I think I left a piece of my heart in Lisbon when I visited the city one and half a year ago. If you know a little about Lisbon, you know how beautiful the buildings are there. Actually, beautiful isn’t the right word, more like extraordinary. Pastel colored, with street art painted on them, with tiles covering the walls, in Lisbon you can find all these things. I decided to put together a photo series to show you this.
Because I’ve been gone almost all of the summer, I haven’t really told you much about everything I’ve done. So just like I did last year, I’m going to tell you about my adventures from this summer. Times goes by so fast, I can’t believe summer is already almost over.
There is a new series I want to start on this blog and it’s going to be called ‘The Netherlands beyond Amsterdam’. ‘But why?’, is what you might be wondering right now. Well, the reason I’m starting this series is that usually when people think of The Netherlands, all they can think of is Amsterdam and well… what Amsterdam is known for; not just the many canals and the beautiful gable houses, but also the coffee shops and the Red Light District. And I just don’t find that a good representation of my country, The Netherlands. There’s so much more to this country than just Amsterdam and its edgy lifestyle and that’s what I want to show you. Every once in a while I will share a place with you located somewhere in The Netherlands, that isn’t Amsterdam and that I feel like is really worth visiting. The first place I want to tell you about is a beautiful botanical garden in the Dutch city Utrecht, located in the center of the Netherlands.
Last year I went on a trip to Lisbon for 3 days. That city had been very high on my bucketlist for quite a while and when my mum offered to take me on a trip to a city of my own choice, I knew exactly where I wanted to go. 3 Days might sound like a short time to you, but I was actually able to do a lot in those few days. It surprised me a little too. In this post, I am going to tell you all about what you should and shouldn’t do in Lisbon.
Looking back on the past 5 years that I spent in secondary school, one of the days that I will never forget is December 4th, 2015. I was in the 4th year at the time and all the German classes of the 4th year (which were actually only 2) would be going to Cologne, Germany that day. We were going to visit a museum, the big cathedral that you can see in the picture above and the most exciting of all, a Christmas market that was next to the big cathedral.
Summer. It feels like forever ago. Still, I can remember it like it was yesterday. I have done some really fun things last summer, that I haven’t shared anywhere yet. So a few days ago I came up with the idea to share my yet unshared adventures of last summer. And there are lots of beautiful pictures included.
Last summer holiday I went to Bulgaria for two weeks. But it wasn’t like any vacation I had ever been on before, I volunteered in an orphanage there. Before I went there I didn’t really know what to expect and I was overall very curious about how much I would like it there. Well, I can you tell now that it was like nothing I had ever expected.