Vatican Museums and the sistine chapel

Ciao! So far, Rome had been wonderful already. We had seen the Trevi fountain, Colosseum and the Foro Romano, ate the best pasta and lots of gelato. On our third day, we would cross off another two highlights, namely the Vatican museums with the Sistine Chapel and the Pantheon.

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Wandering through Rome

After visiting the Foro Romano for a couple of hours and then spending some time at the Colosseum, Boyfriend and I were ready for siësta. Never mind that it was already half past four, we needed a break. So we spent some time in our hotel. Sleeping, reading, resting. Until my stomach was growling so […]

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The oldest parts of the Eternal City: Guide to Foro Romano

When we suddenly changed our plans and went to Rome for the summer instead of Iceland, we made a (small) list of the absolute (and obvious) highlights of the city that we didn’t want to miss. On our first day in the city, we could cross off the Trevi Fountain and for our second day, […]

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First time in Rome: Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the tiber

They say all roads lead to Rome, but it took me a while to get here. Rome has been on my list for quite a while, but boyfriend had been there twice before so he had other places he wanted to visit first. We had actually planned an amazing trip to Iceland this summer, driving […]

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Italy Summer Summary

Number of times eating gelato: 5Number of times eating pizza: 3Number of times eating pasta: 6 Cats seen: 20Cats petted: 0 😦 Cockroaches seen: 3Times running away from said cockroaches, screaming: 1Times running away from mimes, screaming: 1 Number of turtle statues seen: 4Number of actual turtles seen: 30Number of lizards seen: 6Number of pigeons […]

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Traveling during corona

Ciao! Right now, when I am writing this, I am in Rome having a fabulous time. I’m super grateful that the European borders have opened up, so that I can travel. I know most of you are still stuck in quarantine, and I can only say how much I am hoping that all of this […]

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The most gorgeous bookstore in Maastricht

Just before the borders to the rest of Europe opened for us, we did a little bit of exploring our own country. Maastricht had been on my list for a while. I had been there once before and remembered the gorgeous bookstore that I really wanted to pay a visit to another time. And so […]

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The Traveling Bookworm in Italy

Whenever I am planning a new trip, I always look for literature from the area I’m visiting. Authors that came from the regions or books that are set within certain cities. This way, I get to know a little of the (literary) history of the city. I have found some great books and new favourite […]

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Amsterdam guide for Ordinary Travelers

Wanderlust Wonderland brings you: a travel guide for ordinary travelers, with must-sees, tips and tricks and the most delicious food, for ordinary travelers, like you and me. Amsterdam is the capital city of my home country, The Netherlands. I never liked the city much, thinking it too crowded with tourists and cyclists. But I have […]

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