It will come as no surprise that I love a good indie bookshop. I lived in East London for my first 5 years in London, and managed to spot plenty of gems in that time.
Last year I didn’t make it outside of Europe, which is actually a bit unusual for me. You’ll see lots of great UK and Ireland locations and I’m also very glad I got to explore lots of places by train (high five to Mother Earth).
It didn't take long for Greenwich to become one of my favourite places in London to spend a sunny Saturday in the park, take my family when they visit or go to the Planetarium to zoom through the stars.
Heading to Dublin yourself soon, or just looking for some travel inspiration? Here are my favourite shops, food places and sights. We'll start off with a bit of culture!
If you're into cathedrals, wind-swept walks and wistful looks out of ancient windows, Winchester is the place for your next day trip!I visited Winchester with my friend Rosianna, the train tickets being her belated birthday present.
This year was a year of exploring Great Britain, flying across the ocean to Canada and America, visiting familiar and new places in my native country (the Netherlands) and the long awaited girls beach trip.
I first discovered Bagels and Beans in Leiden, during my uni years. A large group of students from my course used to rush to Bagels and Beans for a delicious lunch during the break between two lectures and I have to admit I probably wrote most of my thesis in there too.
There are so many lovely places in England that I am completely unaware of, and until earlier this year Whitstable was one of them. I think I found out about Whitstable through asking around for a good place to spend a day or two with my friend Marion, and it definitely delivered.
Let me start off by admitting that I've only been to Rotterdam properly twice. I'm still not sure why I didn't go back before then, and why it takes moving to a different country to really appreciate your own.