Winter bucket list: update

About two weeks ago, I posted my winter bucket list. Here’s a little update on how it’s going. Well, it’s not going great, but I still have 2/3 of winter left. Here’s a quick overview of the 12 things I want to do this winter: Make homemade hot chocolate.   Start a scrapbook. Bake cookies. Keep a … Continue reading

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium

As I mentioned in my 30 before 30 post, I want to visit all UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium. Now, several of my friends were interested in joining me, but most of them also don’t know what or where they are. I think pretty much everyone in Belgium has visited one or two of … Continue reading

Winter bucket list

As I said in my previous post, I’m into bucket lists these days. I can’t remember how I got to browsing the subject, but I’ve had more than 10 bucket list sites and blogs open in my tabs for weeks now. I should peruse them all and then make a proper bucket list for myself, … Continue reading

30 before 30

As I’ll be turning 30 next year, and I’m into bucket lists these days, I decided to make a “30 before 30” list. In case you don’t know what that is; it’s a list of 30 things you want to accomplish/experience before you turn 30. My sister did this a few years back, but unfortunately, … Continue reading

The jetlag + dragging myself outside

I have/had a terrible jetlag! At least for me, it felt horrible, because I never really had a problem with it before. I think it’s because usually there’s at least one person awaiting my arrival, so that I have company the moment I arrive. That way I get distracted and can go to bed at … Continue reading


It’s been almost 2 years since my last long-distance trip and it felt as if it were the first time all over again. And not in a good way. Anyway! As usual, here the story of the trip itself, something most ‘traveler bloggers’ seem to not pay any attention to. So, the usual people came … Continue reading

Here we go again!

Whew, it’s been a while but I’m back (I hope!). 😅 Guess why? Adventure time! 😎 As I’m posting this, I should be on a plane somewhere between Brussels and Helsinki. 🛫 Just a short layover there, and I’m off to Seoul! For my family and friends in Belgium (or elsewhere in that timezone), BRU … Continue reading

Birds and Bagpipes

Every July, our city hosts a folk festival called M’Eire Morough, one of the city’s main events, along with Flanders Open Rugby and Katuit. The name supposedly has a meaning in Irish too, but it also means “a hangover tomorrow” in the local dialect. It’s a combination of music, food, games, stalls selling accessories and clothes, … Continue reading

Wallonia Day Trip (2)

After our stop in Namur, we drove on. Some time after, we found ourselves in Dinant, a picturesque city 30 km south of Namur. It’s a really beautiful city in the Meuse valley, and its name actually means “Sacred Valley” or “Luminous Gorge”. ✨ The pictures are a bit unclear because I had to take … Continue reading

Wallonia Day Trip (1)

My family has a tradition of going to the Belgian Ardennes every summer, and last summer was no different. My sisters, their spouses and kids, my brother, a cousin and her boyfriend, one sister’s befriended couple and my dad spent a week in the south. And me? Well, I’m not much of a family person, … Continue reading