Wonderland in Rotterdam

The Markthal in Rotterdam is not only one of the most recent market hall contributions, but quite possibly one of the coolest. This astonishing piece of arched architecture features a ceiling of giant fruits, vegetables and flowers bursting with colours, and combined with regular sized ones in the stalls on the ground, alongside exotic delicacies,  they will transport you  to the […]

The perfect girly weekend: Lisbon

Rute Vendeirinho is back, taking you to her favourite girly destinations for a weekend, including insider tips and where to go for a girly weekend photo session! This is – Lisbon! Are you desperate for that perfect weekend away with your girlfriends? If so, prepare yourself, forget about the household, the mummy duties… and embrace some girly […]

Post-summer bummer

The Desperate Expat Wife considers the generous holidays in Luxembourg to be a major advantage. She especially enjoys it in September when she, comfortably installed on her beach towel, waves a royal goodbye to the majority of fellow holidaymakers who grudgingly pick up their towels and plod back to work and school, making her the […]

H & G country

Now, if you think that when you’ve seen one Hansel & Gretel town you’ve seen them all, Limburg might just make you change your mind. Close to Koblenz and about a 2 hours drive from Luxembourg –  depending on whether you opt for the Autobahn or the winding road between the Moselle river and steep, […]

Paris slows down

Paris slows down in August. A time for new discoveries and for the things you discover again and again.  Sometimes to get the nicest experiences, you have to accept some less nice ones – such is big city life.   And sometimes, those experiences are human encounters. Like the slightly worn but very friendly and […]

August at sea

Silver solitude, lonely lighthouses, blue beyond, seaside galleries and seaside restaurants, sails and sailors, archipelago Amen, old men and trolls, and somebody waiting ashore… Photos by Unni Holtedahl, Norway, August 2015. ©2015 Unni Holtedahl

July bloom

July in bloom…. along quiet summer streets and white picket fences… by lazy swings, empty chairs and open doors, by playing children and posing dogs… it’s a time of dog rose nostalgia. Photos by Unni Holtedahl, July 2015. ©2015 Unni Holtedahl

diariesof: Argentina

Did you discover the new travel magazine diariesof yet? If not, there’s a new issue out, on Argentina – in time to get inspiration for this or the next holiday. diariesof’s first issue was funded through crowdfunding and each issue focuses on a selected country. This  new issue on Argentina includes a special chapter on […]

Castle hunting

Luxembourg is a good place to go castle hunting, and the Grand Château d’Ansembourg is the perfect start. Less than half an hour from Luxembourg City, in quite stunning surroundings, and with the loveliest garden. The garden is what you visit here, and it’s well worth it, with old fashioned flowers and neatly trimmed bushes, ponds […]

These places still exist

There are still places like this. Where life is slow, people are friendly and locals trust strangers. It is reassuring and faith-restoring. The thing is, sometimes you’ve just got to get off the motorway. Get behind a tractor and follow it. Trust your GPS when she insists you take the weird tiny roads seemingly leading […]