Travel Bucketlist

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There is so much to see in the world. I feel like I’ve seen a lot of countries, but the world is so big that I also haven’t seen much of the world. In this blogpost I don’t want to make a list of the countries I want to visit (because I want to vist them all), I want to make a list of journeys I want to make.

  1. Interrail through Europe – I love the idea of seeing all the countries of the continent I live in. I already visited a lot of countries and capitals in Europe, but still not all of them. I think if I would do an interrail (by train) or a roadtrip, I would go to the North of Europe (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland), to the UK (Ireland sounds beautiful) or to East Europe (Poland, Hungary, Slovenia).
  2. Visit all the vulcanos in Iceland – I’ve seen pictures of Iceland and it looks so beautiful! I just have to visit is one day. And also the vulcanos, vulcanos are so cool! Maybe “Visit all the vulcanos in the world” is also an bucketlist idea.
  3. Roadtrip through North America – There are probably a lot of people with the dream to go to the USA. I’m one of them. I would love to visit all the national parks and ofcourse all the famous cities (New York, Washington, San Francisco, Los Angeles).
  4. Visit Asia – China, Indonesia and Japan are also on my bucketlist. Backpacking is an option, but it scares me a little. So I probably will visit them seperatly.
  5. Journey through Australia and New Zealand – Two beautiful countries, do I have to say more?
  6. See all the capitals – This is a very vague description, but it would be cool right? I did not really think about how I am going to achieve this dream, so it will always be a vague dream probably.

Going to South America, Africa and the Middle East is also on my bucketlist, but that will probably also be a vague description because I did not really brainstorm about that either. As you maybe can tell, I only really have a “plan” for the Europe and North America “roadtrip”. So we’ll see if it all is ever going to happen. For now it is only just a dream.

Thank you so much for reading!

 

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Get to know me! | Tag

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I was not tagged in this, but I really wanted to do this tag. I always like answering questions. So here it is!

  1. What is your middle name? My middle name is Marcella.
  2. What is your favorite color? My favorite color is pink. But for my clothes I like safe colors like black, white, grey and jeans color.
  3. Who was your first best friend? I don’t want to name names, because of privacy.
  4. How tall are you? I’m 169 cm.
  5. Cats or Dogs? I like both! And I want to have both haha. For dogs, I really love pugs. They are so cute. And for cats, I like those tiger ones.
  6. Funniest moment throughout School? I think it’s that one time a fell of the stairs out of the nowhere. But my whole high school time was fun, I really enjoyed it to be honest.
  7. Are you in/gone to college? At the moment, no. But I really want to go next year!
  8. What was your favorite/worst subject in High School? My favorite subject was English and physics. And my worst subject was math, I really did not understand it.
  9. What is your Favorite drink? I don’t really have a favorite drink, but I like to drink water and ice tea. Oh and I like hot tea, latte machiatto and hot chocolate. For alcoholic drinks (I don’t really drink much alcohol) but I like some cocktails (Pina Colada and Moijito).
  10. What is your favorite animal? I think it’s a giraffe.
  11. What is your favorite perfume? Flowerbomb by Viktor&Rolf
  12. Tea or Coffee? Tea!
  13. What would you (or have you) name your children? I really don’t know actually.
  14. What Sports do you play/Have you played? I do not really play sports, when I want to be active I go to the gym. But when I was younger I used to do gymnastics.
  15. What is your favorite book? Looking for Alaska by John Green
  16. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers? For English Youtubers I like: Niki and Gabi, NikkiTutorials (but actually Nikki is Dutch), Katerina Beautyblog. And for Dutch Youtubers I like: Beautygloss, Jiami, Sophie. But it changes everytime haha
  17. What is your favorite movie? That changes everytime too, but I like Disney movies.
  18. Are you Single or Taken? I’m happily taken 🙂
  19. Whats your idea of an ideal first date? I don’t think there is an “ideal first date”. I mean there could always go something wrong. But I think the most important thing is just to have a fun date and get to know each other by chatting.
  20. How many Girlfriends/Boyfriends have you had? I have had one boyfriend and he is still my lovely boyfriend. 🙂
  21. Favorite memory from childhood? I had a really good childhood, so I like everything about it.
  22. Do you speak any different languages and how well? Yes, I speak Dutch fluently (because it is my first language). And I also speak English, not perfectly but I’m trying. I can also understand and speak a bit French.
  23. Do you have any siblings? Yes I have one younger sister.
  24. How would you describe your fashion sense? As not really fashionable, but more comfy, but still want to look presentable.
  25. What is your favorite restaurant? I don’t really have a favorite restaurant, if they have pizza I like it.
  26. What are some of your favorite tv shows? Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Keeping up with the Kardashians.
  27. PC or mac? PC
  28. What phone do you have? (iOS v Android?) I have a Samsung, so android.
  29. Tell us one of your bad habits! I think it’s being stubborn.
  30. How many countries have you visited? Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg, France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Switserland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Vatican City, Egypt, South Africa and Lesotho. So that are 17 countries. Including the Netherlands: 18.

