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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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• What’s your favourite park in London? 🌳🕊 I prefer Hyde Park for picknicking, St. James’s Park to spot one of the most gorgeous blossoms during Spring and Regent’s Park for a relaxed day out (it’s quite big as well, almost got lost on the day I took this picture 🤔😂) • | Regent’s Park, London
• On the lookout.. 🐎 // Have a great weekend y’all! I’m planning to enjoy the good weather the upcoming days while it lasts ☺️ • | Trafalgar Square, London
• London calling. ☎️💥 // A new picture serie is coming up! I visited my all-time favourite city last week, and I can’t wait to show you all the beautiful spots I’ve captured around town 📸 During my stay, it kind of felt like I returned back to my second hometown. Places I’ve been to multiple times can become less-exciting after a while, but in one or another way this isn’t the case in this city. As the famous saying goes: “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. Amen to that 🙌🏾😌 • | West End, London
• ..Still not sure if I’m dreaming, but temperatures around 24 degrees will be reached in Holland this week! ❤️ It finally feels like Spring here (it took quite a while 😂), which means: spending as much of my time outdoors. What’s the weather like in the place you’re currently staying at? :) • | Jordaan, The Netherlands
• What paradise looks like 🌸☺️ • | Zuid Holland, The Netherlands
• let’s KICK this monday! 💥 // Looking for a more quiet canal area in the city? Head over to the Jordaan district, situated very close to the Prinsengracht. I recently visited this neighbourhood for the first time and loved the authentic atmosphere. Also, lots of art studios & independent shops can be found here 🙌🏾😌 • | Jordaan, The Netherlands

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First of all: my apologies for my absence the last couple of weeks. It was quite hectic since I planned a lot of activities with friends and besides that, I had to finish some assignments on deadlines.. but I’m back! You guys need to catch up with a lot, so I’ll make sure to write about all my adventures in the near future.

I’ve been living the London life for more than 2 months now and I’m still loving it. The city has got so much to offer that even after this period I still have a lot of places I want to visit. Some of my closer friends and family members know that I created a bucket-list of things I really wanted to see/do here, but I felt like sharing it with you as well. Here it comes:

Bucket-List London

  • Visit a musical/theatre: Wicked! √
  • Visit the London Eye/Shard
  • Afternoon tea: √
  • Meet the Queen: (One day… ;-))
  • Daytrip Oxford/Bath/Brighton: Bath √
  • Visit the Emirates Stadium: √
  • Shoot at sunrise
  • Feed a squirrel
  • Visit Skygarden
  • Visit Platform 3 3/4: √
  • Visit the Court: √
  • Eat a full English breakfast: √
  • Picnic in a park

As you probably noticed, I’m half-way through so I’ll try my best to accomplish the remaining points within these last weeks.

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Now, let’s talk about my exchange-programme. I’m following three modules at the moment, which all have a quite different outline, but that keeps it even more interesting. The English examination system of the subjects I’m studying is mainly based on writing essays, so that was definitely something I had to get used to. Luckily every assessment was explained very clearly and my professors provided sufficient feedback. It was quite a transition to adapt my writing style to Academic Legal English, but being surrounded by international people and living in an English-speaking country for more than 2 months now, made it all easier for me. Besides that, the seminars are different from what I’m used to in the way that they are more interactive: British students participate on a higher level in classes and professors assume from their students that they are very well-prepared, able to think beyond the prescribed reading material and ready to enter into discussions. Having noticed this, I became more motivated to adapt my study methods. The examination of two of the modules is mainly based on a final essay and for the third one I have an exam in May (for which I need to come back to London).

Since I like to stay active, I bought a gym membership at the sport centre of my university where you can find me lifting weights 2 or 3 days a week. Furthermore, I regularly go to salsa-nights which I really enjoy here in London. When it comes to food, I usually make my own lunch and dinner, but when I’m with friends I like to eat out. One of the best places to try out new food are food markets: cuisines from all around the world are represented and usually free tasters are offered. The Up-market on Sunday in Brick lane & the food market on Portobello Road in Notting Hill are my all-time favourites. Also, I became a fan of Indian food! The list of restaurants with the Indian cuisine is endless here. You can wake me up in the middle of the night for naan bread with paneer and a nice chicken curry 😉

I hope I gave you guys a better insight in my daily life. Blogposts about my activities and trips are coming soon!

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4 comments on “Life in London: bucket-list, study-talk & catching up

  1. Ray says:

    Very good! Why meet the Queen and not a Prince;-))

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  2. esmeerodrigo says:

    Loveee the update! ❤

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  3. André P says:

    How come you didn’t feed a squirrel yet? Just go to Green Park, they will come to you, asking for food! 😉

    And a personal advice, the white cliffs on the coast are stunning! You probably won’t have time for it, but Durdle Door in the coast of Dorset, Seven Sisters in East Sussex, or the withe cliffs of Dover are well worth a visit! 😉

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    1. Thanks for your comment! In the meantime, I did had the chance to feed a squirrel! (in the park in front of my house are lots of them). And as you might’ve seen, I visited Dover in my last week in the UK, it was amazing.

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