Zaanse Schans in pictures (Dutch windmills & more)

I’ve been posting a few pictures from the Netherlands on Instagram lately. Zaanse Schans is a neighbourhood in a town called Zaandam, not too far from Amsterdam. This is where you can find historic windmills (and more) that are symbolic to the Netherlands. You can find day tours from Amsterdam so you don’t need to figure out another way to get there by yourself.

This is mostly a photos post. I’m going to try to show you everything there is to see there, because it’s more than just windmills. They have animals, wooden shoes, souvenirs, vintage houses, grass, a lake, a little river, a cheese factory/shop. I was too busy tasting cheese to take any good pictures of that last one.

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City break in Brussels

It’s been a while since my trip to Brussels, Belgium. I was there in February 2017. It was just a city break, I needed a few days away from university stress. You feel me? Well, it was a great idea even if just for 3 nights. Where do I start?

Airport – City Center

First of all, you should know airlines offer flights to 2 airports in the vicinity of Brussels, so pay attention to that when you buy your ticket. From the airport it’s very easy to get to the city. The train station is basically in the airport. You can buy your tickets at right there. There’s a train that goes straight to the central station, you don’t need to change trains. Depending on where you’re staying you might need to take the metro from the city center which is not that hard either. When you arrive you’ll probably exit through the back. But when you go to the airport you’ll have to enter through the front. It looks like this:

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A weekend in Germany

As you can see I’ve been having a hard time keeping up a schedule for the blog… oops.. life is hard. (just joking of course, I can’t complain)
I was out of town the last weekend of January for one of my closest friend’s wedding. Yay! And also wow.. we’re all grown up (not so much me apparently) 😀
I was there for 2 days only but we did manage to see a few things in the area.

This is going to be a short post with a few suggestions of what to see if you’re ever in the Düsseldorf/Cologne area. I recommend however visiting in late spring or in the summer, because in January it was quite humid and the cold was really unpleasant. It wasn’t extremely cold but it’s not the best time for walks.

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