Noordwijk

Since the weather is great here lately, Elisa and I decided to visit one of my favorite beaches in Holland: Noordwijk. Its surrounded by beautiful, unspoiled natural areas of dunes through which you can stroll for miles. Also, since we arrived around 8pm, most visitors had already left which made it a very good place for a relaxing beach walk!

I recently bought a Canon 200D, since my previous camera had stopped working after 5 years of delivering great results. The beach is a wonderful location to play with light during sunset, so I was really looking forward to test my new camera that night…

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Lots of love,

Manisha ♥

Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

…I finally made it to the Hortus! This place has been on my list for a long time. The botanical garden was founded in 1683 and used to serve as a herb garden for medical practitioners. Nowadays it’s famous for some of its trees & plants. The garden includes a Palm House, some green houses, beautiful halls, a store and a cafe. It definitely was a pleasure strolling around here on a peaceful sunny morning. The butterfly greenhouse & Palm House were my favorite spots!

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Lots of love,

Manisha ♥

Het Plantsoen

 

Oh Leiden, you keep surprising me. I’ve already studied for 6 years in this cozy city, and I’m still discovering new places now and then. One of the spots I started to admire more recently is het Plantsoen, a park situated in the South of the city. The waterside, fountains, bird-cages with some really cool animals and huge trees make this park the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle or simply just to enjoy nature. The surrounding neigborhoods are worth exploring as well. Expect lots of pretty home decorations, flowers, unique buildings & cats!

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I’ve become a picnic-enthusiast after the ones I had in London, so I decided to bring my red blanket on this evening as well. We found the perfect spot underneath a tree and close to the water. The sun flickered through the waving leaves, small boats were passing by, people were sunbathing and swimming and we enjoyed the last sun-rays…

Lots of love,

Manisha

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