Spending the national holiday indoors, hiding from this heat that never seems to end, I came to realize it has been quite a while since I wrote on here (…again). In fact, it has been 69 days, or 2 months and 8 days since I wrote my last post 2 years of blogging!. During my extended WordPress break I was mainly occupied with my internship for the months of May and June. Then one day we received the unfortunate news: my mother got diagnosed with breast cancer. CANCER. At first I didn’t really believe it, it didn’t really sink through. It’s something that you hear about all the time, but you never expect it to actually happen in your family. But it did. Luckily, the cancer is only at its early stage, and doesn’t seem to be aggressive. Even though I’m scared, I try to stay positive and support my mother in the best way I can.
The end of June embarked the end of my internship and the beginning of my summer holiday. I finally got to spend enough hours searching the internet to come up with a subject for my thesis, followed by a hunt for a supervisor. This week I finally found one which means I will need to actually start working on it…which I have been postponing very well! (no seriously I should get started) Continue reading “72 hours in Edinburgh”
About two weeks ago, I decided to make a day trip to Antwerp, a city located about an hour and a half from Leuven by train. Even though I love to travel abroad, there is so much beauty in my own country, that might get a bit underappreciated. Antwerp is a really vibrant city, and besides occasional shopping trips, I hadn’t really given it much attention thus far. I discovered that the city has lots to offer, and is ideal for people travelling on a budget. Continue reading “7 free things to do in Antwerp”
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”
I just got back from my trip to Italy last Saturday, and it was just what I needed! With the sun on my skin and surrounded by the gorgeous Italian culture, I could recharge my batteries for the final weeks of the academic year. It’s been a couple of years since I traveled to Italy, back in 2012 to Umbria and Rome, but I still had some good memories about it and was longing to experience the country once again. Venice wasn’t quite the same as the other places I’ve already been to in Italy. I was afraid it might be overrated or too busy. It sure was busy in some places, but you have to know where to go. Venice can be perfect for any budget traveler, getting lost along the many canals is just a perfect way to get around. Here are some tips on how you can experience Venice without spending your money on overpriced hotels or pasta. Continue reading “Getting lost in Venice: tips for budget travellers”
As I told you, three weeks ago I went to the beautiful Andalusia in Spain! (read about it here) My first stop was in Almeria! I only stayed here for a brief two days, nevertheless I’ve gotten an impression and I really liked it here. It wasn’t that easy to find the hostel though, but eventually we did, luckily. Andalusia seems to be an ideal holiday for anyone on a budget, I stayed in the hostel for only 15 euros a night, breakfast included! Dinner was about 7 to 10 euros drinks included, so really not expensive. Of course I was travelling of season, which might have had something to do with it. Continue reading “Almeria in pictures”
Lately I’ve been all over Paris. I came back from my trip one week ago, and thought it was a good idea to first share my prior experiences with the city. (here and here) But now I’m considering you might get a bit tired of always the same… So sorry 😛 So here it goes Paris 3.0, followed by detailed posts of each day. Continue reading “Paris on a budget”
So this weekend I was having sort of an identity crisis for my blog. To everyone who gave me feedback thanks 😀 I’ve calmed down and I’m back on track 😛 Just wondering if any of you sometimes have that? Anyways, I had already covered my first three days in Berlin (Berlin on a budget: day 1 and Berlin on a budget: day 2 and 3) time for my last two days is this amazing city.
Continue reading “Berlin on a budget: day 4 and 5”
In Berlin on a budget: day 1 you could read that I explored das Mitte/the center of Berlin on my first day. For my second day, I walked around in the eastern part of the city. Continue reading “Berlin on a budget: day 2 and 3”
I find Berlin special. The city suffered a lot in the past century, nowadays it’s a modern and vibrant city that is growing every day. Berlin is also very green, i really like this city, because of the fact that it feels a bit different to me. I think it’s safe to say that Berlin deserves a spot in my top 3 of city trips so far.
Continue reading “Berlin on a budget: day 1”