Forget adulthood, I’m traveling

What do you do when your friends are moving in with their S.O.’s, working full time and generally acting like responsible adults? You sublet your room, pack your bags and get on a plane. I decided to continue my travelling by planning a 1,5-month trip starting on November 1st, the day my freelance contract ended. … More Forget adulthood, I’m traveling

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One day in Manchester

The thing I loved most about Manchester is its cool vibe, it strongly reminded me of Brooklyn, both in look and feel. It has a mix of impressive old buildings (such as John Rylands library and Town Hall) as well as industrial brownstones and hyper-modern architecture. There were a lot of street performers and the food market where I had lunch gave it a festival atmosphere. Manchester has a hip, young, artsy feel and I will definitely go back sometime to explore it further. I would strongly recommend this city to anyone looking for a nice weekend trip, a bit more off the beaten track. … More One day in Manchester

I get around

My mom was invited to work at the University of Newcastle for a month in May, so naturally, I took the chance to visit her.

As it turned out flying to Newcastle from the Netherlands is hella expensive. So as a blessing in disguise, I decided to fly to Manchester, spend the day there and take a train to Newcastle. After three days in Newcastle, I took another train to Edinburgh and flew back home from there.

A pretty full itinerary for a 5-day trip, but it gave me the chance to see a little more of Northern England and Scotland. … More I get around