Author: Juliette

The Dubrovnik City Walls

Dubrovnik is located in the Southern part of Croatia and is very popular for its beautiful location on the Adriatic Sea, perfect weather, beautiful Old Town and, more recently, for being one of the filming locations of the very popular show Game of Thrones. I visited back in July this year and one of my favourite things there was walking on the city walls that surround the Old Town.

3 days in Dubrovnik: an itinerary

Even though I only stayed for a few days in Dubrovnik, it really stole my heart. This not-so-hidden gem on the Adriatic sea proved to be the perfect mix between a sightseeing and adventurous holiday, and a relaxing and chill one. I planned to go to Dubrovnik at the end of July. It was my first time visiting Croatia and, more importantly, the first time I travelled to a new country since the beginning of the pandemic. How exciting! In total, we stayed for 2 whole days and 2 half-days (one afternoon and one morning) and, at first, I thought it would never be enough to visit and see everything, but it was actually perfect! The centre of Dubrovnik is actually very small and you don’t really need a whole day to discover everything. Here is what we did! Half-day 1: We arrived there in the afternoon and started exploring the old town by walking around the numerous streets, trying not to get lost. We walked up and down the main street, Stradun, then decided …

Summer review – July & August 2021

I had been waiting for summer in Belgium basically since September last year but it was, sadly, very disappointing. The month of July especially, since we had rain for days, so much that the country was hit by disastrous floods. However, I was lucky enough to have some days off of work that I used to escape the cold weather and rain and go to warmer places with a lot of sun. I also took a bit of a break from this blog, so this monthly review will be a two-in-one that includes both July and August! My favourite things about these months: Sea, summer and sunny days: I will talk about my adventures a bit more in detail later and in other blog posts, but my favourite thing this month by far was being able to enjoy the sun (and the sea) in three different countries: Croatia, France and Italy. After weeks of rain in Belgium, this was much needed! Visiting islands in Croatia: during my trip to Croatia, which was amazing, one of …

Chasing flowers

Finding beauty in the ordinary also means marvelling at nature’s wonders, and when you can’t travel to the other side of the world to discover something completely new and extraordinary, well you just have to find that little bit of magic in your everyday life. This is even more true now that travelling is… complicated, to say the least. This is what local adventures are about for me, even when there is no pandemic: making an adventure out of pretty much anything. It can be for an afternoon or just a few hours, it can be a new hike or walk in your area, taking pictures of a flower field, discovering a small town next to your city, or even just going to a museum 5 minutes away from your home. Well, in spring most of my local adventures were about flowers, and I have already talked about going to the bluebell forest a few weeks ago, for instance. Another time, I went with a friend of mine to a beautiful street close to my …

Monthly review – May 2021

This month flew by and I don’t think I was ready for it to end. Even though I did some pretty cool stuff and summer finally started here in Belgium, I do feel like the month of June is coming a bit too early… but well, you can’t really slow down time, and here we are! My favourite things about this month: Bars and restaurants reopened! I think I have been waiting for this moment since November, when they all had to shut down because of the pandemic, so this was definitely a highlight for this month! Of course, now they can only open their outside terraces, but it is still better than nothing, and I tried to make the most of it this month, especially since the weather is finally back to what it should be! Linked to this previous point, I have really enjoyed being outside: having a drink with friends, going to the beach (finally!!), reading in the sun, etc. Everything is better when the weather is nice and the days are …

Belgium’s Blue Forest

As with some of my previous local adventures, this new one is all about flowers and specifically about bluebells. These pretty purple flowers look like tiny little bells and were in full bloom at the end of April. They are usually found in woodlands and are typically associated with fairies and magic.