8 things you learn when travelling solo

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When I started to tell my friends and family that I was going to live in Berlin. Their first question was the same: With who are you going to Berlin with? When I said I was going on my own, their responses were all very similar. “Wow, that shows character!” “Aren’t you scared?” “Will it be safe?” […]

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My Travel Essentials

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On my last travel post, I received a bunch of questions. But the ones that jumped out are; What do you bring with you when you go travelling? And What are your travel essentials -must-haves. I decided to create a blog post on the question; “What are my travel essentials – my absolute must haves”? […]

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TRAVEL DIARY VIETNAM: VOLUME 2

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It’s been a week since my last post about Vietnam. Five days ago I arrived in Hoi An and I am staying in a lovely family homestay called the Mai Hung Homestay.  The owner used to be a literature teacher for second-grade students until he had to retire. He is always a well known published […]

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Travel Diary Vietnam: Volume 1

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From the moment I arrived at the airport, butterflies filled my stomach. I was so excited for the unexpected, the people in Vietnam, the food, the culture and the breathtaking landscapes that Vietnam has to offer (I did some research beforehand). But also because I left my phone at home. I figured that this could […]

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15 Tips On Planning Your Trip

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I remember when I decided to quit my job in The Netherlands and moved to Berlin. I had no idea what I was doing. I started to search online and stumbled upon this blog called ‘Berlijn blog’. It made the move more real, but it didn’t prepare me for the actual move. I also thought […]

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Not all those who wander are lost

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All that is gold does not glitter It’s my belief that women who travel alone, especially those of us over 30 are seen as women who don’t want to settle down. We’re always travelling after all. The majority of the people I have spoken with tend to think this way. They certainly don’t mean it […]

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