1 Feb, 2017 in Luxembourg, Visions
visions-of-vianden-luxembourg-1

Being based in Maastricht Netherlands has its perks. One of those, is that it’s basically at the heart of Europe, with the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland, and… Luxembourg all within easy reach a few hours drive or train ride. On one gloomy weekend I took a car drive down south to explore a bit of […]

31 Dec, 2016 in Madrid, Visions

Been meaning to visit Madrid for quite some time, but it wasn’t until the holidays this year that I finally had a chance to make it. On the first night of my arrival I was pretty overwhelmed, the whole city was overrun by tourists, with the big squares featuring holiday markets and huge Christmas trees, […]

30 Dec, 2016 in Southern Spain, Visions

Visited Spain during holiday time to warm up a bit. After starting my adventures at Malaga, I rented a car and headed up the mountains north-west through the white villages and cliff-hanging towns – Ronda and Zahara – to finally arrive at Seville. Although I was unprepared about Seville and had very limited time, some of my […]

30 Dec, 2016 in Southern Spain, Visions

Visited Spain during holiday time to warm up a bit. After starting my adventures at Malaga, I rented a car and headed up the mountains to the north-west towards Seville to visit some of the white villages and cliff-hanging towns – Ronda and Zahara. The road up is long and winding through some beautiful mountainous coastal […]

29 Dec, 2016 in Malaga, Visions

Visited Spain during holiday time to warm up a bit, starting my adventures in the southern city of Malaga. It’s a charming coastal town, with an imposing fortress on a hilltop overlooking the entire region, with some picturesque mountains in the background. The entire center has been cleared for pedestrians and is filled with bars, […]

28 Dec, 2016 in Madrid, Visions

Visited Spain during holiday time to warm up a bit, venturing into a new area of central Spain that I haven’t been to yet. While visiting Madrid, I took a quick daytrip to Toledo without doing any prior homework, and had the most wonderful surprise. Although the day started out foggy, with almost zero visibility, […]

21 Nov, 2016 in Bristol, Visions
visions-of-bristol-england-united-kingdom-3

In 2001, I had a plan of visiting a friend in New York, with a British Airways flight stopping over in London. Then, 9/11 happened, and all flights to New York were cancelled for almost three weeks, leading to my first ever out of the blue backpack trip through England. I had visited the UK […]

15 Nov, 2016 in Berlin, Visions
visions-of-berlin-germany-7

Berlin has been on my GOTO list for a long time. Many of the people I meet who have heard a bit about my travels kept asking whether I’ve been to Berlin yet. Having moved to the Netherlands, and having visited quite a few German cities, it was only a matter of time before I would make […]

3 Nov, 2016 in Dusseldorf, Visions
visions-of-dusseldorf-germany-2

I’ve used the Dusseldorf airport quite a number of times, but have never really taken the time to go see the city itself. One lovely Sunday, I decided to take the quick 1.5 hours bus from Maastricht to go explore Dusseldorf. I spent a day walking around the old town and the Rhine river and […]

2 Nov, 2016 in Luxembourg, Visions
visions-of-luxembourg-city-1

The wonderful about living in Maastricht at pretty much the center of western Europe is that many countries are within easy reach for a weekend getaway. One gloomy weekend I decided I should head out and see more of the area before it becomes too cold and rainy. So, two hours south through clear roads […]

Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonTwitter Icontwitter follow buttonVisions of Travel InstagramVisions of Travel InstagramVisions of Travel Instagram