EXPLORING/CUBA: First impressions of Havana | Day 1

My first time in Havana, a place that until now I had only visited in my dreams

Havana, Cuba. My first time in Cuba, my first day in Havana. When we arrived in Cuba, we spent the first day in Varadero, a beach paradise with white beaches and crystal clear blue water. Some people visit Cuba as a perfect beach get away, to enjoy the lovely ocean, drink the fresh mojito’s and pina colada and of course, enjoy the incredible music. Ofcourse all of that was part of my trip, but in the whole time I was there I haven’t spent more than a couple of hours in total at the beach. I was too excited to explore, get to know Cuba! The culture, the little streets, the people, the amazing landscapes.

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EXPLORING/REYKJAVIK: Connecting city life & nature

Last month I was lucky enough to visit Iceland

The country where the population in the whole place is less than the population of Amsterdam, where every hour on the road a new natural miracle shows itself, where I can wear a scarf, a hat and sunglasses at the same time.. My first day it was time to explore Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. One thing that always keeps amazing me is the color of the houses in the streets. It just makes me smile all the time!

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SAIL 2015/AMSTERDAM: Once every 5 years, you can be a pirate

Once upon a time… a couple hundred years ago.. the waters of Holland were filled with these big Dutch historical ships.

And once every 5 years, the waters of Amsterdam are filled with Tall Ships, creating and event with more than 1.5 million visitors. For me this was the first time visiting Sail and I was lucky enough to visit it by boat. Yesterday 600 ships came in to Amsterdam, taking a couple of hours to come from the Noordzee to ‘t IJ in Amsterdam.They will be in Amsterdam until the 23th of August.

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