Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: this 4 day short break makes me want to know more of you. I loved the green hilly landscape, the mountains, stunning coastline. Your biggest asset: your friendly people! Thank you so much for your warm welcome! I hope to come back!

Iceland part 2: West Iceland

From Reykjanes we drive to West Iceland. There is simply too much to see; you can spend an entire holiday just in this area! We visit the famous waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Bjarnafoss, drive around the Snaefellsness peninsula and go for a 4WD adventure on the Haukadalsskarð pass.

Myanmar

Myanmar: a country that was not on my bucket list. When I got the chance to go, I took it took and had the most amazing trip ever.

From former capital Yangon to magical Inle Lake, from Inle Lake to mountainous Kalaw, from Kalaw to ancient kingdom Bagan and from Bagan to Mandalay.

Myanmar should be on everyone’s bucket list!

Thessaloniki, Greece

The most visited city in Greece may be Athens, the capital but the city of Thessaloniki for sure is worth a visit just a much.

Thessaloniki has so much to offer; the city is full of history, culture, art, adventure and good food. It was the perfect location for a reunion with the Full Moon girls.

Santorini, Greece

Part 4: this is the last part of my 2 week Cyclades island hopping holiday. Santorini is probably the most touristic island, but how could it not be?! When you arrive by ferry you are in the middle of the caldera. You see the amazing cliffs and the picturesque mountain villages of Fira, Imerovigli and Oia on top. It is a stunning sight! Time to discover Santorini!

Naxos, Greece

I am halfway through my 2 week Cyclades island hopping holiday. The third stop is Naxos, which is the biggest island of this island group. Naxos does not have a port for cruise ships, the airport is also limited to what of tourist can come in, but that means you will not find mass tourism here.

Naxos: if I win the lotery, I will move back to Greece and find myself a nice place to live somewhere on your west coast ;).

Read part 3 of my Cycladic adventure.

Paros, Greece

I continnue my Cycladic adventure: Paros, Greece!

I started my 2 week island hopping holiday in Mykonos. From there I took the ferry boat to Paros. I absolutely fell in love with this lovely island. I also managed to visit Antiparos, only a 7 minute ferry boat ride away from Pounda.

Mykonos, Greece

Part 1 of My Cycladic adventure: Mykonos, Greece!

In 2 weeks I travel from Mykonos to Paros, from Paros to Naxos and from Naxos to Santorini. The Cyclades are like no other islands in the Mediterranean and each one has its own identity. I absolute loved being here and know I have to go back someday, because there are many islands left to discover.

Mykonos was a great place to start my journey. White churches, Little Venice, famous windmills… and more!

Christmas in Essen

Christmas in Essen: thousands of lights, about 250 stands with Christmas decorations, delicacies, hand crafted items, gifts… glühwein and so much more. If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, then Essen is a great place to do so!

Christmas in Cologne

It is the most wonderful time of the year. And that shows especially in Germany. Christmas markets can be found all over the world, but in Germany you find some of the best Christmas markets in the world. We go to Cologne/Köln this year!

Texel, The Netherlands

The Netherlands are more than Amsterdam, Windmills and dykes. Make sure you take your time to explore. In the north lie the beautiful Wadden islands. Texel is the biggest one and the easiest to reach. Nature, beaches, plenty to do and see, good food and beer: Texel has it all!

Alentejo, Portugal

The Alentejo lies between the Algarve and Costa de Lisboa. It is a part of Portugal that I do not know much about. But this is going to change after this trip. We get a great introduction to the region that deserves more attention. This trip is winederful and in wonderful company .

Malaysia: Penang

Malaysia part 2: Penang. We cross the Straight of Malacca by bridge. The island is totally totally different from the mainland. Tropical beaches, high rise hotels, lots of Chines influences and history. Let’s see what Penang has to offer!

Malaysia

Malaysia: to me you are a different kind of Asia: a country so diverse, you have so much to offer in so many ways. And the food: just delicious! From mainland Malaysia to Penang and Langkawi. What a trip!

Switzerland

A short “rail away”break in Switzerland. To me this trip is an early birthday gift (the best gift this Lucky Traveller could wish for). Travelling through Switzerland by train is an amazing experience! Nothing beats the Swiss Railway system…

Ireland

Ireland, the land of 40 shades of green. A country so beautiful, friendly people, culture, history, amazing landscapes and of course Guinness 😉
I am on a 2 week road trip trough the Republic of Ireland and guess what: the sun is shining most of the time!

South Africa: Cape Town

Part 3 of an amazing educational trip to South Africa. Cape Town is vibrant, friendly and diverse. The Cape Peninsula is stunningly beautiful, Chapman’s Peak Drive one of the best drives in the world. A perfect ending to an incredible trip.

South Africa: Garden Route

Part 2: fom Knysna to Cape Town. We drive the Garden Route, along Route 62… it is a complety different South Africa from the north where the trip started. On this part of the journey I discover who is my partner in crime/wine and I get inspired by the good work being done in and around the townships!

South Africa

It is about 3pm. I am sitting at my desk, booking a holiday for a client, when my boss comes out his office and asks: do you want to go to South Africa tomorrow? Are you kidding me, I ask? No, he’s not! All of a sudden I have to rush home to pack my suitcase.

Scotland

Welcome to Scotland says a big sign when we enter the border at Hadrian’s Wall. The land of the impressive highlands, haggis, bagpipes, kilts and a beautiful green scenery. Travel with me on this short, but amazing trip to Scotland.