London Citytrip

London

The first week of 2017 I finally made it to London! It is really not that far from Brussels, but somehow we always had other priorities and kept postponing it. We stayed in Shoreditch for 5 days and that turned out to be a very good choice. Good food, nice people, lots of shopping possibilities and not too far from the best museums and art galleries. Shoreditch is known as ‘hipster town’ but that didn’t bother me too much. Or maybe there is one thing that bothered me a little bit: the huge amount of boutiques and hair dressers just for men! Could there be a feminist deep inside of me?

Compared to Brussels, London has a few advantages: free entrance in most of the museums (!), the River Thames as part of the city (not like the hidden Zenne in Brussels), the many new buildings emerging everywhere and the fact that most of the restaurants have a gluten free menu. Here are a few of my personal highlights when it comes to art, food, shopping and the city culture. I hope it might inspire you.

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The Japan Project

Hello everyone! We are going to Japan ūüôā ! The idea was to travel outside of Europe and to explore a whole different culture. ¬†You know, the kind of journey that would be hard to make once we have kids. The food has to be really good and there has to be a combination of wildlife, nature and urban life. For me, I made my decision after seeing an episode of Antony Bourdain (the famous chef from CNN’s program Parts Unknown) about Tokyo. That was a few days after I cooked a Japanese dinner for my boyfriends birthday. To get you in the mood, let me show you what I made.

On the menu:

  • sushi (Maki, Nigiri, California Roll & some Sashimi)
  • miso soup¬†
  • lichees for dessert

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Budapest

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Hello everyone! I was in Budapest this week for a 3 day city trip. It was a little bit too short to visit everything that we heard was worth it, but nevertheless 3 days was enough to get a general view of the city. These are the things I will remember the most about the capital of Hungary:

  • the many many beautiful high buildings
  • the bridges that connect Buda with Pest
  • the great view over the city
  • the Jewish quarter with the ruin pubs
  • the many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free restaurants
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City trip Mons

Why not do a city trip in your own country? I had never been to Mons before, but since it’s the European Capital of Culture 2015, I thought it was worth a visit.

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There is so much to do this year in Mons that it is hard to make a choice. We received a little map at the tourist office and we took a walk in the city, looking for the art installations. This first picture is an artwork called ‘City says no‘ from Inject Love, an artists collective from Gent.

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(III) Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial

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This is the final part of my Berlin travel report and not the most easy one! It’s about the¬†Sachsenhausen Memorial,¬†¬†a concentration camp that we visited, just outside Berlin. We took¬†a guided tour that starts at Brandenburger Tor and led us together with a group of people to Sachsenhausen.

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(II) Berlin : Art

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Berlin has a lot to offer when it comes to art, but of course we are pretty spoiled in Brussels with all the museums and galleries. I visited just one museum in Berlin, but there’s a lot of street art to discover when walking through the city.

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Bye Bye Brussels

Hello everyone!

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I’m taking a little break from blogging because I’m leaving for Berlin today! But don’t worry, I bought a memory card of 64 GB, which means I can store more than 5000 pictures :). I’m really looking forward to my first trip to Berlin.¬†

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