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Welcome on my blog! I’m a Dutch Law student, in love with photography, salsa and traveling the world.

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• It was a pleasure exploring the super colorful streets of Pietermaai.. ☺️🌈 // This district was once a deprived area, but it got a huge make-over several years ago and it’s nowadays the place to-be in Willemstad! The nicest hotspots can be found here and the buildings are bursting with the brightest colors, which instantly lifts your mood 💛 • | Pietermaai, Curaçao
• Playa Kenepa Grandi... 🌊 // After having visited many wonderful beaches on the island, I thought I wouldn’t be surpised anymore. But then on one afternoon, we visited this one! After we parked the car and walked towards the seaside, I was dazzled by a bright stroke of deep blue water which was becoming bigger & bigger. Once we arrived at the beach, I simply couldn’t believe my eyes. This is defintely one of the most incredible beaches I’ve ever seen.. 💙 • | Playa Kenepa Grandi, Curaçao
• Swimming under the stars.. 🌌 • | Jan Thiel, Curaçao
• Calm water, high mountains & a palette of chesnut brown colors.. 🌋🕊 • | Curaçao
• A slice of paradise... 🌴🌺 // Defintely missing the warm, tropical weather! During our stay, it was around 30 degrees everyday and (luckily) it rained mostly during the nights. But today, I might’ll be able to relive Summer again, since temperatures above 20 degrees will be reached in Holland. (Still unbelievable 😱) Have a good weekend y’all! • | Mambo beach, Curaçao
• Unexpected roads may lead to the most surprising places... ✨ // When travelling, I’m usually the one who plans everything beforehand. Knowing what to see, where to eat & what to do provides more certainty & less stress. But sometimes, it’s also important to let loose of a perfectly planned scheme and just see where you’ll end up spontaneously. That’s exactly what happened here. When we were driving towards our resort after a full day exploring several beaches, my dad decided to pick a random road instead of driving straight back. Within several minutes, we ended up with this incredible view.. It was defintely one of the most memorable moments of my week 💛 • | Curaçao

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So here I am, typing this blogpost at my desk in a city which I can call my home for the next three months. Last week was all about settling: getting used to a new environment, my own place and the people. I have lived at my parents’ house my whole life, so moving to London was a big transition for me. Besides that, this will be the first time to experience life in a big city. With 8.6 million inhabitants, London is the biggest city of Europe. I had to get used to the big crowds and the huge amount of buses and cars crossing the roads every day. People in the UK drive on the left side of the road, stand on the right side of the escalator and walk both the left and right of the street… You probably understand that it gets confusing for me sometimes.

Since my classes started this week, I had enough time create a daily routine and got to know the city better during the last couple of days. I did a lot of strolls in my neighbourhood and jumped regularly on those cute red buses to get a better idea of where everything is situated. I went to the introduction days which were organized by my university and attended a boat cruise on the Thames that included an afternoon tea (as a tea-lover, you can imagine I was totally in my happy place!).

Living on your own for the first time in a country where you don’t know anyone can be a challenge sometimes. It gives you a big responsibility, since you have to figure out everything yourself. On the other hand, you’re provided with a lot of freedom (which isn’t a bad thing at all ;-)). My classes are starting this week and I’m ready to get involved into the British uni life: Bring it on!

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All smiles in Notting Hill, London

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