During the Easter weekend, I was in Stockholm for a few days. It was great to be back, I’ve been there a couple of times but hadn’t been able to return since the summer of 2015! Although the weather had been nice the days before, winter suddenly decide to come back for the Easter weekend. So that meant after a long day of walking around in the freezing city, we were craving for a nice hot bath. We decided to add a little extra to it. The bathroom of our deluxe room in Miss Clara Hotel was just the perfect setting to try one of the Lush Bath Bomb from Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics!
Last week I embarked on a cruise to Western Caribbean cruise on Holland America’s Oosterdam along with my dad. Arriving the day before from Europe, we needed a one-night stay in a hotel in Tampa. A lot of popular pre-cruise hotels are located in the Rocky Point Area west of the airport, but we opted for Le Méridien , a hotel in downtown Tampa, so we could do some exploring of the nearby surroundings and go for a walk to the historic Ybor City.
During our last visit to Prague my girlfriend and I stayed at the Boscolo hotel. Boscolo is a small Italian 5-star hotel chain, with hotels in Prague, Budapest, Nice, Rome, Venice and Milan. Having previously resided in Boscolo Exedra Nice and Boscolo Budapest, I had no doubt the hotel in Prague would be of the same superb quality.
Boscolo sure knows how to pick their hotels! As their hotel in Prague, Boscolo Budapest is located in an Italian Renaissance-style palace. The building from 1894 offers cozy but highly luxurious rooms for a pampered stay in Hungary’s romantic capital. The building is also home to the famous New York Café, which in itself is one of the must-see attractions Budapest has to offer!
Always wanted to do that Eurotrip? Just go for it!
Good. That was easy! So now that you’ve decided to embark on this awesome adventure, don’t just book a plane ticket to your favorite city and rent a car. Maybe don’t rent a car at all!
There are actually a few things I want to tell you about how to travel in Europe that might make your road trip a bit more enjoyable.
Mmmm, Let’s talk food, shall we?
My morning routine: wake up, head straight to Emmerys. Really, Emmerys, on the corner of Klostergade and Guldsmedgade, is a great place to start your morning. You can order breakfast to go, or sit back and enjoy the quiet morning with a cup of coffee. They really focus on organic, healthy and ecological food and drinks, like beet juice. If there weren’t so many cool things to see around Aarhus, you could spend your whole morning there. I saw lots of people reaching for their portable and using the cozy bakery as a workplace.
When I was in Denmark I spent a few days in Aarhus. Denmark has a total population of only 5,700,000 and a fair amount of them live in or near Copenhagen. The rest of the country is rather scarcely populated, especially compared to Belgium where I’m from. So with 330,000 inhabitants of which 264,000 live in the inner city center, Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest city.
Aarhus is also the European Capital of Culture 2017, so if you want to go, now you have the perfect excuse!
So it’s been a while since I’m back from Prague but boy do I miss it! If you’re a fellow European this lovely city is the perfect place for a city trip (we even spent the whole week there and could easily stay longer!). For non-Europeans, Prague is ideal to get a taste of the great atmosphere and architecture Europe has to offer. I’ve been seeing a lot of Americans that are doing a European holiday and apart from the obvious choices (Paris, London, Rome) some of them dare to add Prague to their journey. I have yet to see a disappointed tourist in Prague!
During our trip to Prague, we made some time to head away from the busy city and visited the Zoo! It’s located outside the city centre and although you can get there by bus or even by boat plus a short walk after that, I recommend taking a taxi like we did. From our Boscolo hotel in Praha 1 – the city centre – it was about 450 CZK and you’re being dropped of right at the very entrance. Our taxi driver gave us his phone number so we didn’t have to go through the hassle of finding a cab to get back (I didn’t spot a designated taxi stop at first sight there).