Visiting Austria in summer

Last week I spent hiking in the beautiful Austrian mountains with my family. We didn’t have any summer plans – only me going back to the Netherlands to visit them – but my mom spontaneously booked a holiday on a Monday and we left on the Tuesday. I’ve been to Austria countless times, mainly in […]

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Visiting Rome

In 2015 I visited Rome for a few days with my mom and my sisters. Back then, I wrote about what we did in those five days and give some tips for future Rome travels. They’re still relevant to today, which is why I decided to post this older post onto the new blog. Enjoy! […]

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My favorite video games

As I kid I loved video games. From online games like runescape and neopets to playing Mario kart on the wii with my sisters. Near the end of my high school career and the start of my higher education – dropping out of my first course, taking a gap year and then moving to England […]

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How I edit my instagram photos

Out of all social media platforms, instagram is by far my favourite. I love seeing all the creativity that is put into making sure your feed looks good, your pictures show personality and being able to engage with your followers in such a great way. I’ve been on instagram with a personal account for years, […]

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The resources I use to learn Japanese

Almost a year ago I started taking Japanese classes at my university. I already had some basic knowledge from self-study but the “pressure” of having deadlines helps me revise much better than having to do it all by myself. Also having a Japanese native teaching me the things I find difficult saves me a lot […]

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What I like about England

England is very different from the Netherlands. Culture, people, language. And I love it here. How everybody says “thank you” to the bus driver when leaving the bus. The accent. The language. Manchester. York. London, but mostly Manchester. Bookshops. Tea. Loads of tea. Halloween. Celebrating Christmas. The Northern quarter of Manchester. Jaffa cakes. Charity shops. […]

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Things I miss about the Netherlands

I’m close to hitting my three year mark living in England, so here’s a list of things I miss about my homecountry. Bikes. On the roads, near stations, in my garage. Sinterklaas. Stroopwafels. The real ones, not the fake caramel waffles they sell here. Knowing general history of the country you live in. Get general […]

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