Relaxation is key. I've recently started to learn to truly take time off. I find this difficult - work is always on my mind. However, it's essential to shut down the motors every now and then. The most optimal way to do this, for me, is to go for my morning run and a longer walk later on the day - no phone, all alone. That's "zen" to me. That's my yoga.
Never quite understood why people like to lay RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER on the beach instead of walking 50m further to get a bit of privacy. I prefer to have a nice, tranquil spot where nobody is able to interrupt my beach-naps with their chitchat (: Or is it just me?
How interesting it'd be to go to the beach and interview all the different people you'd encounter.
The beach is an absolutely tremendous place to people-watch, which happens to be one of my top hobbies. I love observing behavior. The Dutch beaches always seem to attract tons of different types. The ones that interest me the most? Little kids and old 'grandma/grandpa' couples who've had way too much sun.
I hope you find this photo as hilarious as I do.
We had such a glorious Summer. I arrived back the 4th of July and we had beautiful weather all throughout the first week of August. Sunshine every single day. Or well, 99%. THANK YOU whoever is up there ruling the weather. I enjoyed it to the max.
If there's one place where I feel nostalgic about my childhood, it's at the beach. I have a pretty bad memory in general but my sweetest childhood moments were definitely those where I got to play in the sand, swim in the ocean and build sand castles with my parents and brother.
Hide 'n seek on the beach.
Markthal, Rotterdam. One of the must-visits when you're in this city. Check out the roof, the many, many food stalls. Try the samples given away at each place. Visit a restaurant, indulge in the food. People-watch. Relax. Take a breath. Realize where you are. Admire the atmosphere. Show love to the people around you. Get creative. Be inspired. Just take a moment to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, of life. You deserve it.
Typical views, cliché shots. Can't help it. The bridge you see is called the Erasmus bridge. A marvelous piece of architecture right there, if you ask me.
I wish we could cover all cities in art.
Mesmerizing my explore-my-own-country-trip while preparing for the next: Copenhagen. Leaving this Monday and I can't wait! All tips are welcome. Please drop them below.
Often when I think of Amsterdam, I think of Ciske de Rat. A famous old, Dutch movie. A classic. It's rude, it's blunt, it's nasty, it's raw. I love it.
Hi there Rotterdam, I like your style.
Make art not €, seeking inspiration in Amsterdam Noord. If you ever get to visit this city, take the free pond (little ferry) at the central station to NDSM and go explore!
Get lost in color, a sunny dream.
Took this one in Rotterdam. A city full of contrasts. Hip, new architecture, tons of art, gastronomic experiences, history, culture. It's all there.
Do you want to go to the seaside?
I'm not trying to say that everybody wants to go
I fell in love at the seaside
I handled my charm with time and slight of hand - The Kooks