Category Archives: Travel

Picture 2013

16083_image_104One of the most popular blogs has been about our apartment.
IMG_1873 I sold all my junk to make place for the new. IMG_1890 I visited my friend Anna in KroatiaIMG_0223 And went to a wedding in MadridDSC_0536-copy1-1024x682Had some amazing dinners in Stockholm with great co-workers.
IMG_0079 And fell in love with Paris.581542_10151823021104872_1611469014_n I happened to visit Stockholm twice and both times I was amazed with the city. IMG_0014 IMG_0008 These were the BEST oysters from 2013, which I had in Antwerp. IMG_9965A little trip to Samsø, Denmark.IMG_9847 And the best of living in Denmark is definitely drinking wine on the sidecurb!PicFrame I started an Instagram account (and got hooked!)mojitoAnd always had 1 drink too many
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With love,

Janet

Goodbye 2013!

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I know, this post probably should have been posted on the 31st of December, shame on me! Even though we are a good week into the new year, I still would like to look back together with you on 2013.

If I was to sum up 2013, it would probably with the word weird. It really has been a weird and emotional year, where I have felt every emotion from crying-my-eyes-out-sad to life-cant-get-any-better-happy. I have been unemployed for a couple of months (which definitely attributed to the crying-my-eyes-out-sad, found my dream job (happy-happy-joy-joy), somehow found the resources to travel to Stockholm, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Madrid, Zagreb, Malmo, Aarhus, Odense, Samsø and Hamburg, and made some new amazing friends!

Goals 2013

Last year I made some goals for 2013 and to be honest, I kinda forgot about them. Reading them again 1 year later made me realise both how short and long 1 year can be! Even though it felt like it was over in a blink, I can see now that I achieved a lot more than I felt I did.

  • Find the perfect and cheap (!) take-away place: I definitely have some favorite take-away places (such as: Quattro Fontane Due ApS), but I still haven’t found thát place. Something that is affordable and makes you really happy on a Friday night.
  • Be fluent in Danish: this definitely is my biggest achievement in 2013. I finalised all Danish education (level C1 from the European Framework) and I’m really happy I finally feel that I can participate in Danish society *how cheesy that might sound*.
  • Finnish half a marathon: at the beginning of the year I ran the half marathon CPC loop in the Hague and while I said afterwards I would NEVER do that again, I signed myself up again for another half marathon in March 2014. 
  • Read all the Harry Potter books: while I did started with the books see proof, I unfortunately can’t say I have finished them. So I will take this goal with me to 2014, but nothing bad about that, since I really enjoyed the first 2 books!
  • Send mail by post: my parents where the main receiver for this, I’m not sure if I failed or succeeded in this goal. But I feel like, in general, I could have more correspondence with my friends (those perhaps who don’t read this blog). 
  • Find my dream job: it still feels weird to write this down, but working for the company where I  already wanted to work when I was in high-school, feels amazing! Besides learning Danish, this is definitely a big success too!
  • Double the LP collection: I’m not sure if it doubled in size, but it sure doesn’t fits in the rack we’re having now anymore. 
  • At least one trip outside of Europe and heaps of city trips (Stockholm – so I can bump into Kenza, London – Superdrug, Paris – Laduree): The trip outside of Europe didn’t happend, but I’m completely fine with that. 2013 was a financially draining year (being unemployed and all) and I know 2014 will have some bounty islands in prospect! But there was enough money and time for city trips incl. (!) Stockholm and Paris. 
  • Get this blog to the next level: I still find it hard to update on a regular basis, but I did doubled my amount of readers. Failed or succeeded? I don’t know, as long as I think it’s fun to blog, I will.
  • Find Danish friends: being fluent in Danish, didn’t actually helped in finding the Danish friends. But I sure have more of them now, then at the beginning of 2013.

You know what?! 2013 was amazing, with ALL of its ups and downs!

With love,

-Janet

InstaUpdate

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Hi guys,

It has been awfully quiet on my blog for the last couple of weeks for several reasons. I’m really dissatisfied with my blog lay-out and have been trying to change it, but then stopped again because I didn’t had any inspiration and time to finish it all… So if you know or are somebody that knows their way around wordpress, hit the comment box! I have also been quit busy with working. But I missed you guys, so I thought I’d just put up some of the pictures that were on my iPhone…

I have been selling all my old clothing and shoes at a fleamarket. It was the first time I have ever done it, but it feels so good to get rid of your own shit and make some place for new things.

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Which I obviously did by getting a new pair of Air Max 97, I used to own these as a 10 year old girl in elementary school and they make me feel as cool as they did back then! I also got me a pair of red timberlands and they look amazeballs with a pair of black skinny jeans.

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I went to Croatia for the weekend to visit my friends who just moved to the capital Zagreb.

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The food and wine is AMAZING and CHEAP, it honestly makes sense to just buy a plane ticket and eat and drink like a madmen and you’ll be still using less money than a weekend in Copenhagen..

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We went to the Electronic Beats Festival, where a vodka cranberry only costed 2 euro’s (15kr). In Denmark you would easily pay about 6 to 10 euro’s for anything with hard liquor..

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We ended the night at McDonals. That BigMac was the best meal I’ve had, ever…

With love,
-Janet

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Madrid: La Cesta

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Madrid seems to been ages ago, but the city really conquered a place into my heart! The first night I booked a table at La Cesta and was already overwhelmed by happiness to see that the first table was available from 20.30 and the last table at 23.30! I found the restaurant after a review on the blog My Little Madrid and it specially attracted me because of their vision” “A creative menu, offering delicate, tasty, natural and uncomplicated dishes which avoid pretention and over-sophistication. Not divided into starters or main courses, and nothing over €20.” and to top it off because of their dream-team in the kitchen (two Michelin stars and three Repsol sun).

To be honest, when we arrived I wasn’t really impressed by their entrance, but luckily their main restaurant looked a lot better. Nice and colorful and with a table at 20.30 (which is late for both Dutch and Danish standards..) we were the first to arrive. This was a bit akward, but our stomachs definitely couldn’t wait any longer! We weren’t sure what to order, so we started with some starters and they were HEAVEN, pure HEAVEN. So we decided to go for the entire menu. This ended up to be a bit too much, but I can reassure you that every single bite we had was just amazing. Amazing food and amazing wine: what else can a girl ask for?

I can imagine that the restaurant is a bit more expensive for Spanish standards, but we paid around 130 euro for an amazing meal with a bunch of wine, so for Danish standards it was actually a “normal” price with outstanding food and wine. Oh yeah and before I forget: the service was also more than amazing, definite recommendation! Take me back to this place 😉

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With love,
-Janet

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Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

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With an early flight to Madrid, we arrived to the city around noon and I can tell you: this makes you hungry! Well to be honest, pretty much everything makes me hungry, so after we dumped our stuff at the hotel it was time for lunch! Luckily our hotel was a walking distance from Mercado de San Miguel, which reminded me a lot of Copenhagen’s own Torvehallerne only with a lot more tapas and A LOT cheaper (think: 1 euro per tapa). It was like heaven for me and I ran around like a chicken without a head buying everything I wanted to try, to the amusement of the boyfriend which thought I fitted in quite well with all the Chinese tourists. The place is a bit touristy (a lot of pushing and pulling) but I would still recommend it: who doesn’t want’s to eat oysters, cheap tapas and have a Sangria?

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With love,
-Janet

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