To say we had a lovely time this year on Mallorca is an understatement.
I am in love with these photos by Andrea Torres Balaguer. I especially love the featured image so much.
I probably have said ‘I do not want to go home’ 56 times on our last day there. And I have said ‘I want to go back’ approximately 3297 times since we have been back. I know, all good things (REALLY good things) come to an end and Mallorca will still be there next year so I need to stop moping and instead revel in the fact we so enjoyed our time away, all four of us.
Wonderful vibes from this bar in Helsinki.
On Wednesday I took my mother-in-law to see the highly anticipated Jan Taminiau Reflections exhibit at the Centraal Museum in my hometown of Utrecht. The website advised to buy tickets online and they were in fact sold in time-slots. I can see why: it was very crowded and it was quite a feat on my side to get my shots without any visitors in them.
There is more to travel than going long distance, packing the right outfits and picking cool restaurants: while my eldest appreciates the hustle and bustle of foreign cities, my youngest does not feel a specific need to travel at all.
I am back from Copenhagen and as everyone promised me it would be: it was indeed a lovely trip. Copenhagen is the perfect size for a three-day stay, not too big to do everything on foot and with just enough to do. It was good shopping for eldest and the weather was, despite being rather chilly, at least dry and sunny when it mattered. We always try to do at least one VERY cheesy touristy thing and we opted for the boat ride through the harbour but this actually turned out to be the best thing on the whole trip! Well that and the amazing hamburgers at a place called Cock’s & Cows. Oh and something very noteworthy: I did not have one bad cup of coffee anywhere! Seriously, they do really good coffee. The Danes are super friendly and accommodating and as eldest remarked the minute we arrived ‘They are very well dressed!’.
Once again I am off and leaving behind several blank spaces here: I will be in Copenhagen with eldest till Thursday, doing a lot of sigh-seeing, shopping and hopefully having meaningful conversations while eating good food.
Back from my solo trip to London the other week and I have to admit: I am happy to be home. I stayed in Shoreditch this time and to be completely honest: I wish I had a companion instead of going solo, mostly because it was very cold and wet and I found the notion of spending time on my own in restaurants and bars less appealing this time around.