Friday, February 16, 2018

A very special travel journal

Since a few years I've been keeping travel journals. Their pages filled with the places I've seen, the holidays I've taken, about Summer beach places, city trips during spring and winter, short trips, long travels and lot more. What I love about all my travel journals is that they're something to hold in your hands, something to hold on to, something to browse through, endless paper filled with stories, old tickets, postcards and photographs. Looking back at them and reading what I wrote in those foreign countries always makes me relive the moments I had there. This time I had the opportunity to create another travel journal, a very special one...

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Travel // First trip of 2018: Prague, Czech Republic

Early January Paul and I went on our first trip of 2018. In October 2017 we were together for eight years and instead of getting each other something we decided to plan a new citytrip together. After a little wondering we booked a flight to Prague. 
Paul had been there a few years ago, I visited this capital city when I was still at primary school so I was pretty excited to go there again since I couldn't remember much of my last visit. Starting the new year by traveling again turned out to be a very good idea, and now that I'm back I can't wait to plan another trip abroad. For 2018 I bought myself a travel notebook, where I'll keep a diary every time I travel somewhere. I kept notes, cards, receipts, labels and a lot more for this travel diary and right now the notebook is filled with already two trips: Prague and Antwerp. But more about that travel notebook soon, for now this travel diary about our trip to Prague. 
"We're up in the air for a while now, the sun is shining bright above the clouds and into the many little round windows. It already time to land again. Just a few minutes left before we will step out of the plane and into Prague."

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Lots of snow & easy like a Sunday (morning)

Sunday, December 10th 2017
"When we woke up this morning, it started to snow. Looking outside we saw that there was a thin white blanked left from yesterday, which had fallen over the city. We stayed in bed while we were awake already and watched the snow fall from under our warm white crispy sheets. Easy like a Sunday morning.
By the time we got out and decided to go out for breakfast the snowflakes became bigger and there were many more flakes falling down. Wrapped in our Winter coats and knitted scarfs we walked to Down Town through an upcoming Winter wonderland. We mostly had to held our heads down so the snow didn't got in our eyes. But it was fun walking through a fresh white city. "

"Luckily there was a free table at Down Town. We go there a lot lately, for breakfast, brunch or lunch on Sundays. It has become our favourite spot in the city. Inside it was very cosy, the perfect place to warm up and for a first cup of coffee to start the day. Paul enjoyed his Sloppy Joe and I went for the home made Peanutbutter Toast this time, with banana, coconut and almond on top. Because of the warmth inside the windows were fogged, so we couldn't see how fast the snow was falling."

"When we went outside again our steps left deep prints in the snow. A new thick white blanked of snow covered the streets and the rest of Nijmegen. We took a walk through the white city, did a little shopping and threw some snow balls at each other. 
Now we're back home, sitting on the new couch, warming up, watching some tv and later on we'll make some veggie soup for dinner. We had an easy and lovely Sunday. The snow made everything a lot more fun. And a lot more pretty ofcourse. Easy like a Sunday (morning)."

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Travel // London photo diary

Hi there, long time no see! It's been a while since my last blog post even though I said/thought I would be posting more regular. Don't really know what happend but here I am again with some new content. A little while ago Paul and I took a weekend trip to London. It was a bit spontaneous but we found flight tickets for only 25 euros! When we saw that we booked them right away. That all led to this travel-photo-diary.