 

Thankyou so much for reading!

Book review -Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

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Recently I’ve read the book Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. I’ve bought it when I was in Italy because I run out of books. I’ve bought it for €5 euro, so that’s cheap. I looked it up online and the normal price for this book in the Netherlands is around €12 euro.

The book is about Oskar Schell, a nine year old boy. Oskar has lost his father at the 9/11 tragedy. When he is looking in his fathers closet, he finds a vase with an envelope in it. In this envelope he finds a key, and the word BLACK written on the inside of the envelope. Oskar decides to find out wich lock in New York belongs to the key. He hopes to find something about his father.

I liked the book. It is different compared to a lot of populair books. Also it is beautiful to see how Oskar grows and how he processes the loss of his father.

One thing about the book that I’ve found a bit difficult, is that it actually are two storylines in one book. Sometimes that’s a bit confusing. But it does not make the book worse, I think the other storyline makes it interesting.

I don’t want to spoil anything about the book, so I’m sorry if it is a little bit short. But I have to say, even if it was an impulse purchase, I totally do not regret it.

Thankyou so much for reading. Have a nice day!

Trip to Italy | Summer 2016

This summer, I went on a vacation to Italy with my family! It was amazing, the weather was good, the food was delicious and Italy was so beautiful.

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I stayed two weeks in Italy, at the Lake Garda. Lake Garda is a beautiful huge lake in the north of Italy. Around the lake there are all these cute little villages, where you can walk, shop and eat ice cream. And ofcourse enjoy the beautiful view of the lake.

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I’ve seen a lot, and I’ve visited a few cities. I went to Venice and Milan. I’ve visited a monastery as you can see in the picture above, a medieval village, I’ve seen a waterfall and a lot of lakes around the Lake Garda. And the most exciting thing for me was canyoning. Canyoning is walking in a wetsuit through a river with obstacles as waterfalls. You have to get down the waterfall by jumping, with a rope or sliding. It was very scary for me at first, but I really enjoyed it and it was an amazing experience! (I’ve filmed some of the adventure with our gopro, but I’m still working on it so I’ll insert it when I’m finished!)

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Venice was very beautiful as always. It was my second time there. This time we didn’t walk alot through the city, but we went to all the little islands by boat. We’ve seen so many things that you normally won’t see if you just stay on the mainland. We went to the Lido (the beach), and the little island with a big church on it that is the main image of Venice (according to the travel guide). I believe it is an important image, because you can see it when you stand on the San Marco square. I liked that island, because I had a beautiful view of the San Marco, but without all the tourists around me. Later that day we went to the mainland and walked around a bit. It was a fun day.

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The picture above is the San Marco square from the island.

Last but not least I’ve visited Milan. My first impression of the city was, oh it’s only the big cathedral? (By the way I went inside the cathedral with my dad. It was huge.) Ofcourse there is also the big “shopping center” with all the expensive stores. I like to see all these expensive stores and all the rich people who buy things there. Even though I can’t afford a Chanel bag, I think it’s fun to see all those rich people show off haha.

At first I did not really like Milan, also because we were kinda lost and ended up in the more ugly part of Milan. When we were back on track and came in the center again, I really liked it. They had beside the expensive stores also other stores (read Sephora) and I finally saw the beautiful buildings. So in the end it was a really nice day.

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Just one last picture of the beautiful lake Garda (Lago di Garda in Italian). And a pizza picture, because Italy and pizza duhh.

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About me

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Hello anyone who reads this,

Maybe it’s a good start to introduce myself. I am Daisy and I’m 18 years old. I’m from the Netherlands. The reason I write this blog in English and not in Dutch is because I want to increase my English skills. So it’s possible that you find some mistakes in my blogs, but that’s because English isn’t my first language.

So at the moment I’m not going to school. This year (2016) I’ve graduated from high school, and now I have a gap year. I did not really choose for it, because I really wanted to go to college. But here in the Netherlands a lot of studies (not sure if it is the same word in English) don’t have the space to accept all the students. The studie I wanted to do was skin therapy, but they only accepted 100 students. And sadly I was not one of them.

Now I have a lot of free time. I’m still looking around for what I can do, because I don’t want to waste my time. I want to use my time to evolve myself, but I don’t really know how. So now I am just working now and then, trying to save some money.

Also I want to say that this blog is probably going to be a mess, just as my life. I don’t really know what I’m mostly going to write about. But I think just about everything. My interests are travelling, makeup/beauty, books, food and fitness. So if you are interested in that too, maybe you will like reading my blog :).

Thankyou very much for reading and for your time.