travel: hotel vs. airbnb

During our 17-day trip to Europe, we had the opportunity to stay in both hotels and also in an airbnb listing. If you are not familiar with airbnb, it’s a website designed to help you find apartments to rent out wherever you go, in a safe, certified way. You get options of renting out a room, or a full place to yourself. Although I probably don’t have nearly enough airbnb experience to judge it so quickly, I have enough travel and life experience to make some conclusions. Continue reading

Paris: the Ladurée experience

During my trip to Paris, I really wanted to feel and taste every possible French sensation I could. And of course, to taste something Parisian or French, is to eat the best macarons in the world. There are two most popular macaron producers in Paris, being Pierre Hermé and Ladurée. Having tried both, not only did Ladurée take the cake (hehe get it?) in taste, it also beat Pierre Hermé from a full experience point of view as well. Continue reading

Amsterdam: Van Gogh museum

When you think of Amsterdam you usually think of Dam Square, perhaps the coffee shops, Heineken beer, and of course the Rijksmuseum showcasing the city’s well-known “I amsterdam” sign. But low and behold, just around the corner are a few other museums, one of which is the Van Gogh museum. With it’s newly renovated entrance, it’s quite the sight from the very first moment. Continue reading

Venice: travel colourfully to Burano

Travelling to Venice is much more than just the main set of islands. What many people don’t know, is that there are a few other very interesting islands just a mere 7,5Euro away. From Venice it’s possible to visit Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Murano is (apparently) tourist-infested as much as Venezia, and the prices for the glass pieces are raked high for authenticity and convenience, where as Torcello doesn’t have much to offer due to its population of 17 people. Continue reading