Blogging in 2020 a la moi!

Indonesia, travelblogger, Yulia van de Laar

It’s already June 2020. Time flies, when you are having fun. Well, life has actually guided me else where. My blogging routines had to be put a side for a while. I am still active in social media, especially Instagram. So when I am not blogging, I writing offline, Instagraming and having a blast with my family.

Never have I ever thought that in 2020 we all, almost in every part of the world, would have to stay at home for months because of a virus. Yes, I am talking about Covid-19. Many aspects of life have seen and felt the effect of this illness. How has it effected yours? Hopefully you all are well and that the down side of this pandemic would not reach you and your love ones.

Blogging in 2020

During the pandemic I thankfully still have my jobs. This is, I think a privilege, because many has lost their jobs during this crisis. Having said that, my job has actually been increasing and getting more exciting. We all have to adapt to the “new normal”, but by far, we are doing OK, here in the food business.

My writing jobs have also increased. I do have to be creative when I interview people, but it is a nice job to do. I would not miss it for the world.

More time for blogging, then? Well, this is a challenge! This post is a beginning. Working two jobs, taking care of the family, running errands, doing the households, plus during this pandemic: being a teacher for the kids, and to make it more exciting, moving to another house! So, ya’ think?

Fingers crossed

I would make and find time to do more blogging in 2020. The next one would be in the theme of travelling during pandemic, how to travel in and around the Netherlands.

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The battle of the Dutch food market

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?

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Amsterdam Autumn (Food) Getaway

This capital city of the Netherlands is just like any other famous capital cities in Europe, busy all year long. Those hustling and bustling of the pedestrians, cyclers, scooters and cars; that iconic and classic sounds of bicycle and tram’s bell and the breeze of the coastal wind just at the corner of the canals makes a visit to Amsterdam at any time of the year seems to be inevitably mesmerizing.

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Leiden: Five reasons why you must visit Leiden!

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.

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