Looking for the Belfast Child

October 24, 2016 in Belfast / City tripping / Ireland / Northern Ireland / United Kingdom

Belfast is like an ugly child: you love it the most.  Steven Rae

Last August, my parents had reached the magical number 25 in their years of marriage, and my sister and I decided that it might be nice to surprise them with a little family trip, just the four of us. We had already informed our parents back in August about this trip, ensuring that they wouldn’t plan anything and so that my mum could take a day off of work. 

My sister and I had already been looking at different agencies offering surprise trips (where you book but don’t know until the very last minute where you will actually go) but we decided against it since it’s fairly expensive. Instead of this, we booked a trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland, ourselves and just decided to not reveal the final destination until the morning of the trip. And I must admit, it has been the best kept secret, my parents had no clue, nor any idea, of where we would go until Thursday morning, 6am. 

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Gran Canaria: The big preparation guide

April 12, 2016 in Canary Islands / Las Palmas / Spain / Sunny escapade

Eversince January I’ve been doing my Erasmus exchange on the sunny island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), in its capital Las Palmas. It took me some time, but I’m fully settled and ready to give you tips on how to prepare your trip to the sunniest city in the world! ☀️

To die or not to die of a heat stroke… 

Although a lot of people seem to think that summer is the warmest period of the Canaries, it’s actually not true. If you are looking for heat you should definitely travel during fall. While the rest of Europe is getting cooler (or at least colder 😉), the Canaries will still be warm and sunny. Especially September until November are good months but celebrating Christmas in nice temperatures is definitely possible here. Just keep in mind that February is the rainy month. Oh and if you want to travel in a period with relatively little tourists, come during the summer months! That’s when Gran Canaria is ’empty’.

Attention! You will be flying ‘outside the EU zone’!

Am I? You might think. Yes you are. Even though las Islas Canarias are part of Spain and thus definitely European (I mean, you even pay with euros!) they are an exception when it comes to customs of airports in the EU. And let’s be fair, it’s basically Africa. 

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