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Journey to Copenhagen

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.

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London Shoplog 2014

Last week I showed you the things I did in London. Today I’m showing the stuff I bought. I’ve bought some amazing things and ofcourse spent way too much money during the whole trip, but it’s all worth it.

Let’s start with what was on my shopping list. I love bags and I really wanted a nice bag for the summer. To take with me shopping or to the park. I wanted to buy one, but I came back home with three…. Yep, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s got to do, right?! The one on the left is a little purse I found at the Camden Lock Market and the one on the right is a simple linnen bag from Primark. But the one in the middle is most special. While on the tube I saw someone reading a magazine/newspaper and I saw an advert for an Orla Kiely sample sale. As soon as I got home I googled it and it so happened that it was going to happen in 2 days! So I just simply had to go there and that’s when I found this beauty in the middle. It’s my most expensive bag so far, but it’s absolutely worth it! Continue reading London Shoplog 2014

The 2014 London Journal

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

London Hotspots

Remember last year, when I visited London? Well, I fell in love. Deeply deeply in love. I’ve missed  the city ever since, so I’m super excited to tell you that within a day I’ll be back to that special place!
Strolling through the streets, shopping here & there, reading fabulous books on a park bench and occasionally feeding the squirrels. Let’s hope the weather won’t be too English, because I don’t want to do the things stated above with an umbrella over my head all the time.

I’ve been looking forward to this trip for almost 3 months, but never took the time to start planning all the things I want to see…
So 2 days ago I started to list the things I still wanted to see & do,

Tower Bridge, I just love to look at it
Yumchaa (a lovely English Tea café, you really should visit it!)
Hyde Park & the Diana Memorial Fountain
The Royal Albert Hall
Victoria & Albert Museum
The Shard
Take some time reading a book at Parliament Hill
Borough Market

And what not, there’s a lot more I’ll do. There’s a good chance I’ll share a bit of my trip next week.
But for now I have one question: What is your favorite hotspot in London? What special place should I definitely visit?
Let me know in the comments below!

London Shoplog

I know, I know. You’re all very curious to know what I’ve bought in London.

So let me satisfy your curiosity.
Besides souvenirs I bought for family, this is what I’ve bought for myself:

Typically London
During my time there, I fell in love with the city. I love the excitement of always something to do and thousands of people to meet. The Underground takes you everywhere you want to go, but only if you ‘Mind The Gap’. Oh, and I love the fact that you can leave your window open when the light is on: no mosquito’s or any other kind of flying bug coming in!
Stuff bought: Cardholder for my Dutch transportpass with map of the Underground, pin ‘Mind The Gap’, Union Jack car keyring.
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