It took a while for me to do this blog post, but I seriously had no time to go through my pictures to make a selection on what to use for this blog post. But even though it’s been almost three weeks since I went to Rome, all those memories are still fresh in my brain to be sharing them with you. You may have already seen my beauty haul with all the bits I picked up while I was in Italy. Today I will be telling you all about what I actually did. It’s a long one, so grab a cuppa and enjoy!
River Tiber with St. Peter in the background
In the past I’ve shown you how I pack for different trips. There was the 3 week long USA trip, and an Interrail trip, but I had never shown you how I pack for a short trip of just a few days. Now when I go to London I usually check baggage, but on most other trips, I try to stick to hand luggage only. Since I traveled to Rome last week, I decided to film my hand luggage only packing process. I hope you enjoy!
Earlier this month I spent a few days in Budapest. No major trip this year where I’m gone for weeks on end. Rather I decided to take a few short city breaks. Budapest was my second destination this year, the first being London and the final one being Rome. My Budapest trip was only 3 days long, but I still feel I got a good sense of the city. Today I’d like to share with you what I did while I was there.
View of Pest, from the Buda side near the palace
It is summer and that just so happens to be my favorite time of the year to travel. I already spent some time in London a little earlier in the year, which you might have read about here. But there are some more plans for the remainder of the year, starting with my summer vacation which had its official kick off yesterday. Here’s what I plan on doing.
2016 travel plans
During May break I decided to do a spot of traveling again. This time, I went to London. Yes, again, London. I pretty much go there every year as I just love the place. During this particular trip, I wanted to revisit a few of my favorite spots, visit some new places and take a tour at the Harry Potter Studios. This post is all about what I did during my 6 day trip. So get comfortable as this will be a long and picture heavy post.
Houses of Parliament with Big Ben and London Eye
I love going it alone. Especially when it comes to travel, I prefer to do everything by myself. Nearly every trip I have written about on here, I have embarked on with no one for company but me, myself and I. Some people find that strange. Others find it daring. But more so what I have found is that people admire you when you decide to travel solo. Since the travel season is upon us, I decided to write up why I enjoy to travel alone and how I do it.
Why and how to travel by yourself in a nutshell
I absolutely love the town I live in. Leiden is a quaint little city, especially its city center. It boasts plenty of cafes and restaurants, museums and the shopping is pretty okay if you know what to look for. Especially once you start walking around the little alleyways there are plenty of gems to be found. I already shared a first edition roughly 6 months ago, and where that focused on bars and cafes, this one will focus on some landmarks that I think you shouldn’t miss if you happen to visit. Time for Leiden Hot Spots #2!
Van der Werf park