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Monthly overview: January 2017

After all the Christmas festivities and a New Year’s celebration, January is always a little bit depressing for me. You should take down your Christmas tree, the weather is usually poor and days are short and dark. So, I decided that this year I will overcome January depression by traveling half the month. And it worked really well! Paris – Solo trip The year started with three days in Paris. It was a solo, sort of a business trip on which I was researching life of Impressionists in Paris. I went to some of the places they were living in…

Impressionists in Paris

Paris was a birthplace of one of the most beloved painting styles in history and even more important – the first modern style in painting – Impressionism. Here is where its members met, learned to paint together, discussed art and made some of the most beautiful paintings in history. The second half of the 19th century shaped modern Paris and made the modern art happened. So, during my recent trip to Paris I wanted to follow in their footsteps and visit some of museums with their paintings. Impressionists in Paris In the mid-19th century historical painting dominated in French art.…

Monthly overview: December 2016

  December was festive! It was filled with Christmas markets, cookie baking and Christmas movies. And it started in the best possible way – with a three days in Barcelona. Barcelona I loved everything in Barcelona, architecture, food, people and its spirit! I was mostly amazed with Gaudi’s architecture and Sagrada Familia Church in particular. I am working on the post dedicated to it, so keep an eye on the blog if you don’t want to miss it! Christmas markets I did my research on time this year and compiled the list with the Christmas markets in the Netherlands. Unfortunately…

Monthly overview: November 2016

November was all about the London. I went to the World Travel Market for the first time and it was my first solo trip ever. So,  it was quite an exciting month for me! Traveling solo to London Being a person that doesn’t go to cinema alone or that since recently didn’t like to go to the caffe alone, I wasn’t quite fond of an idea of traveling solo. I was concerned I would be lonely and that I wouldn’t know what to do with myself for the whole day. What if I would see something funny and won’t have…

Belgian Chocolate – the best chocolate shops in Bruges

  Recently, I made a new rule while traveling – I am buying only edible souvenirs. So, you can imagine that now, going to Belgium for me, is a little holiday itself. Each time, I’m back with a bag full of Belgian chocolates (and a few more jogging mornings scheduled in my agenda). In this post I compiled a short list with the best chocolate shops in Bruges, that should help you plan your visit. How it all started – History of Belgian chocolate Tradition of making chocolate is quite long in Belgium and it goes back to the 17th century.…