The European Capital Curse

For some travelers it’s the one of the worst travel sins, but I’m absolutely guilty of it: Visiting (European) capital cities. Prague, Czech Republic Budapest, Hungary How often have I had a conversation with someone from England that went something like this: “So, have you been to England at all?” — “Yes!” — “Oh great! … Continue reading “The European Capital Curse”

Utrecht’s Amazing Illumination Festival

My previous posts on Utrecht already revealed that I really fell hard for this gorgeous little Dutch city, but I saved the very best for last. Because among beautiful canals, delicious food and great museums there was one last thing that I loved even more than all of the above: The Trajectum Lumen Festival. These … Continue reading “Utrecht’s Amazing Illumination Festival”

Why Utrecht is a Museum Lover’s Paradise

Museums are tricky. At least when it comes to travel writing. Many travel bloggers openly admit that they “don’t do museums”. Some even say that they don’t like museums in general. And from a travel writing perspective, I understand. Museums are not adventure sports. A visit to a museum won’t include how I overcame my … Continue reading “Why Utrecht is a Museum Lover’s Paradise”

How Holland (Almost) Turned Me into a Foodie

By no means I’m a foodie. I’m a picky eater. I don’t like experiments. I sometimes have to force myself to even try new flavors in the first place. Throughout the last years I have at least tried to become a more open eater and realized that it was probably dumb to have lived more … Continue reading “How Holland (Almost) Turned Me into a Foodie”

Rotterdam via Instagram

Ever since I upgraded my embarrassing (but beloved), old-fashioned brick stone of a cell phone to a 21st century one, I’ve developed a slight addiction with taking photos on the road and instagramming them. And I also love integrating my Instagram photos into blog posts as a destination sneak peek, which I have done quite … Continue reading “Rotterdam via Instagram”

Amsterdam – Sex, Drugs and Sightseeing

After finally having found a place to stay in Zandvoort  Steffen and I were excited to explore the (in)famous capital of the Netherlands: Amsterdam has a crazy reputation. It’s all about drugs, sex and beer, but at the same time Amsterdam has (had) a huge influence in the art scene. The regular train connection from Zandvoort took us … Continue reading “Amsterdam – Sex, Drugs and Sightseeing”

How The Netherlands Detered Us From Camping

I should have known better. Camping and I have never been the very best combination. However, I thought I had improved my camping skills throughout the past years, so I convinced Steffen to go camping with me in September 2009. Yet another story to file under camping gone wrong, although I had tried to plan … Continue reading “How The Netherlands Detered Us From Camping”

“Monstrous” Road Trip through The Netherlands

After finally having survived our written finals and the very last day of high school in May 2007, one of my favorite travel companions, Carola (she is one of those artsy nerds like me) and I decided that we needed to do something  real crazy. So, Carola’s family used to have this large Volkswagen van, … Continue reading ““Monstrous” Road Trip through The Netherlands”