen. Je moet niet zomaar anders gaan doen, omdat je anders wilt zijn.
Dit is wat deze quote voor mij betekent. Volg wat goed is voor jezelf en trek je niet teveel aan van anderen, want er zal altijd wel iemand zijn die vindt dat je iets verkeerd doet. Je kunt nooit ieders advies opvolgen!
Wat doe jij om jezelf te zijn? Wat helpt jou om jezelf trouw te zijn? Deel je gedachten hierover in de reacties hieronder.
Je kunt bovenstaande quote hier downloaden.