One of the first things my friend Thomas and I (Jacco) planned to do once we flew into Manila was actually getting out of the city as fast as we could and go north. North to the UNESCO rice terraces of the Batad region in the Ifugao province. Things did not entirely went according to plan, but we got there and it was beautiful!
Somehow I (Jacco) have never been to Italy yet. This last month, I finally got to change that and man, that country is amazing! The last time I went on a holiday with my mother was seven years ago, on safari in Tanzania. This year we decided to check if the experience of traveling together would still be as good. So we went to the beautiful region of Tuscany for a week. One of the biggest things we did there was a daytrip to Florence, and it overwhelmed us. This is how we experienced Florence in one day, and what you should definitely be doing when going there.
At the end of March, I went to Portugal for an exchange programme. The exchange programme was with a school in Leiria, but we had the chance to go to Portugal a couple of days before, so we could visit Lisbon as well. Because it was a schooltrip, the experience was different than a normal trip but I still enjoyed it!
About a month ago, we went to the Ardennes for a weekend. We wrote earlier what we did during our first two days. You can read that in part 1! On our last day, we went to ‘The Caves of Han’. The Caves of Han is one of the most popular tourist attractions in The Ardennes. And we had a blast!
A couple weeks ago we were nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. In a previous blog we answered the 11 questions made by our nominator Stories of Mi. Now it is up to us to nominate a number of new bloggers and think of 11 questions to ask them!
We are going to Norway this summer, for about three weeks. A couple of weeks ago we shared part 1 of our plans for Norway. If you haven’t read that one, be sure to do so! Part 1 focused mainly on the islands of Lofoten in the far north of Norway. We will now take you through the most exciting activities and locations (according to us) for the rest of our roadtrip.
We have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Because we only have our blog for more or less two months we feel honored that we have been picked! We got nominated by www.storiesofmi.com. Mi seems like a really cool girl from Luxembourg and she writes about her own country, her travel destinations and food! Oh and her dream: From Alaska to Argentina is amazing! If you search someone to go with you, we would not mind at all haha. So thank you Mi for nominating us!
Last weekend we went to The Ardennes, in Belgium, to celebrate our one year anniversary (that’s actually at the end of the month, in the same weekend as Jacco’s birthday, so we thought ‘why not go earlier so we can celebrate his birthday later this month’). Anyway, we went to this little living wagon ‘Coeur De Roulotte’ near Lierneux , a small city with about 3000 inhabitants. The living wagon was entirely made out wood, which was really romantic and so beautiful! So guys, if you want to take your girlfriend/ fiancée/ wife on a romantic weekend, I would consider this as a perfect place to go!
This summer, we are going to Norway for 23 days. I have to be honest, I’m pretty excited. For me (Céline), it’s going to be my first roadtrip and my first vacation for longer than two weeks. And I’m going to do that with the person I love. Sounds perfect right?!
In the summer of 2016, me and my best friend Thomas went to the Philippines for three and a half weeks. One of the things we were looking forward to most was swimming with whale sharks. After researching for some time we discovered that is was sadly impossible to swim with whale sharks in their natural habitat, as it was the wrong time of the year. Luckily, we also found out about Oslob.