HOLIDAY FAIR

Today I'm coming to you with something different. It was a new experience for me and I didn't know if it will be useful or interesting. For sure I didn't expect it to be so much fun! I'm talking about a Holiday Fair, which is open from 13th till 17th of January in Utrecht (Vakantiebeurs). Why did we decide to go? First of all it is January and there is not that much happening in our lives in January. Second of all, there was a good deal on tickets. Third of all, this year will be special for many reasons and one of them is our long honeymoon trip, which still needs to be planned!

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JAVA

Jakarta
Jakarta

At the end of March we had a chance to spend 3 weeks in beautiful Indonesia. First such an exotic trip for me. My better half however, had an amazing experience of living in Indonesia for 6 months during his internship. Therefore apart from the familiar places, we decided to visit at least one part of Indonesia which will be new for him. We divided our time between three islands: Java, Bali and Sulawesi (new for him).

 

First stop Java - Jakarta. For him a total blast from the past. Chance to visit a city in which he lived for six, important months of his life. For me an amazing opportunity to see him in a totally different light. Jakarta city of  extremes, city full of life, city full of space. Hated by many for concrete, traffic, smog and rush. I liked it a lot.

 

We visited the Merdeka Square located in the center of Jakarta with the National Monument, often called Monas. The square is a popular destination for Jakartans for sports and recreation especially on weekends. In the evening we decided to rest at the hotel roof terrace with a breathtaking view.

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ITALY

 

Time: 10 days

 

Destination: Italy

 

Provinces: Salerno, Rome

 

Places: Agropoli, Maiori, Minori, Atrani, Amalfi, Ravello, Praiano, Positano, Punta Campanella, Masa Lubrense, Napoli, Gaeta, Roma

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DE TUINEN VAN APPELTERN

 

Are you a garden lover looking for an inspiration? Interested in landscape architecture? Visiting The Netherlands and craving to see something more then Amsterdam, mills and tulips?

The place, which has to get on your 'TO SEE' list is De Tuinen van Appeltern!

An amazing 15 - hectare park consists of around 200 smaller gardens. Each one of them has its own, unique style. They are full of colorful plants, stylish outdoor furniture and ingenious, surprising garden art. My personal favorite: rotten shoes as a symbol of a former employee who got retired.

 

 


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BARCELONA

June in Barcelona
June in Barcelona

Mid June this year we took a 4 day trip to Barcelona. Oh myyyy... what a beautiful city! I visited Barcelona as a teenager but somehow I didn't remember much. I noticed that I'm enjoying traveling and sightseeing in totally different way than I did back in a days. I always loved to travel but it is completely different, when nothing is organized for you and you are deciding where will you go, what will you see and what will you eat.

 

Sunday night we had a tour at Casa Milà, BEAUTIFUL Gaudi's building. There is an amazing light show at the rooftop and at the end you can discuss your thoughts over a glass of Cava!

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CYCLING AT GOEREE- OVERFLAKKEE

Small map presenting all of the cycling paths
Small map presenting all of the cycling paths

Great cycling paths, beautiful nature, sandy beaches and adorable, small villages with nice flea markets. Sounds nice? You can find it all on an island Goeree-Overflakkee in the south west of Holland! Beautiful place, ideal for a weekend trip. Very good place to have a rest and recharge your batteries after a whole week of work. I checked few cycling and walking routes, bought lavender and eggs from local residents and caught some sun on a beach in Ouddorp. It is a very good weekend!

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