When the plans for my trip were made, it became clear pretty quickly that I would have only one day to explore Moscow. In order to make the most of that day, I planned it all out in advance.
After yesterday’s crazy adventure, the second day of my journey to Moscow was a breeze. Not long after boarding the train, my roommate and I folded away the seats and pulled the beds out of the wall so we could sleep, setting our alarm clocks for 05:00, for the border crossing between Poland and Belarus.
My journey to Moscow began a lot more chaotic than I expected. My parents dropped me off at the station in my home town and all seemed well. Until I reached Amersfoort, where I was supposed to take the train to Berlin. But that train never showed up.
Tomorrow I begin my overland journey from Holland to Hong Kong. My backpack is all packed. It’s probably far too heavy. This is my first backpacking trip and I’m slightly nervous. This is the moment when my brain always tries to tell me I’m forgetting something important. I’ve had so much time to prepare and it never feels like I’ve done enough.
As we approach the end of 2018, it’s time for me to reflect on the past year and to look ahead to 2019. I didn’t travel much this year, but next year is going to be completely different. Continue reading My year in review: 2018
Portugal’s second city, Porto, has been gaining popularity among travellers over the past couple of years. Rightfully so, because Porto is a fantastic city for a weekend trip. It’s a colourful city with a beautiful historical city centre and some of the most famous wineries in the world. Discover what else makes Porto so special in this complete Porto travel guide.
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Ever since I’ve returned from my road trip this summer, I’ve been telling people how great Italy is. The weather, the food, the scenery; all of it was perfect. The only downsides are the crazy Italian way of driving, and the fact that there’s just too much to see. Even though my grand tour of the country took three weeks. I feel like I could’ve just as easily spent three months exploring every part of this fantastic country. And still it would’ve been be too short.
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Everyone who hates Mondays will know that today is allegedly the most depressing day of the year; it’s Blue Monday. This particular Monday was chosen because Christmas is behind us, most New Year’s resolutions have failed, summer seems further away than ever and the first pay day of the year is yet to come. Let’s spend this bleakest of Mondays daydreaming. Where will you be travelling this year? Not sure yet? Have a look at my top 5 destinations for 2018.
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The annual Dutch travel event Vakantiebeurs opened to the public today. As a trade visitor, I had the chance to visit the event a day early. I returned home inspired and with a head full of new ideas.
Continue reading Travel trends and inspiration at the Vakantiebeurs 2018
If I could name just one thing to convince you to visit Budapest, it would have to be the great food. There were far too many delicious looking dishes for my three day stay in the Hungarian capital. I seem to have tried sampling as many of them as I could, and returned home with a suitcase full of paprika. If you’re on a diet, a trip to Budapest in December could ruin it, but that’s a small price to pay for this culinary adventure.
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