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AMS, Amsterdam, EIN, Netherlands, Rotterdam, RTM, Tips/Guides

How to explore the best of Rotterdam in 2 days

“If I had to live anywhere in Holland, Rotterdam would be the place” , “Can’t wait to visit Markthal! It looks very impressive!” Iason, whom I generally trust, revealed to me while I was trying to figure out an itinerary around the city the night before my visit. “What are you gonna do there?”, “It’s only good for shopping!” were some of the reactions of my Dutch colleagues when I told them I’m planning to visit Rotterdam, accompanied by a look…

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To write home about

My best travel moments of 2016 & what I learned from them

  I know 2016 hasn’t been a very good year for many of you. Some of you have been looking forward to 2017 and made plans already. I have compiled a travel wishlist for next year, too! But I have to say 2016 was pretty awesome for me! Full of new places (Canada was my country #62!), old places that I’ll never get bored of (that’s you, London! ♥) and fantastic experiences all around the world! I’d love to share…

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EWR, JFK, LGA, New York City, TEB, To write home about, USA

16 excellent gift ideas from New York’s cool MoMA Design Store

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City  is a museum that celebrates modern art and its Design Store reflects this very well! Combining inspiration from both timeless artworks and contemporary design, it offers a great range of objects for different tastes. In other words: it’s a great source for finding nice presents! It’s more fun if you can visit the museum’s shop yourselves, but if travelling to New York is not possible, there’a always the option of shopping online! Here are some cool…

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CDG, France, LBG, Normandy, ORY, To write home about, TUF

Normandy: Monet was here! And so was I! With a time delay!

We tend to visit a lot of places because of their historical importance, the events that took place in them and for the people who made history there. During my recent road trip around Northern France I felt something I’d never felt before! There were a lot of places of great historical significance, but there was an abundance of beauty everywhere I turned, as well! That bell tower in Honfleur And when I was having a late evening stroll in the…

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AEP, Argentina, Buenos Aires, EZE, FDO, To write home about

This is the most surreal restaurant in Buenos Aires!

I can’t remember where or when I heard about this place for the first time, but I thought that with such a unique concept, it’d be so easy to find information about it when I next happen to be in Buenos Aires, Argentina. So when I knew I was visiting and that I would have good company, I started my research for El Gato Viejo. And I could hardly find any adequate info. Especially in English! What is El Gato Viejo?…

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BWI, DCA, IAD, To write home about, USA, Washington, DC

Cool, modern (and free!) art for everyone at the Hirshhorn Museum

You know how at random times and at random places you come across images or conversations about certain things you never knew existed? This is what happened to me with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. It’s been some time now that I see people visiting it, posting about it and taking photos from it. I have to admit I never knew it existed or even how its name is pronounced! I mean who can pronounce it properly the first time they…

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Argentina, Buenos Aires, To write home about

A historic exhibition restaged after 50 years in Buenos Aires

  When I was trying to plan my visit to Buenos Aires a few weeks ago, I got in touch with my friend Fran, who lives there. First I was partly hoping that he would have a plan (yes, I was feeling lazy!) and second (it goes without saying) meeting up with people in the places you go most of the times is so much better than ticking off lists of monuments. And when those people are as nice and…

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AEP, Argentina, Buenos Aires, EZE, FDO, Tips/Guides

Buenos Aires for the culturally literate. And everyone else!

WHERE IS IT? C://Earth/America/South America/Argentina/Pampas UNMISSABLE LANDMARKS: – The colourful Caminito at the La Boca neighbourhood, where you’ll take some very nice photos. – The pink Casa Rosada, especially if you’re into Evita Peron and her history. Or Madonna and her movie! – The beautiful Recoleta Cemetery, which is not as creepy as it might sound! NEAREST AIRPORTS: – EZE – Ministro Pistarini or Ezeiza International Airport – AEP – Aeroparque Jorge Newbery – FDO – San Fernando International Airport WHAT TO…

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