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24 Sep
One month in Spain

The month has almost passed. At the 26th of August, I left for Spain. The aim of all this was to start with the internship and graduation project at AporVino Buenos Vinos, and it all went different than expected! This is Cáceres. The old city of Cáceres...

20 Sep
Gyeongbokgung Palace

Last weekend we thought it was about time to visit one of Seoul's palaces, Gyeongbokgung! Gyeongbokgung was the main royal palace during the Joseon dynasty. Built in the north of Seoul (by then the heart) and surrounded by mountains, Gyeongbokgung is one of the most...

30 Aug
Week 1: some cultural activities

The first week in Seoul has been great! The entrance of Sejong University has this beautiful gate // Streets in the Gwangjin-gu district around Konkuk University. The Buddhist Bongeunsa-ro Temple (AD794) in the Gangnam district. 'Bongeunsa' means 'honoring the king'. Extraordinary to see these temples in the middle of...

24 Jan
Izamal, La Ciudad Amarilla

When my friends left for their next destinations, I suddenly was alllll alone in the big city Cancún. Lisse left on Friday, Hilde the next Friday and Floor on Sunday. Two more weeks in Mexico without my good friends that I had met here.. But, I...

10 Jan
Chiapas: Palenque

After the amazing trip to Cuba, off to the next roadtrip! I worked extra hours at the office of my internship to be able to have three weeks of vacation, so I decided I should finally go to another state: Chiapas! I read about this...

03 Jan
Cuba: Havana

On the 20th of December, Lisse, Floor and I finally flew to Cuba! We booked the flight the month before, and now the time had come. When I left for Mexico, I was hoping so badly that I would meet some nice people who were also...

20 Dec
Full moon party @ Tulum

Hi everyone! This was another week of work work work, but also a few parties! On Monday, it was Floor's 22nd birthday, and we decided we should not stay at home and celebrate it, although I had to work the next day. You only turn 22...

01 Dec
Holbox heaven

Yesssssss!! This weekend we finally got to go to the beautiful Isla Holbox. We had been wanting to go there for weeks, and last weekend we finally took the plunge and went! At first we wanted to go with the Mayab bus, bus then José...

22 Nov
Maravillosa Mérida

Wow, time is flying in Mexico! Another weekend just passed and we spent it in Mérida, Yucatán's capital and largest city! This truly was one of the most beautiful cities I have visited in Mexico so far. It is so folkloristic and traditional Mexico. But also,...

07 Nov
Chill at Isla Mujeres

This weekend was a bit more about relax and chill, since Lisse's friend Hilde arrived in Cancun Friday night. I had been not been feeling well Wednesday and Thursday, but on Friday I was recovered from my flu (I think?) and was ready for the...