Hey guys! How are you doing? I hope everyone is well and getting vaccinated soon! I cannot wait until the world opens up again and we can do all the things we love so much: see our friends and family, travel, go to restaurants and museums… For now, we in the Netherlands are still in lockdown, and it’s harder and harder to stay sane and happy. I can imagine I’m not the only one feeling like this, so today I wanted to write on how you can survive this lockdown if it’s getting hard on you.Continue reading “Ten Tips on How to survive this lockdown”
Photo Gallery: Rome without tourists
When months passed and it didn’t seem like the corona virus would be over soon, it became more and more clear that we had to postpone our trip to Iceland. Instead, we booked a trip to Italy. I had never been to Rome and now seemed the perfect time, for we knew not a lot of tourists would be able to visit the city. Only travelers from inside the EU were allowed to visit Italy and we knew that a lot of those people weren’t ready to travel yet. So we booked our trip and as it turned out: we were right. Rome was empty.
It was wonderful to have the place to ourselves and we know that not a lot of people will see Rome the way we saw it. I feel extremely lucky to be able to travel right now and to see one of the most busy cities in Europe like this. Time for a picture gallery of the most famous tourist attractions that Rome has to offer, without the tourists!Continue reading “Photo Gallery: Rome without tourists”
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 will end quickly, so that everyone can go back to normal again.
Having said that, I also realize that there are lots of people out there wondering what life will be like after corona. What is gonna be our new normal? Especially during travels, what can we expect? With this post, I hope I can take away some of your worries or questions, sharing my own experiences traveling during covid19.Continue reading “Traveling during corona”
Fleeing the quarantine
At times, this quarantine is really getting to me. One week I’m doing great, working and writing posts and feeling productive, but last week was not like that. I had a headache and felt dizzy, spent every day in my pyjama’s watching Netflix and doing nothing at all, until eventually, I was done with it. Banging on the bars of my cell, otherwise known as my windows, crying and screaming to get out.
I felt locked-up, going crazy with need for adventure, for doing something else than spending time at home. I just really need to go. The next day, Boyfriend had searched for a few stops nearby, places where we wouldn’t run into a lot of people, but where I could get some fresh air and a change of scenery, even only for a couple of hours, without the risk of getting sick or contaminating others.Continue reading “Fleeing the quarantine”
how to learn a new language
Hey guys, how are you doing? I’m still cooped up in my home due to the corona virus, and aside from working, I’ve been searching for things to do. The following weeks I will give you some tips for the stuck-at-home traveler. Books, series and movies and games that fellow wanderlusters might enjoy, because they will transport you to the places you can’t actually visit right now.
When you’re feeling like you’ve read all the books, seen everything there is to see on Netflix and finished playing every game, you might get the feeling: I want to do something productive! Lots of peoples bucketlists are not just endless lists of places they want to visit, but they also include topics such as learning a new skill – or a new language. And what would be a better time to start learning a new language, than when you’re locked up in your own home, bored out of your mind? Time for some tips!Continue reading “how to learn a new language”
Corona as an eye-opener for dreams
Sitting home these days, staring longingly outside, I’m dreaming of all the places I’d rather be. Now is a good time to reflect on your hopes and dreams. What is it you really want? What’s the first thing you want to do when all of this is over?
The first thing I want to do when this is over is jump in my car and drive over to my family to give them all a very big hug. And after spending some real time with them, I want to jump on a plane to visit a place I have been dreaming of since I was there many moons ago: Nice, in the south of France.
This whole quarantine thing can really be a wake-up call. Because why wait to do the things you dream of? Since we’re stuck at home, not knowing how long this is gonna last, I wonder why I never went back there. Why delay your dreams?
So what is it you are dreaming of? Places you’re longing to visit, new skills you want to learn or things you want to do… You can write them down in a bucketlist, but you can also make plans to actually do them. Of course, we’ll have to wait for corona to be over, but why wait longer than that? It’s time to follow your dreams, instead of delaying them.
How to survive the lockdown: Books for the stuck-at-home traveler
Hey guys, how are you doing? I’m still cooped up in my home due to the corona virus, and aside from working, I’ve been searching for things to do. The following weeks I will give you some tips for the stuck-at-home traveler. Books, movies and games that fellow wanderlusters might enjoy, because they will transport you to the places you can’t actually visit right now.
Today I want to share some booktips with you. I am a huge bookworm (I studied literature, worked at a bookshop, currently working at the library and aside from this blog, I also have a bookblog), so I do know a thing or two about books. I want to share some books about travel with you guys, but also some other favourites of mine that will help you think about something else for a change.Continue reading “How to survive the lockdown: Books for the stuck-at-home traveler”
How to survive the lockdown: Games for the stuck-at-home traveler
Hey guys, how are you doing? I’m still cooped up in my home due to the corona virus, and aside from working, I’ve been searching for things to do. The following weeks I will give you some tips for the stuck-at-home traveler. Books, movies and games that fellow wanderlusters might enjoy, because they will transport you to the places you can’t actually go right now.
Today I will share some games with you. Now, I don’t call myself a gamer but I like the occassional video game now and then. Here are some of my favourites!Continue reading “How to survive the lockdown: Games for the stuck-at-home traveler”
How to survive the lockdown: The stuck-at-home traveler
Hey guys! How are you all doing? I hope you are all still happy and healthy! I am healthy and staying home. My country, the Netherlands, isn’t on lockdown (yet), but we are urged to stay indoors. Though I have no problem staying inside (I have enough hobbies to keep me busy for a couple of weeks, and also I just bought Animal Crossing New Horizons and it is quite addictive…)
Anyhoo, I am feeling a bit restless. Just not knowing what we’re in for, for how long this is going to go on, if my travel plans to Iceland will still be going through… And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. So I wanted to do something fun. The next couple of weeks I am going to give some stuck-at-home tips (books, movies, series, games, that sort of thing), but for today I just went traveling in my own home!