Sometimes you think that the grass is greener on the other side. You look for something beautiful too far. We tend to do this as well while travelling. I encountered a gem at a city nearby the place I live: Breda. I have only been in this city once and it was eight years ago. What intended to be a few hours of chit-chatting with fellow blogger Ruby from rubybackpacking, ended up to be a half day of wandering.
My little red pepper and I love to travel in the Netherlands. We often go by train because of several reasons. First of all it’s because of the view. She loves to see the sceneries and just gaze out the window for a half of hour (exaggerating? Ok, 10 minutes or something). Secondly, it is cheaper. I have a special abonnement which allows me to get 40 % discount if I travel outside the rush hours. My daughter has her own card which allows her to travel for free. I only applied for the card and payed €7, 50 after that it’s €0, 00 until she is 11 years old. Thirdly, because … “it’s fun, mommy!” She enjoys the time on the train when we do a little bit of book colouring, a little bit of chatting, singing and snacking. Fourthly, it is quite safe and child friendly.
Eindhoven. One of the large cities in the North Brabant Province of the Netherlands. The city is situated in the southern part of the country. It is famous for the technology and innovation projects and also for the football champion team of the Netherlands, PSV. Recently, the image of Eindhoven is not only industrial but also trendy. It offers new point of views about Dutch cities. Still wonder why you should come to Eindhoven when visiting the Netherlands?
The city of Bologna, in the Emilia-Romagna province, Italy, is the food heaven for gastronomers, foodies and common people like you and me who love to eat. One thing you have to do before departing to Bologna is: EMPTY your stomach! I mean… really! Just do not eat anything. Because once you are there your taste buds will be intrigued by the smell and the look of every dish. Here are my five best food you should not miss when in Bologna.
Almost ten years ago I set sails in Leiden, a small little city, near Den Haag and Schiphol airport which has vibrant characters and charismas. I was directly in love with the city and still do. My first encounter with Leiden went even way back than 2007, when I lived there as an international student. It was in 2004, when my eyes had not only been enchanted by the lovely small canals of the Nieuwe-Rijn but also by a man, who now is my husband. However, I am not going to tell you about my love life through this blog, I am going to tell you why Leiden has to be one of your primary destinations when visiting the Netherlands.