Austria, Hiking

Tyrolean Alps in Summer

October 29, 2018

Going to Tyrolean Alps in Summer with a 7 months old baby is like walking into a morning bakery while on detox. It almost physically hurts – the amount of things you wish you could do, but can’t, unless you do baby shifts, but then it would mean you’d do them alone and that’s not the same. Full day hiking, paragliding, mountain biking… Ok, let’s stop at hiking, because let’s be honest, the latter two I never did nor fancy anyway.

Warning, the post below contains 20+ stunning photos taken by Anton. They might cause a dream-like state of longing to be in the forest and what is known to scientists as Suh-suh-sumertime sadness. I warned you.

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Happy thoughts, How-to's

First trip with the baby

October 22, 2018

Long time no see! Last time I posted here was almost 2 years ago. A reminder to renew the domain for another year just came and I wondered: is anyone still here? Is blogging still a thing? Should I keep the blog? With time, my perfectionist took over the blogging part of my life and every post was a castle to conquer. A perfect, well thought, SEO’ed post with great pictures, not too personal, but not too generic at the same time. So I got stuck.

And then I became a mom and guess what was the first, most time-consuming hobby, that flew out of a window? Scuba diving. Sniff. Together with it – blogging.

But now I have a bit more time, some motivation and a thick nostalgia for my space with (mostly) my own rules. So here goes, a come-back post.

Straight into it: travelling with the baby. Trigger warning: it’s also about motherhood and the first draft was by my year-ago-a-new-mother-self which my now-self wants to hug and say everything will be ok. So this is also a love letter to all new moms who want to reconnect with themselves and do the things they loved doing before their lives turned upside down. Mostly, it’s about travelling with a baby, still, but you get the idea.

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Belgium

Weekend in Bruges

July 3, 2017

It has been a year since we went to Bruges, but better post late than never. It was a lovely trip, the hotel we stayed at was amazing, the city was charming and the fact that I was very pregnant and the day we arrived was the peak of the heatwave (not a recipe for success, trust me) didn’t spoil the weekend in Bruges at all.

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How-to's, Netherlands

Pregnant in Amsterdam?

February 28, 2017
Pregnant in Amsterdam

As I’ve mentioned in the previous post, 2016 was a fun year. The highlight was that we found out we’re expecting a baby (and right after confirming our move to the Netherlands). At first I was worried and a little scared. My usual weapon against fear is information, so I went online and did the research that started with “pregnant in Amsterdam” and ended with a very happy delivery of the baby 9 months later.

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Netherlands

Amsterdam museums

December 23, 2016

You probably don’t know this about me, but I LOVE museums. Well-designed museum experiences make me a happy camper (think apps, fun audio guides, interactive things and story routes that make your museum experience memorable). Amsterdam has many great museums and I’ll share the first five I’ve visited so far. But first, a few tips.

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How-to's, Netherlands

Relocating to Amsterdam. The checklist

December 19, 2016
Relocating to Amsterdam

We’ve been living in Amsterdam for 5 months now. Some of you asked how it went and I thought I’d sum it up here. Relocating to Amsterdam wasn’t hard. It was complex, but not as hard as one would assume, also thanks to lots of help and guidance from my employer, Booking.com, – they relocate many foreigners to Amsterdam and their processes are very smooth. So for anyone moving to Amsterdam, here’s a checklist, which, I hope, will be of help.

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How-to's, Netherlands

What souvenirs to buy in Amsterdam

December 12, 2016

If you are visiting Amsterdam and would like to consider leaving some Euros in the local economy when splurging on souvenirs, or would like to bring home something other than weed-shaped magnets, or you live here and are stuck with ideas of what to bring as a souvenir when visiting friends abroad – read on as below is my personal list of souvenirs from Amsterdam.

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Germany

Cologne, we meet again

December 9, 2016

Some places are good to come back to, just to see if they have changed at all. Or maybe it’s you who has changed? Here’s our recent weekend trip to Cologne with some gorgeous photos by Anton where even Kölner Dom fits into the entire shot!

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