Recent Travel Stories

A Quick Guide to Seoul

Seoul is the capital of South Korea and the second biggest metropolis in the world (Tokyo ranks as number 1). This city has modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways, electronics, a vibrant pop culture (K-pop), Buddhist temples and excellent street food. Here’s a quick guide. Facts Capital: Seoul Language: Korean Currency: Won (1 €  ≅ 1250 KRW) Population South Korea: 50.5 million Population Greater Seoul: 25.6 million Population Seoul: 10.3 million Size South Korea: 100.210 km² (2.5 times Holland) Size Seoul: 605…
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What to do With 2 Days on Saipan?

When I told my friends that I was going to Saipan, the first response I got was: Saipan? Where’s that? Saipan is one of the lesser known islands in the Pacific Ocean. This beautiful island is the largest of the Northern Mariana islands, which are an U.S. commonwealth in the western Pacific. It has sandy shores, a mountainous landscape, cliffs and memorials from World War II. Facts U.S. Commonwealth Island group: Northern Mariana Islands Capital: Saipan, Garapan Language: English Currency:…
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Your Beginner’s Guide to Poland

Poland is well known for its medieval architecture and Jewish heritage. This beautiful country can be visited all year round and has something special for every season of the year. In summertime you can spend your days on one of the many beaches along the Baltic sea and in wintertime you can hit the slopes for some excellent skiing. Continue reading to find out which places you can’t miss on your trip to Poland. Facts Capital: Warsaw Language: Polish Currency:…
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My Visit to Auschwitz

Auschwitz was a German Nazi concentration and extermination camp where over 1.1 million men, women and children brutally lost their loves during World War II. Growing up in Holland, I learned about the Holocaust from reading books on school and watching films like Schindler’s List which touch this subject in a very dramatic, powerful and horrific way. The tragedies I saw as a younger me in print and on film were unbelievable, but it’s difficult to properly quantify and imagine…
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Bahamas: The Sound of Sunshine

The Bahamas is a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Its 700-plus islands and cays range from uninhabited to packed with resorts. You can reach the Bahamas within a few hours from the U.S. mainland and it’s therefor a pretty popular holiday destination for Americans. The Bahamas has (colorful) sandy beaches, great dive spots, golf courses and some of the best fishing in the world. It’s a perfect place to escape the cold of our winters! Facts Capital: Nassau Language:…
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Bula! And Welcome to Fiji

Fiji is an archipelago of more than 300 islands in the South Pacific, roughly 3000 km east of Australia. It’s famed for rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches and coral reefs with clear lagoons. Fiji is for me the South Pacific dream; it has a very diverse landscape, it has one of the friendliest people you will meet and it’s one of the easiest and cheapest places in the South Pacific to travel around. Grab your swimming gear and join me to…
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