Cambridge vs. Oxford: the ultimate battle

The title kind of sounds more dramatic then I intended. This weekend I got back from my camping trip through England and Wales. I had a lovely time, and the weather was better than expected. I visited Cambridge, London, Windsor, Oxford, and Snowdonia NP. I’ve already been to Oxford many years ago, and remembered how incredibly beautiful I found the colleges. I was certain Cambridge couldn’t exceed those memories…

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Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau

On the last day of my stay in Krakow, I paid a visit to the concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau. It is not the most pleasant place to visit, but I feel like you have to witness it yourself, so that our generation is reminded of mistakes made in the past. It is a part of our history that should be remembered. Continue reading “Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau”

Gooseberry cake with a touch of orange

It’s that time of year when your garden transforms into a fruit and veggie supermarket. Since we have too much fruit in our garden to eat it all, we try and make as much jam and recipes as we can. Last weekend I found a recipe for a cake with gooseberries. I really liked the taste of it, it was combined with orange, which turns out to be a great combination. The recipe comes from BBC Good Food and can be found here.

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48 hours in Krakow

I just got back from Krakow yesterday, and it sure was a great way to begin my summer vacation. I had never been to Poland before, so this was my first experience with the country. I definitely liked Krakow, in some ways the Old Town reminded me a bit of Prague .

The town is small, but the atmosphere is really lovely, the many streets quaint and charming. What I also noticed is that the city feels very clean. Only minus would be that Polish people appeared to be quite unfriendly. Not sure if I just was in bad luck or not, but it seemed like they weren’t all too keen for tourists. I do not speak Polish myself and often it was hard to communicate with the locals. Nevertheless I had a great stay in Krakow! Continue reading “48 hours in Krakow”

How I deal with my fear of flying

I am not sure what is going on, but lately I’ve been gaining followers by doing exactly nothing. Thanks! Exams and internship are over, so normally I will have more time the coming weeks to write and read. In a next post I will update you about my summer plans.

I was thinking of a subject to write about and since I’ll be taking the plane this Sunday, I thought I’d write about anxieties related to flying. When you search the internet you can find quite a few tips about this subject, but I somehow always feel like these posts are written by people who don’t have the anxiety themselves.That’s why I decided to share my very brief experience with flying and my anxieties that come along with it. Continue reading “How I deal with my fear of flying”

A Gothic Masterpiece: Heavenly Light, Hellish Queues

Today I have another guest post for you! But before we get to that I’d like to thank you all, because Curlygirlabroad achieved more than 1000 followers!!! So thank you and enjoy this post about Sevilla:

Hi guys! My name is Lane Beck. I am an American travel blogger, Europhile, foodie, amateur photographer, recent vegetarian and ancient history enthusiast from sunny San Diego, CA. I spent most of my childhood living in Europe, go back as often as possible, and am planning my expat move. I also have a strange obsession with maps. I’m hoping the cure is more travel. Continue reading “A Gothic Masterpiece: Heavenly Light, Hellish Queues”

What to see in Bruges, according to travel bloggers

In September I went to Bruges or Brugge in my language, and for some reason I hadn’t posted about it yet, so …here we are. But then I thought nah, let’s not do the usual and just look at what others like about it, with me giving an extra comment here and there.

I’d like to point out that if you haven’t registered on Airbnb yet you totally can and if you use this link, we can help each other out by getting a nice discount on our next trip, hooray! The pictures in this post are the ones I made in September last year. Continue reading “What to see in Bruges, according to travel bloggers”

My favorite spot in Leuven

I had this draft post, that was intended to be published during the autumn season (when the pictures were taken). But well, let’s do thing differently and post it in summer! I have a new logo btw, but I’m not sure if it works? Any suggestions are more than welcome! 

I was born and raised in Leuven, a small city in Belgium, just 20 minutes from the capital Brussels. In Leuven we like to say that it is rather a town than a city. It’s not big at all. In my opinion Leuven is definitely worth a visit. It has a beautiful cathedral and town hall in Gothic style, and other medieval remainings such as the beguinages and ancient city walls.  Continue reading “My favorite spot in Leuven”

1st Anniversary of Curlygirlabroad

Curlygirlabroad has turned 1! Last year, on the 6th of May, I published my very first post ! I honestly thought I wouldn’t keep up with it for a long time, but here I still am. So I am using this ‘special’ moment to thank all of you readers/followers! I’m so glad I discovered the world of blogging. I really enjoy writing on here, it clears my mind. It’s also a bit like you get to virtually know people, follow their thoughts, sharing some comments etc. Glad I got to know some of you! Continue reading “1st Anniversary of Curlygirlabroad”