An unexpected castle and lots of wildlife

DSC06312For our trip to Germany, we’d only planned our first day to Köln and Schloss Drachenburg. The remaining two days, we just wanted to relax and explore the area a bit. For our second day, we decided to go to a wildpark and visit one of the many castles the Eifel has to offer.
Continue reading

Advertisements

Why it’s a bad idea to visit a closed castle

DSC06285After we finished a lovely day and the most amazing dessert in Köln, we got back into the car to drive further into Germany. Today we would check into our hotel in Schleiden, but before we drove there, we wanted to take an half an hour detour to Schloss Drachenburg.
Continue reading

Citytrip: Köln

WhatsApp Image 2019-05-05 at 09.16.55
Dom, Köln, Germany

Though The Netherlands is a small country with both Belgium and Germany at it’s borders, I’ve never been to the latter. Actually, that’s not true. I know my parents and my sister and I went on a trip to Germany once. I was too young to remember any of it, but I do remember my mum complaining about there not being a television in the house or cabin that we rented.

Last year, boyfriend and I moved to another town that was even closer to the border. It takes less time to get to Germany than it takes to go to my parents in law (who actually live in the Netherlands as well). At Christmas we went shopping for presents at Kleve, which was not all that exciting, except for that I found a new sense of freedom because I was driving myself. When I got my licence about 5 years ago, I told myself I could go ANYWHERE now, though I never actually did. But it felt so cool to actually cross the border into another country. I could go anywhere. I could drive further, to Switzerland or Spain, or maybe even Russia. Last week, we crossed the border again, this time to see Köln and the Eifel.
Continue reading

Why I could never have imagined myself wanting to travel the world

20643137_1056296547806367_2130450888141414350_o
Guinness Lake, Ireland

I am SO bad at geography. Seriously, it’s not even funny. In high school, I always got the lowest possible score for that subject. I just really didn’t care where I could find the Mississippi river or what the capital of Honduras is. But now, I’d like to go everywhere. Visit cities and countries I’ve never been before, see nature’s wonders and who knows, maybe actually take a boatride on the Mississippi…
Continue reading

Tiptoe through the Tulips

DSC06113The tulip season has started! One of the things the Dutch are famous for, are the tulips. And now they are in full bloom! I had never seen the tulip fields, so I decided to change that. A week ago, we finally went to see them, and they were so stunning!
Continue reading

Elephants and Lasagna

WhatsApp Image 2019-04-20 at 22.14.59copy.A few days ago, I discovered The Elephant Parade, because someone posted pictures of an Alice in Wonderland themed elephant that she found at Pieter Vreedeplein in Tilburg (Netherlands). I really love elephants and these statues seemed super cool, so I googled it and found that I had to go to Tilburg soon.
Continue reading

Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow?

DSC02156Can anybody tell me where the Blarney roses grow? It might be down in Limerick town, it might be in Mayo. It’s somewhere in the Emerald Isle and this I want to know. Can anybody tell me where the Blarney roses grow?
I thought we would find them at Blarney Castle, but no such luck. But even without the roses, this was a perfect day in a perfect place in Ireland.
Continue reading

Fairy tale Forest and Rollercoasters

88FBAE59-098D-4006-8594-120B3CD6E593
The Candy House of Hansel & Gretel

Yesterday it was Boyfriend’s birthday and as a surprise, I took him to the Efteling, a theme park in the Netherlands that focuses on fairy tales. When I was a kid, we went every year because this theme park is amazing and definitely a must when visiting the Netherlands!
Continue reading