I have travelling genes from my dad. When he was still working for the Indonesian government, he travelled a lot. South Korea, Singapore, India, the Netherlands, you name it. One of the unforgettable experiences I have ever had when travelling with my parents, was the time when we were living in India for several months. Yes, I lived in India when I was 4,5 years old! Since that time I have always some kind of strange bond with that land.
It has been a roller coaster ride these last three months. I have been so tired and exhausted, nauseated and bloated. Totally not me! At first I did not know what happened… but on Boxing Day (that is a day after X-mas) I found out about it. But I could not tell everyone yet! Argh, this is devastating.
Vakantiebeurs is a the Dutch tourism fair. I have actually never been to it before since I live in the Netherlands, but the promotion about the event keeps lingering in my head each year. I thought to my self: Why not go now as a travel blogger! So I did! Here’s what I think about the Vakantiebeurs this year.
Just like in other parts of the world where they celebrate Christmas, the Netherlands also celebrates it with two weeks school holiday and ends after New Year’s day (this year a week after New Year’s day). So what do you do, when you also have two weeks off from work, but your husband do not? There’s goes tropical island! Bye bye! So for us this year is staying-at-home kind of holiday. Desperate searching for activities for you and your kids? Well, you’re not alone, sister! But here’s what we have done so far this week.
So I have been to these places, where they have food, lots of food and everything related to food. The Netherlands seems to be craving for trendy food markets where you can sit back, relax and enjoy your food with your loved ones but without the fuss of being apt and elegant. Street food and healthy organic dishes have also become THE thing here. I know, for those of you in America, this is so yesterday, right?